Welcome to The Conservatory at the North Texas Performing Arts Academy, now enrolling for 2022-2023 in Plano and Fairview!

Educate. Explore. Experience.

The North Texas Performing Arts Academy Conservatory provides a high-quality educational experience in a flexible, supportive learning environment to students in grades 6-12 with a passion for the performing arts.

Students can pursue 7 unique certifications that cover the entire breadth of a serious theatrical arts education with our professional team of qualified directors and instructors. We work in tandem with the largest youth theatre in the country, holding classes in real, working theatres, providing training and experiences not typically available to students outside the collegiate and professional world.

The Conservatory provides a unique educational model that combines this artistic training with The Core: our answer to a traditional educational model. We partner with students and parents in guided independent study through on-site access to study spaces and our credentialed educational staff who will make sure you are achieving your core educational goals in tandem with your artistic training.

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No enrollment fee for early registration through May 31!

Join us for an Open House!

Visit our Academy campuses and learn more about the Conservatory at one of our open house events.

Sun. May 15, 5:00-6:30 PM (Plano)

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Can’t make these dates? Email academyadmissions@ntpa.org to schedule a tour on another date.

NTPA’s Three-Pillar Education

Drawing on almost thirty years as a North Texas not-for-profit educational institution delivering high-quality performing arts training, the NTPA Academy combines the very best of environments to foster a complete educational solution through its “Three Pillars” educational model.

The North Texas Performing Arts Academy Conservatory provides a high-quality educational experience in a flexible, supportive learning environment to students with a passion for the performing arts. The Conservatory aims to provide a unique educational alternative to public school, private school, and home-school alternatives, offering a bridge to the postsecondary and professional world through a rigorous and comprehensive educational and experiential learning model for students..


The Core

NTPA offers a flexible approach to support core State of Texas-required instruction through our innovative guided independent study program: The Core. Always staffed by our Core Counselors, this comfortable study environment partners with students on their core education. Licensed educators and guidance counselors walk through your students core curriculum and oversee their progress each week.

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Advanced Performing Arts Classes

Our in-person training boasts a comprehensive and integrated performing arts Conservatory Curriculum, where students can pursue 7 unique certifications (Theatre, Musical Theatre, Acting, Video & Film, and Theatrical Professions, Dance, and Voice). Taught by degreed professionals and the best teaching artists in North Texas, the curriculum offers a broad and fast-moving performing arts education that will impress college admissions and university theatre departments, as well as professional casting directors and producers.

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Musical and Dramatic Productions

Each semester, Academy students will have unique performance opportunities available only to currently-enrolled students. For almost three decades, NTPA has offered an immersive performance and production experience in the widest variety of dramatic and musical productions offered in Texas. Directed by trained professionals and performing in front of live audiences, no other organization can provide the breadth and depth of real-life performance experience available at North Texas Performing Arts.

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Campuses and Contact Information

New students: academyadmissions@ntpa.org
Current students: academycore@ntpa.org
Main Phone Line: 972-422-2575


Willow Bend Center of the Arts
(The Shops at Willow Bend)
6121 W. Park Blvd. B216
Plano, TX 75093


Fairview Youth Theatre
(Fairview Town Center)
302 Town Place
Fairview, TX 75069

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