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Discover a diverse selection of acting classes in Los Angeles to enhance your performing arts skills. Learn techniques from experienced instructors and gain the confidence to captivate audiences with your talent.

9 classes in-person in Los Angeles have spots left, and 6 classes live online are available.

Acting for Adults

The Actors Circle @ 11282 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

Unleash your creative potential and develop your acting skills with our comprehensive curriculum at The Actors Circle. From scene study to character development, our classes for adults offer a dynamic and supportive environment where you can explore various techniques and build a strong foundation in acting. Join us and discover your unique way to shine on stage and screen.

Tuesday Dec 12th, 12–3pm Pacific Time

The Essence of Film Acting

McCadden Place Theatre @ 1157 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the power of on-camera acting at McCadden Place Theatre's dynamic classes led by Joy Rinaldi, "The Audition Doctor." Unleash your talent, find your essence, and develop confidence as a performer. Experience a unique two-camera/split-screen format that captures every nuance of your performance.

Wednesday Jan 3rd, 10:15am–2pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

IK Connection Method: Scene Study

Acting Class Now @ 3932 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

We are back in the room for scene study with an inspired group of actors. This class is for those with solid technique experience.  The physical connection in the room is grand! Being in our bodies, while stretching and breathing together in the same space is intimate and vital. We’re on our feet, full-body engaged, experiencing one another in real-time, and utilizing that energy to dive into the work.  We start each class with...

Thursday Jan 4th, 11am–2:30pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

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Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Graduation Show

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Hone your skills as a stand-up comic in an exciting hands-on workshop designed for both the absolute beginner as well as those already showcasing around town. The class culminates with a graduation show at the Comedy Store, the World Famous Improv Comedy Club or another venue.  Learn all the techniques the pros use for joke writing, finding your comic personae and POV, and making the best choices for connecting with an audience. Also, gain...

Wednesday Mar 6th, 6:30–9:30pm Pacific Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

An Introduction to Voiceovers

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the voiceover industry! Discover current trends in the industry and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved.  In this one-time, 2 hour, introductory class, you’ll also learn about the different types of voiceovers and the tools you’ll need to find success. Your instructor, a professional, working voice actor from Voices For All, will take notes as you read a...

Thursday Jan 18th, 6–8pm Pacific Time

Stand-Up Comedy 101

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Discover your comedic potential in Stand-Up Comedy 101 at Los Angeles City College. Learn the art of joke-writing, performance, structuring your set, and even how to handle hecklers. Don't miss the chance to showcase your original stand-up routine at a comedy club!

Wednesday Jan 24th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Elemental Guidance from the Fairy Realm

Liberate Hollywood @ 13323 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA

Embark on an enchanting journey into the mystical Fairy Realm and receive elemental guidance from your fairy friends. Explore your intuition and join a magical community in this immersive experience at Liberate Hollywood's outdoor garden. Dress warmly and be prepared for an unforgettable adventure.

Friday Jan 5th, 7–9pm Pacific Time


New & Full Moon Women's Circle & Sound Bath with Kirsten Korot

Liberate Hollywood @ 13323 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA

Tap into your feminine wisdom and connect with a supportive community in a safe and sacred space. Experience open-hearted sharing, ritual, and sound healing in this empowering women's circle. Manifest your desires and release what no longer serves you under the guidance of the moon.

Thursday Dec 14th, 7–8:30pm Pacific Time


Adult Ballet I

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Learn ballet technique in an active workshop that introduces you to the basics of ballet barre and center exercises and emphasizes the development of correct body alignment and basic core strength. Workshop covers fundamental movement concepts, ballet terminology, and body and foot positions.  Please read:   Optional materials fee of $15: Classical Ballet Fundamentals *A Visual Guide*  This class meets in-person...

Tuesday Jan 2nd, 7–8pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Mastering Acting for Camera | 3-Hour Crash Course

Pitch to Screen® Education

Unlock the secrets of captivating on-screen performances in this intensive course on mastering acting for the camera. Gain essential skills in body language, vocal projection, facial expressions, and more to deliver powerful and authentic characters. Suitable for all levels, join us and take the first step towards becoming a confident and compelling on-screen performer.

