Now Registering for Summer Intensive Workshops

Le Petit Theatre’s Young Conservatory and Workforce Development programs are back with summer intensive programs. Register now for the two-week Technical Theatre or Musical Theatre Intensives.

LPT’s Workforce Development Program Technical Theatre Intensive is being offered June 3rd – 14th from 9 AM – 3 PM (Mon. – Fri.) for students ages 13 – 18. In this two-week technical theatre intensive, students interested in the backstage side of theatre arts will learn a variety of skills and discover the many design fields integral to the professional theatre world of today. Students will take daily core classes in scenic and costume design, in addition to specialized afternoon workshops in areas such as lighting design, stage management, sound design, projection design, and more. This intensive is designed to bring greater awareness to the many skill sets and artisans that any theatrical production requires to come fully to life. The Technical Theatre Intensive will be held at Loyola University’s Theatre Design Facilities. Tuition is free for the Technical Theatre Intensive, but all interested students must submit an application online.

LPT’s Young Conservatory Musical Theatre Intensive is being offered July 8th – 19th from 9 AM – 3 PM (Mon. – Fri.) for students ages 8 – 18. In this two-week musical theatre performance intensive, students will concentrate on music and dance skills, learned in an ensemble group style, in order to grow as performers and learn valuable skills such as tempo, rhythm, balance, pitch, timing, group singing, and projection. Students will work with instructors to learn a series of songs and dances, which will be presented to friends and family at the conclusion of the program on Friday, July 19th. The Musical Theatre Intensive will be held at Le Petit Theatre. Tuition for the Musical Theatre Intensive is $300.00, and interested students must also submit an application online. Full and partial scholarships are available for the Musical Theatre Intensive by emailing Le Petit Theatre at

Le Petit continues its free student matinee program this spring with matinees for Born with Teeth on May 2, 2024, at 10 am; and The Importance of Being Earnest on June 13, 2024, at 10 am. If you have a student or youth group interested in attending, reach out to

Brought to you with the support of:

There is no greater joy than watching a child have their first theatrical experience. By introducing children to theatre at an early age, we help them to develop critical thinking skills, increase their overall school performance and help them develop into sentient and empathetic adults. Le Petit Theatre has a long tradition of welcoming children through its doors dating back through most of its 107-year history, and in our 23/24 season, we are re-affirming our commitment to education. Not only will we grow our student matinee program to bring more students without access to theatre through our doors, but we will commit to having young people onstage, backstage and fully integrated into the artistic process. Le Petit Theatre’s Education Program is supported by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, the Ella West Freeman Foundation, and a Wisner Grant from the City of New Orleans. The Student Matinee Program is supported by a grant from The Helis Foundation. The Theatrical Workforce Development Program is supported by a grant from the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA).

If you are interested in learning more about any of Le Petit’s education programs, please contact