The Actors Conservatory Element (ACE) is a group of teens who are passionate about the performing arts and who wish to grow as both actors and as technical crew members. Youth ages 12 to 18 who are interested in learning more about theatre are invited to join ACE by participating in any or all of our teen programs during the school year. 

What We Offer

upcoming event

Community Service Project and Christmas Party

December 22, Time TBD

Once a month, ACE will host events to spend time together as a group, as well as serve the community in different capacities. For more info on upcoming events, please visit the link below.

field trip

The phantom of the opera at Music Hall at fair park

January 3, 2019, 7:30 PM

ACE will be attending The Phantom of the Opera at Music Hall at Fair Park on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Permission slips and deposits were due by September 18.


tnt youth conference participation

JUNE 12-16, 2019 | IRVING, TEXAS

WHAT IS TNT? Each June, ACE sends a group of teens to the Texas Non-Profit Theatres Youth Conference to learn more about all aspects of theatre.  A four-day event organized exclusively for youth, participants attend improv classes, 6 theatre classes for their age group, shows performed by participating theatres across Texas (including The ACT), and nightly socials with other young people who share a mutual love of theatre.

WHO CAN REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE IN TNT? Registered conference attendance is open to any ACE member (ages 12-18) who attends at least one ACE event per semester. Please contact if an adult is interested in chaperoning.

COST? The cost for the conference varies according to the location, but ranges from $300 - $350, which includes an $80 registration fee per attendee, hotels, gas for transportation to the conference and back, and most meals. 

TNT PERFORMANCES? Some of our TNT attendees perform a 40-minute play or musical at the conference.



JUNE 12-17, 2018 | IRVING, TEXAS

Directed by Alex Bigus

FUNDRAISING? Interested teens are given many opportunities to do fundraising at the ACT throughout the entire year in order to lessen their costs. Each teen who wishes to reduce their cost for the trip must earn 14 fundraising credits during the season to receive a full portion of fundraising, or at least 7 fundraising credits during the season to receive a half portion. Fundraising opportunities for the TNT conference are year-round. To register for ace and start receiving fundraising emails, please send an email to

CAN PARENTS AND FRIENDS ATTEND THE ACE TEENS PERFORMANCE AT THE TNT CONFERENCE? The most up to date information about TNT Conference policies can be found online at the TNT website.

HOW CAN I HELP A TEEN ATTEND THE CONFERENCE? Hardworking ACE Teens engage in fundraising year-round to help offset the cost of their trip and conference fees! Buy from our bake sales, buy specially decorated stars at shows, attend or even host a TNT garage sale, buy tickets to the TNT show, or make a donation. Every little bit helps send a deserving teen to the conference!