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Unleash your inner performer with a wide range of acting classes in NYC. From beginner to advanced, learn the art of acting, improve your confidence, and develop your storytelling skills in a supportive environment.

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Beginner Acting I: The Basics

The Barrow Group Acting School @ 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY

Discover the secrets of natural and spontaneous acting in this introductory course for adult actors. Learn the Barrow Group approach to enhance your performance through ensemble-building games, script analysis, and scene study. No experience necessary – embark on your acting journey today!

(66) Beginner 18 and older
$475

8 sessions

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Essentials of Film Acting 110

Acting School for Film and Television @ 50 W 17th St, New York, NY

Master on-camera acting for film and television at the Acting School for Film and Television. With a focus on believability, vulnerability, and projecting your voice, this class offers personal attention and private camera time to ensure your success in the industry. Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your work to casting directors, agents, and managers in a professional theater setting.

(62) All levels 12 and older
$450

4 sessions

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Get Your Act Together

Acting School for Film and Television @ 50 W 17th St, New York, NY

Unlock your potential with money-saving packages! With ongoing classes and flexible scheduling, you'll be on your way to success in no time. Join us and become the next success story!

(62) All levels 12 and older
$8,300

45 sessions

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Acting School for Film and Television @ 50 W 17th St, New York, NY

Unlock your potential with money-saving packages! With ongoing classes and flexible scheduling, you'll be on your way to success in no time. Join us and become the next success story!

(62) All levels 12 and older
$2,400

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Acting School for Film and Television @ 50 W 17th St, New York, NY

Unlock your potential with money-saving packages! With ongoing classes and flexible scheduling, you'll be on your way to success in no time. Join us and become the next success story!

(62) All levels 12 and older
$2,650

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Advanced Film Acting 210

Acting School for Film and Television @ 50 W 17th St, New York, NY

Unlock your potential as an actor with this course at the renowned Acting School for Film and Television. Dive deep into challenging audition and scene work, expand your range through improv exercises, and perfect your performances under the guidance of industry professionals. Gain insights into the business of film acting, from headshots to networking, and elevate your craft to new heights.

(62) Advanced 12 and older
$750

9 sessions

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Beginner Acting II: Getting Specific

The Barrow Group Acting School @ 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY

Delve deeper into the Barrow Group approach and tools in this dynamic acting class. Explore ensemble-building games, script analysis, monologues, and scene study. Enhance your spontaneity, human behavior, and stage presence.

(66) Intermediate 18 and older
$545

10 sessions

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Edge Studio Voice Over @ 115 West 45th Street, New York, NY

Discover if a career in Voice Over is right for you with the most recommended class in the industry. Gain practical insights, observe other students, and receive personalized feedback to help you take the next steps toward success. Join the Group Evaluation Class at Edge Studio Voice Over.

(735) Beginner 18 and older
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Acting Lessons: Audition Technique (Private - 30 minutes)

Grace Music Studio NY @ 5th Ave & Douglass St, Brooklyn, NY

Refine your audition skills and boost your confidence with personalized coaching from industry professionals. Master the art of selection, preparation, and presentation to shine in auditions for Film, TV, Stage, and Musical Theatre. Elevate your craft with expert guidance and tailored feedback.

(3) All levels 5 and older
$65
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Acting for Stage, Film & TV (12 Weeks)

The New York Performing Arts Academy @ 244 West 54th St, New York, NY

Unleash your full potential in Acting for Stage, Film & TV with The NYPAA Foundation's short-term workshops, led by acclaimed expert Karina Arroyave. These intensive sessions focus on practical skills and professional insights, tailored for actors at any level and busy schedules. Experience immediate impact as you master versatile acting techniques, character development, scene study, and audition preparation, all while enjoying a supportive, collaborative environment.

(7) All levels 17 and older
$565

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Week 7: Dramatic Scenes & Monologues Camp

Actors Technique NY Kids & Teens @ 519 8th Ave, New York, NY

ATNY’s Professional Summer In-Studio Comprehensive Camps are designed to be flexible, comprehensive and career enhancing.  Each camp week consists of 8 practical genres of study, all contributing to a young actor’s continued growth and progression. No two weeks are alike, so register for several weeks for continued study! Camp 7: All acting needs to be honest and real, regardless of genre. Even when telling a real-life personal story,...

(7) All levels 7 - 17 years old
$795

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Musical Theater Masterclass with Jamibeth Margolis

Actors Connection New York @ 630 9th Ave, New York, NY

Join Broadway casting director Jamibeth Margolis for an exclusive evening of coaching and performance feedback in the heart of NYC's theater scene. Elevate your musical theater skills and gain insights from a seasoned industry professional.

(323) All levels 18 and older
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Legit Manager Night - Showcase to 3 NYC Personal Managers

Actors Connection New York @ 630 9th Ave, New York, NY

Showcase your talent to top NYC personal managers and receive immediate feedback to enhance your career. Join the online Legit Manager Night and gain valuable insights from industry professionals. Don't miss this opportunity to make powerful choices and elevate your acting career.

