PMT Conservatory


at Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Summer Musical Theater is a day camp for young artists ages 4 - 18 that offers training in acting, voice, dance, and technical theater.

The first three weeks students train and rehearse at our studios in the city's West End. In the final week of camp, students will experience the excitement of performing in a fully produced show.

JUNE 27th - JULY 16th, 2022


(ages 13 - 18)


Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Students spend their mornings attending classes in dance, acting, dynamics and vocal performance. In the afternoon, students participate in rehearsals for their show, that will be performed during the 4th week of the program.

No audition is required for acceptance into this program, however students do have to audition for class placement and casting in the show.



Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Students attend dance, acting, and dynamics classes. This track is 3 weeks long, and students do not participate in the show during the 4th week of camp.

No audition is required for acceptance into this program.


Monday - Friday, time and pricing varies based on chosen option:

8:30AM - 5:00PM

8:30AM - 12PM



In the afternoon students join the performance track and perform in their show.

Morning dance classes only.

PMT Conservatory’s Summer Dance Emphasis Program is an audition based program designed for students 13 to 18 years of age who are focused on enhancing their dance training during our 4 week summer camp. This is an intensive program where students will dance for 3.5 hours a day, five days a week, and will study the fundamentals of Jazz, Ballet, Tap, and other Musical Theater style dance. During our 4th week of camp, the students will perform in a showcase to present what they have learned during the intensive.

All students who participate in our Dance Emphasis Program are also eligible to participate in our Teen Production.

An audition is required for acceptance into this program.



Monday - Friday, 10:00AM - 5:30PM

PMT's Technical Theater and Design Program will provide students with a unique look behind the curtain. This program offers students in-classroom and hands on experiences in the full range of technical theater disciplines. Students will develop the skills needed to analyze text, create conceptual drawings and presentations, communicate their thoughts and ideas in a professional manner, and improve their teamwork skills.

Students will participate in a wide array of courses starting with the basics of design in set, lighting, costumes, sound, and properties. The program also includes courses designed to prepare students to communicate and collaborate with a team of designers. Hands on experiences will range from technical theater communication and safety to courses where students will learn carpentry, painting, sound editing software, sound console operation, the science of light and lighting, and programming industry standard lighting software. All of these courses will culminate in the student's ability to work alongside PMT's professional designers on student and professional company productions.

Students in the Technical Program must be available for all performance dates.


(ages 8 - 12)


Monday - Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM

Students spend their mornings rehearsing for their show that will be performed during the 4th week of camp. In the afternoon, they attend classes in dance, acting, dynamics and vocal performance.

No audition is required for acceptance into this program, however students do have to audition for class placement and casting in the show.



(ages 4 - 7)


Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Students will study the basics of dance, acting, group voice, and performance. During the 4th week of camp, students will present their show.

No audition is required for acceptance into this program.

* A deposit is required to hold your spot.
Prices current for the 2021 Summer Musical Theater Camp.

Auditions / Orientations

Mandatory Parent Meeting date: TBD

Details will be provided in your SMT Registration Packet

Auditions are held prior to the first day of classes in order to make casting decisions for all productions as well as level placement for all dance classes and acting by skill level.

Audition preparation and procedures will be sent in the SMT welcome packet.

Tech Week and Performances

All performances are held on site at Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

Tech and dress rehearsal dates TBA

Performances: TBA

A schedule with rehearsals and performances will be provided in the SMT welcome packet.



Where is the camp located?

The camp is located at the PMT studio at 327 S Main Street in Pittsburgh's West End. Free parking, convenient central location, 100 yards from the West End Circle. Three minutes to downtown.

Where are performances located?

Performances will take place at Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

Is space limited?

We limit our registration so that we may provide individualized instruction to our students. Due to the success and popularity of this program, registration fills very quickly. Your early registration is encouraged.

Do I need to audition for the program?

The Dance Emphasis program requires an audition. All other programs only have an audition process for casting and placement, not for acceptance into the camp.

What do I need to prepare for the audition?

Information regarding auditions will be sent in the SMT welcome packet.

I work, how early can I drop off my child?

For the safety of students and staff, staggered start and end times will be in effect. This information along with drop off and pickup times is provided in the SMT welcome packet.

What does my child need for class?

For Acting, Voice, and Performance class, students will need a three-ring binder with pockets and pencils. Street clothes are acceptable attire.

For Dance, female students should wear a leotard and tights with jazz shoes. Male students should wear properly fitting white t-shirts and sweatpants, tights, or shorts. ALL STUDENTS MUST BE COVERED TO AT LEAST THE MID-THIGH.

More information provided in the SMT welcome packet.

What about lunch?

Students must pack their own lunch each day. Every Friday will be pizza day at the cost of $6.

What are headshots?

As an actor, one of the most important tools you will need is an 8x10 photo of yourself called a head shot. We are supplying a photographer at a greatly reduced cost to take the students' headshots. This is in addition to the tuition. Appointments will be made during the first week of camp. You will receive more information on this the first week of camp.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures at Pittsburgh Musical Theater for our students, resident artists, patrons and staff. You must follow all instructions regarding drop-off and pick-up procedures as well as posted instructions while at the PMT Studios for classes and performances. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending classes and performances you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Do your part for the safety and health of yourself and others!