Theater at Boston ConservatoryYour role awaits.
Set the Stage for a Life in the Arts
In both our musical and contemporary theater programs, our focus is on preparation, collaboration, and exploration. By combining dynamic acting, voice, and movement training with an array of performance opportunities, students are empowered to grow and advance their art. Your talent will also be honed and your perspective broadened by experimenting with emerging technologies and mixed media art. Along the way, you’ll be supported by an energized community of exceptional educators, a diverse network of students, and distinguished alumni who are transforming the field.
History of the Theater Division
In 1946, noted theater director Harlan F. Grant helped the Conservatory establish its Drama Department. Using the school’s unique access to music and dance, he laid the foundation for today’s musical theater and contemporary theater programs. When Neil Donohoe took the helm in 1985, he sparked innovations that made the Conservatory one of the leading schools in the world for musical theater, setting the standard for other colleges. The Conservatory continued to break new ground by offering an M.F.A. in musical theater in 2012, and launching a B.F.A. program in contemporary theater in 2015, becoming the first conservatory to offer a degree in this subject.
Musical Theater Dance Intensive Summer Program
Boston Conservatory’s acclaimed Musical Theater Dance Intensive (MTDI) is a three-week summer program for students and professionals between the ages of 15 and 25 that prepares participants to be triple-threat performers. Students work closely with Broadway veterans and acclaimed Boston Conservatory faculty in rigorous training that covers ballet, jazz and theater dance, voice, and acting. Learn more about MTDI and how to apply.