The A.C.T. Conservatory

A.C.T. seeks to develop the artist in every actor. We cultivate educated men and women of the theater with a critical sense who will energize and advance performance in America. Our training prepares actors to succeed in all aspects of the profession, but our primary goal is to prepare artists for a lifelong investment in the theater. Click here to learn more.

Support the Conservatory 
Help A.C.T. continue to nurture young actors in our community by making a contribution today!

Conservatory Performances
Check out the current performance schedule for information about A.C.T. Conservatory events and public performances.

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Get Involved

Help The Strand get off the ground by making an annual fund gift!
Donors who make a three-year annual fund pledge of $500 per year or more will be recognized in our inaugural Strand program as members of the NEXT STAGE CREW, and will receive exclusive invitations to opening day events. 

Acting Classes at A.C.T.

Check out upcoming acting class schedules for the Young Conservatory and Studio A.C.T. and learn more about A.C.T.'s acclaimed Master of Fine Arts Program.

Women’s Leadership in Residential Theaters
A.C.T. has partnered with the Wellesley Centers for Women to conduct a study on the gender equity of leadership opportunities in the nonprofit American theater.

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Upcoming events for Mr. Burns


March 3, 7 p.m.
Learn firsthand what goes into the making of great theater. After the show, join us for a lively onstage chat with the actors, designers, and artists who develop the work onstage.

March 4, 8 p.m.
The best LGBT night in town! Mingle with the cast and fellow theatergoers while enjoying free drinks and treats at this popular afterparty.

March 7, 4 p.m.
A postshow discussion with special guest Jon Vittiwriter of the "Cape Feare" episode of The Simpsons, and Mark Rucker, director of Mr. Burns. The discussion will be moderated by A.C.T. dramaturg Michael PallerCan't make the Prologue? We'll have a recording on our SoundCloud page.