The Teen Conservatory gives teens with a passion for the performing arts the chance to work with professional artists, see world-class theatre, and learn the craft of performance in an intensive but non-competitive environment. No experience is necessary, but students must demonstrate a deep level of seriousness and a willingness to learn, grow, and become part of a professional arts community. Teen Conservatory students have learned from Broadway artists and casting directors, been mentored by Gulfshore Playhouse staff, and performed such shows as The Secret Garden and Into the Woods.

2018-2019 Season

Program Dates: September 24, 2018 – May 22, 2019
Mondays & Thursdays 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Cabaret Performance: January 20, 2019 at 8 PM
One-Act Performance: May 22, 2019 at 8 PM

Gulfshore Playhouse’s Teen Conservatory is an after-school intensive class for 13-18-year-old artists with an interest in theatre performance. Teen Conservatory students receive training in acting and musical theatre performance. The program gives students the opportunity to attend Gulfshore Playhouse mainstage productions and special events, interact with visiting artists, and learn skills from theatre professionals. The Teen Conservatory includes two public performances: a January cabaret and a spring one-act play performed on the Gulfshore Playhouse stage.

The Teen Conservatory is the ideal program in the Naples area for young artists to refine their skills in:

  • Acting
  • Singing
  • Ensemble Work
  • Auditioning
  • Industry Knowledge

The Teen Conservatory is the best way for teens with a serious interest in theatrical performance to gain high-level training to prepare them for future careers.

Summer 2019

In summer 2019, we are thrilled to announce the Teen Conservatory will be performing the Tony-winning musical, Les Misérables. This by-audition full-day summer camp gives performers aged 13-18 the opportunity to rehearse and perform in one of Broadway’s most iconic musicals. Participants will have the opportunity to train under Becky Timms who served as the Associate Choreographer on Broadway for Thoroughly Modern Millie and performed on Broadway in Cats. In addition, Teen Conservatory participants will learn about the theatre industry from Gulfshore Playhouse’s professional theatre artists. There is no better camp available in Naples for teens looking to sharpen their skills in the performing arts.

Directed and Choreographed by Broadway’s Becky Timms
Class and rehearsal July 8 – August 1, 2019
Performances August 1-10, 2019
Need-based and merit-based scholarships available.
Click here to learn more about the audition process. To register for an audition, please call Hester Kamin at (239) 261-7529 x207.


A Musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
Based on the Novel by Victor Hugo
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel
Additional Material by James Fenton
Adapted by Trevor Nunn and John Caird
Original Orchestrations by John Cameron
New Orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe, and Stephen Brooker
Originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh
School Edition Specially Adapted and Licensed by Music Theatre International
and Cameron Mackintosh (Overseas) Ltd.