What to Expect

As a respected midsized theatre, Studio is both ambitious enough to provide invigorating programming and small enough to allow its apprentices unique access to the Theatre’s artistic and administrative leadership. The work is rigorous and rewarding; apprentices have a full schedule, and work together with the staff to meet the demanding deadlines of the field. Night and weekend hours are sometimes required.



What we provide

Studio Theatre provides the following for all members of our apprentice classes:

  • Studio Theatre provides brand new, state of the art housing for all apprentices. Butler House, located in the bustling Columbia Heights neighborhood in Washington DC, is just a short walk from the Theatre. The complex provides each apprentice with his or her own private bedroom, completely furnished with paid utilities. This 14-bedroom, six-bathroom row house affords Studio apprentices a place to call home during their year in Washington DC.
  • A modest stipend to assist with daily expenses. The stipend is $6,250 total, disbursed bi-weekly over the 50 weeks of the apprenticeship.
  • Half-price tuition for classes and workshops at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory.
  • Tickets to Studio Theatre productions, as well as tickets to many Washington DC area theatre productions.
  • Two complimentary tickets for guests to each Studio Theatre production. 
  • Seminars with Studio Theatre leadership, including Artistic Director David Muse.


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Apprentice Alumni

In the years of Studio Theatre’s Apprentice Program, alumni have already established careers in various professional theatre, nonprofit, and academic organizations around the country, including Studio Theatre.