Wednesday Dec 13th, 10:30am–1:30pm Eastern Time

Beginners Acting I: The Basics

The Barrow Group Acting School @ Live Online

This class is designed for the beginning / amateur adult actor. This class is a great introduction to the Barrow Group approach and foundation for the craft. The class highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. Students will work with ensemble building games, script analysis, and scene study. No experience is necessary.  A great start for the beginning actor!

Tuesday Jan 16th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)


8 sessions

Directing Workshop I

The Barrow Group Acting School @ Live Online

Our Directing Workshop I is an introduction to our approach to directing. Directors will explore the early stages of the directing process including; the role of the director, script analysis, demos of a first rehearsal, facilitated rehearsals in class. The workshop also introduces The Barrow Group acting tools (found in An Actor’s Companion by Seth Barrish) and how to apply them to our work as directors.  The instructor will...

Monday Jan 22nd, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)


8 sessions

Online Masterclass with Top CD Danielle Pretsfelder

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Learn from top casting director Danielle Pretsfelder in this brand-new online masterclass at Acting & Voice Studios. Get the chance to perform for Danielle, receive valuable feedback, and download recordings of your performances for educational purposes. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your acting skills and gain insights from an industry expert.

Wednesday Jan 10th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

2-Week Intensive with Top TV/Film Agent Marisa Patella

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Level up your acting career with an exclusive opportunity to learn from top TV/Film agent Marisa Patella. Gain invaluable feedback and insight as you perform live and interact with Marisa in this intensive online class. Don't miss out on this chance to take your acting to the next level!

Monday Jan 22nd, 7–9pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

2-Week Commercial Intensive with Ashley Partington of A3 Artists Agency

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

MAJOR AGENCY! Don't miss our 2 Week Online TV & Film Intensive with Top Agent Ashley Partington of A3 Artists Agency! This will be a live interactive class where you will have a Q&A and you will be able to perform and get feedback from Ashley. You will be able to download the recordings of your performances for educational purposes and send us your headshot, resume, acting reel, and anything else you want Ashley to see. A3 Artists is one...

Saturday Jan 6th, 1–3pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

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Discover the Best Acting Classes in Los Angeles

Hollywood, movies, commercials, and celebrities are words that come to mind when considering the acting world, so acting and Los Angeles go hand in hand. There are many parts to consider if you are thinking about entering the world of acting. Yes, you could be in movies, but you could also act in plays or television. The acting world has so many levels that it is likely something for everyone. 

Why You Should Learn Acting in Los Angeles

Learning how to act in Los Angeles might feel like “everyone is doing it,” but there are some benefits to learning this new skill. Even if you are not looking for a career in acting, many of the classes offered can help boost your confidence and help with a fear of public speaking. The skill developed in acting classes can help you feel silly, confident, and think on your feet, which can shift to any field that requires engaging with others. Acting could also be a great hobby that helps break up your traditional day. For example, taking an improv or voiceover class can break up someone’s typical 9-5 day, particularly if you have limited engagement with others. Speaking of engaging with others, learning acting in Los Angeles can give you a way into a new community. The acting community in LA could be locals or people from all over with varying interests. Either way, you will likely meet someone new and perhaps someone with similar interests as you outside of acting. 

In-Person Acting Classes in Los Angeles

Various schools offer numerous options for in-person acting classes in Los Angeles. The Actors Circle in Culver City provides film and television workshops to artists of all ages. In addition, they offer scene study, improv, cold reading, and audition techniques. All of these areas are important to an up-and-coming actor. For example, their Acting for Adults class is a cold reading class that offers scene study, cold reading, interview techniques, and character development. The course is $54 and averages about ten students. It’s designed to develop and foster confidence, focus, self-awareness, and creativity and build the necessary tools to be a competent actor. Students and instructors use terms you can expect to hear on film sets to help develop the on-set vocabulary with actors, another skill that will help the industry. Students can positively encourage each other’s performances, but no critiques are allowed. 

The Actors Circle also offers Teens Acting (12-16 yrs old) at their Westside location. The class has similar setups to the Acting for Adults class offering teens scene study, cold reading, interview techniques, improvisation, and character development. The goal of the course, similar to all of the classes offered at the Actors Circle, is to expose actors to many different ways to get to the same place within their emotional subtext. For $48, teens can expect to be more confident, focused, and self-aware and to leave with the stamina necessary while filming or taping. You also get the same experience from the Kids Acting (5-11 yrs old) course offered here. This course provides the same structure as the other two. Still, it focuses on the younger actors, particularly with character development, so that younger actors are recognized for how to act as opposed to being cast as the “typical kid.” These offerings are great examples of how the Actors Circle in Culver City has something for everyone. 

