Excerpt of "Cabin Pressure." Photo by Phillip Van Nostrand.

SITI Conservatory

26 weeks | Full time 

Training to Listen | Move | Write | Speak | Create

Come join an active theater ensemble for our 2018-2019 season. Practice for eight months inside a seasoned, world-renowned company. SITI is seeking courageous and disciplined theater artists to join us for an eight-month immersive program focused on the art of theater making.

Work alongside SITI

Spend a year working alongside a celebrated theater ensemble. The SITI Conservatory does not aspire to be a traditional school. Instead, we invite you to become part of our company’s life for a year. Every weekday, you will train, rehearse, devise, and dialogue with SITI Company members. In addition, Conservatory artists form their own ensemble within SITI, creating independent new work.

SITI Company is celebrating its 25th Anniversary season and is comprised of many of its original members, each of whom is uniquely qualified to teach Viewpoints and the Suzuki Method of Actor Training. We are committed to intergenerational, artistic exchange: SITI Company members have lessons to impart, and you have ideas to share with us. Come gain practical performance experience while being mentored by leading artists in the field.


At a Glance:

October 2018 - May 2019

Tuition: $15,000

Application Opens: December 15, 2017

Application Deadline: April 15, 2018

Notification: We will review submissions as we receive them and expect to begin sending notifications on or after February 1. Artists are encouraged to apply early. 

Requirements for applicants: Artists must be 21 years of age or older and hold a BA, BFA, or equivalent professional experience. Please see the Application Packet for more information. 

Visas: SITI has partnered with a third party agency to assist International Artists in applying for a J-1 Trainee visa for the duration of the program. 

Financial Aid: SITI offers a very limited amount of financial aid. To apply, please submit a Financial Aid application by or before March 15, 2018. 


Before you apply:

1) Please download and carefully review the Application Packet.

2) Download the essay questions and the budget template, which you will need in order to complete your application. 

3) Contact conservatory@siti.org if you have any questions or would like to set up a time to visit our studio.

Two step application process:

Step One: Submit your application materials:


Step Two: Submit your $80 Application Fee here. 


Thank you for your interest in the SITI Conservatory! Please reach out to us at conservatory@siti.org or at (212) 868-0860 x104 with any questions. 


Please see our Conservatory FAQ.

Important Deadlines:

Apply for Financial Aid by March 15, 2018. 

Submit your Conservatory Application by April 15, 2018.