Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works, including six subscription productions, and an annual production of A Christmas Carol, for an estimated annual audience of 160,000. In its 42-year history, the theater has produced nearly 52 world premieres. Project Discovery, Trinity Rep's pioneering educational outreach program launched in 1966, introduces over 30,000 Rhode Island and Massachusetts students a year to live theater. The Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium offers professional training for actors and directors in a three-year MFA program. Since 1973, Trinity Reps home has been the Lederer Theater Center, a historic landmark built as the Majestic Theatre in 1917. Local, national, and international recognition has come to Trinity Rep consistently. In 1968, it was the first American theater company to perform at the Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland. The company received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater Company in 1981, produced four television productions for PBS, and toured to India and Syria. Trinity Rep has a strong commitment to the development of new works and has presented nearly 50 world premieres. Arts education at all levels is central to the Trinity Rep mission. Since 1977, the Trinity Rep Conservatory has guided the new generation of actors and directors with training in the environment of a professional producing theater. The Conservatory has granted the MFA degree through Rhode Island College since 1998. In September 2002, the Conservatory and Brown University launched major new masters and doctoral programs. The Brown/Trinity Consortium hopes to expand to include design and technical degrees with Rhode Island School of Design and Rhode Island College.