Voiceovers are also a technique and form of acting that many would want to learn. Numerous schools offer courses to help master this skill. Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, provides a Voiceovers - Now is Your Time class. This class shows you how to take command of your career as a voiceover actor, empowering you with the skills to use your voice for commercials, films, and videos. It’s a 2-hour class for $35 that can significantly improve your skills. 

Acting Class Now, located in Koreatown, Los Angeles, offers a variety of classes to help teach actors to trust their instincts and impulses using their experience, imagination, research, and intelligence. The IK Connection Method: Scene Study class is split into four sessions for $180. As a scene study class, students can expect lots of physical work. It offers mindfulness techniques from guided grounding or meditation at the beginning of each session to stretching and breathing together and using your entire body to be engaged in the work. In addition, students can feed off each other’s energy and learn the techniques of method acting. The IK Connection Method: Moment 2 Moment class allows students to take their method acting to the next step by being present in their emotions. Moment 2 Moment is a 3-hour class that’s good for actors or just life skills, that helps students get present in behavior, word, and action with a partner to help them connect with others. 

Virtual Acting Classes 

Many people assume acting classes can only be done in person, but that’s not true. Online cases do work a lot differently than in-person classes, however. Online classes offer you the flexibility of learning from anywhere. You can take a class from home, on your lunch break, even while on vacation. Additionally, taking online classes cuts out your commute. No more getting stuck in traffic, finding parking, or riding your bike in the rain. Online acting classes are a great way to learn, but some disadvantages exist. If you take a virtual acting class, you will likely have to supply your materials. Also, some might have difficulty connecting in more emotion-based acting classes over Zoom, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other great options for virtual acting classes

For example, Edge Studio Voice Over offers numerous online courses. The Don’t Embarrass Yourself class is an online option for casual learners, aspiring professionals, and working professionals looking to start thinking like a voice actor to ensure you start to book the jobs you want. This class helps its student learn about the entire studio process for auditioning and recording sessions, helps with understanding the expectations of studio actors, and how to list inappropriate studio behaviors and know what to do when a session ends. You can access the class by telephone or on any internet device with a microphone, like an iPad. 

The Los Angeles City College offers a Booking Commercials, six session course. For this beginner’s level course, you only need a reliable internet connection to successfully log in to Zoom each week. This course will teach you everything you need to know about how the commercial world works and how to book a commercial. Students will learn how to read off cue cards, memorize quickly and create exciting and unique characters while maintaining a sense of reality in a 30-second commercial. 

If you want to expand your skills even more, the 2-Week On-Camera Acting Intensive with Tracy Kilpatrick course offered at Acting & Voice Studios might be best for you. It’s a 2-week intensive course over Zoom for actors 16 years and up. It’s live and interactive, with feedback directly from top casting director Tracey Kilpatrick. In the end, you will be sent your recordings from class for educational purposes. 

Private Group Acting Classes in Los Angeles

Even if you are not looking to make acting a career or a serious hobby, taking an acting class can have other benefits. Are you looking for a fun team-building event for your next business function? CourseHorse can deliver online group classes like private group acting classes in Los Angeles. You can find a Virtual Team-Building Improv Workshop for up to 40 people. Pricing starts at $500 for up to 10 people and then $25 per person thereafter. The workshop teaches improv techniques to help teams better collaborate and make quick decisions while still having fun, making the skill of improv transferable to almost any industry. For 60 minutes, teams can expect to practice listening, collaboration, problem-solving, improved communication, and being fun and silly. If organizations need any customizations to the course, there is a $150 charge to ensure your group has what it needs. 

If CourseHorse does not have something you are looking for, you can still contact them directly to plan the correct event for you. Use the contact form on their site and input your group size, preferred dates, and details on what you want in a virtual event. You can expect a response within two business hours to help get your event scheduled. If you need to make changes to your group size after booking, CourseHorse can help. They also support multiple video platforms, and there are no booking fees to schedule the event making the process simple and accommodating. 

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