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Musical Theatre registration is now open.

Musical Theatre performers ages 14 through 22 can learn the ins and outs of musical theatre during this Disney Performing Arts Conservatory experience.

  • Disneyland Resort, California
  • June 28 – July 2, 2020 or July 26 – 30, 2020
  • Middle–Junior High
    High School
    College
  • Starting Price

Conservatory Overview

Disney Performing Arts Conservatory – Musical Theatre is a Disney twist on a traditional Conservatory! This experience will give young performers the opportunity to improve their performance skills through immersive workshops, professional panels, behind-the-scenes experiences and master classes with makers of Disney magic. Each Conservatory will take place over 5 consecutive days (8 hours per day) and will consist of a comprehensive series of workshops focusing on vocals, dancing and acting taught by entertainment professionals. The Conservatory culminates with a live performance at one of the Disneyland® Resort theme parks.

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The Disney Difference

Immersive Sessions: Each performer will participate in sessions focusing on storytelling through vocal, dance and acting performance. Participants will learn from industry-recognized teaching artists who will illustrate how each craft supports the overall performance quality of any show.

In-Park and Behind-the-Scenes Experiences: Participants will get the opportunity to see firsthand how the performing arts bring our theme parks to life by experiencing shows, atmosphere entertainment, parades and attractions. From the wondrous stage show “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” to the enchantment of “Mickey and the Magical Map,” they will experience Disney Entertainment through the eyes of those who create it—while learning how to define the elements of a great show.

Auditioning Workshops: Each participant will learn the keys to a successful audition and receive feedback from Disneyland® Resort Cast Members. Participants who are age 18 or older will have the opportunity to submit a headshot and resume as well as to be seen by the Disney Live Entertainment Casting Team.

Rehearsing Workshop: A main goal of the Conservatory is working toward a final performance. The entire group of participants will rehearse daily under the direction of industry professionals and Disneyland® Resort Cast Members. Professional rehearsal techniques and habits will be reinforced along the way.

Special Guest Artists: Throughout the Conservatory, participants will learn techniques and receive amazing insights from those who have made the Disney magic you have come to know. 2020 special guests will be announced at a later date.

Final Performance: Final Performance: Rehearsal and preparation will be key as the group comes together to create a grand performance at one of the Disneyland® Resort theme parks. This final performance will be open to Disney Performing Arts Conservatory friends and family as well as Disneyland® Resort Guests.

For more information about the Conservatory and assessment process, please call (714) 520-6423 or email dlr.dpaconservatory@disney.com. Applicants under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

Program offerings, program elements (including, without limitation, dates, schedules and availability) and pricing are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Space is limited. Separate theme park admission is required for guests of participants and for visits to the Theme Parks by participants that are not part of the Conservatory schedule. Each participant and his/her parent/legal guardian will be required to sign a release/participation form before participant’s registration can be confirmed; a form will be provided. Other restrictions may apply.

Price

$1,195 per participant.

Price includes admission to 5 consecutive 8-hour days at the Conservatory and a one-day Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® ticket, valid on the final day of the Conservatory for use by the participant only. Ticket is non-upgradeable and expires on the last day of the Conservatory.

How to Apply

Registration is now open.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about Disney Performing Arts Conservatory.

For more information about the Conservatory and assessment process, please email dlr.dpaconservatory@disney.com.

Disney Performing Arts Conservatory FAQs


Q. What is the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory?

A. The Disney Performing Arts Conservatory gives young performers ages 14 - 22 the opportunity to achieve performance excellence through immersive workshops, professional panels, behind-the-scenes experiences, and master classes over five consecutive days. Each 8-hour day consists of a comprehensive series of workshops taught by entertainment professionals, culminating with a live performance in one of the Theme Parks at the Disneyland® Resort. Throughout the exclusive experience, performers will develop confidence and be inspired as they fine tune their performance skills.


Q. What instrumentation is planned for the Instrumental Conservatory week?

A. We will be filling spots for a Symphonic Orchestra consisting of Brass, Woodwind, Strings and Percussion players.


Q. What level music do Musicians need to sight read/play?

A. All Musicians must be able to sight read/play Grade 3 music.


Q. What performance background is required for Musical Theatre performers?

A. Although there is not a set number of years of experience required, musical theatre performers should have a basic understanding of and be comfortable with singing, dancing and acting on a stage.


Q. Is there an audition to be considered for both Conservatories?

A. During the registration process, we are asking that all participants to submit a sample of their talent. This is not an audition, but a tool to show us your talents. This evaluation will help prepare us to make our final show successful and exciting. The performance evaluation will include 3 components: photo/headshot, resume or a list of your performing arts experience and education, and a 30-60 second video showcasing your talent. Instructions on how to submit your performance evaluation will be available at the time of registration.


Q. What is the cost for the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory?

A. The Conservatory is $1,195.00 for 5 (five) consecutive 8 (eight) hour days consisting of a comprehensive series of workshops taught by entertainment professionals culminating with a unique and exciting live performance in one of the Theme Parks at the Disneyland® Resort.


Q. What type of Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Ticket is included with the cost of the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory?

A. Conservatory students will receive a one day Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® Ticket valid for the final day of the Conservatory to enjoy the Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks following their final in-Park performance.


Q. Will additional Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Tickets be available for purchase for Conservatory students?

A. A Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Tickets purchase link will be provided with the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory confirmation.


Q. What if I have additional guests?

A. Additional guests will need to purchase Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Tickets, and enjoy the Parks during the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory sessions.


Q. What is the food allowance during the Conservatory?

A. Lunch and hydration stations will be available each day. Conservatory students are welcomed to bring snacks or light food items for breaks.


Q. How do you register for the Disney Performing Arts Conservatory?

A. Registration will be available in fall and is only on-line via the Register Now Link.


Q. What are the expectations of the Chaperones during the program?

A. Chaperones are not required.


Q. Does Disneyland® Resort provide transportation or lodging?

A. Transportation and lodging are not included.


Q. What types of payment are accepted?

A. On-line registration accepts all major credit and debit cards.


Q. What is your Disney Performing Arts Conservatory refund policy?

A. The Disney Performing Arts Conservatory is non-refundable.