(323) All levels 18 and older
$129
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Alexander Technique

Balance Arts Center @ 151 W 30th St, New York, NY

Discover the secrets to achieving a better balance and dynamic body posture with our weekly class led by expert faculty at the renowned Balance Arts Center. Gain valuable insights on how to interact with yourself and your environment effortlessly. Enroll now and experience a transformation like never before!

(26) Beginner 18 and older
$25
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Musical Theater Audition Master Class with Peter Van Dam

Actors Connection New York @ 630 9th Ave, New York, NY

Step into the spotlight and refine your craft alongside Peter Van Dam, a seasoned Broadway Casting Director at one of New York's premier acting studios. Elevate your musical theater audition technique through personalized coaching and invaluable insights in this exclusive one-night event.

(323) Advanced 18 and older
$99
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Beginner Acting IV: Theatre Performance

The Barrow Group Acting School @ 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY

Embark on a transformative journey in theatre performance as you traverse from script to stage under expert guidance. Explore The Barrow Group tools, delve into the rehearsal process, and embrace the responsibility of storytelling and audience engagement. Through directed rehearsals and dedicated practice, culminate your experience with a captivating one-act play performance in the esteemed TBG Studio Theatre.

(66) Beginner 18 and older
$595

10 sessions

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The Spear: A 6-Week Track

NYC Stage & Screen Combat @ 356 W 40th St, New York, NY

Take your Staff skills to the next level with Spear! This six week weapon track will take the foundations from your previous Quarterstaff training and build on it with the introduction of spear.

(6) All levels 18 and older
$230

6 sessions

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Renaissance Rampage!: A 6-Week Track

NYC Stage & Screen Combat @ 356 W 40th St, New York, NY

Explore the art of Renaissance combat with the versatile rapier and its classic companions. Uncover the secrets of stage and screen choreography in this immersive 6-week journey through the world of historical weaponry.

(6) All levels 18 and older
$230

6 sessions

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Acting for Stage, Film & TV (8 Weeks)

The New York Performing Arts Academy @ 244 West 54th St, New York, NY

Master the art of stage, film, and television acting with industry professionals at The New York Performing Arts Academy. Develop your skills in script analysis, character development, and audition preparation in a supportive learning environment. Take your acting to the next level and become a skilled and authentic actor with this comprehensive training program.

(7) All levels 17 and older
$395

8 sessions

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Reviews for Acting Classes in NYC

Acting Classes in NYC are rated 4.6 stars based on 1,235 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Essentials of Film Acting 110

    Reviewed by Tavante C. on 1/18/2024
    I took some very interesting notes on things i did not know before. Special techniques as well as emotions. Definitely would recommend the course to anyone who wants to learn more about becoming a better actor.
  • Beginner Acting I: The Basics

    Reviewed by Dennis K. on 11/13/2023
    This class was a great way to start acting and the tools were incredibly insightful in finding genuine ways to remember to PLAY while acting a scene. Loved it!
  • Essentials of Film Acting 110

    Reviewed by Joseph R. on 11/6/2023
    Love the class and the instructors. Having a lot of fun and learning so much. Highly recommend this class
  • Group Evaluation Class

    Anonymous review on 10/13/2023
    It was wonderful! Very fun!
  • Essentials of Film Acting 110

    Reviewed by Sari C. on 8/6/2023
    This class was fantastic! The teacher really knew what he was doing and I had a lot of fun. I would recommend this class to anyone looking to sharpen their acting skills, or who just wants to get out and try something new.
  • Essentials of Film Acting 110

    Anonymous review on 8/3/2023
    WOW, what a class! Professor Stolzenberg is not only a consummate professional, but an incredible teacher. His ability to address each student’s needs and learning styles made for an in depth, enjoyable class in which everyone learned so much.
  • Essentials of Film Acting 110

    Reviewed by Jason W F. on 8/2/2023
    I couldn't believe it! What an amazing experience! This guy really knows his stuff! Mark Stolzenberg is truly a unique and special talent. I look forward to more and more!
  • Essentials of Film Acting 110

    Reviewed by Karen G. on 8/2/2023
    What a great class! Mark is an incredibly gifted teacher with a "sixth sense" on how to help each student achieve their best performances on camera. I learned so much in just a few hours!
  • Group Evaluation Class

    Reviewed by Jwuan P. on 9/15/2022
    A dream or at least part of it turned into reality. I may not be currently able to afford it for unfortunate but understandable reasons, but I will look no further when it comes to VO. Edge provided me with at least one day of my dream to Voice Act in a way that exceeded what I have always imagined. Pricing is fair and am still going to return to this Studio in the near future. Trust in the edge team to not only welcome you to their place of excellence but also help you find the inner voice over talent you may or may not have known. Will and have recommended this studio with fairness, honesty, and respect.
  • Beginner Acting I: The Basics

    Reviewed by Nechama U. on 11/1/2021
    I learned so much in Ron’s beginners acting class on zoom. He is clear, patient and very encouraging. I highly recommend taking his class. ~Dina

Discover the Best Acting Classes in NYC

Acting is a great skill that can take you far, especially in a city like New York. However, if you are considering entering the acting world with little experience, you should take a few classes to perfect your craft. If you choose to get into acting but need more insight into what it entails, there is a class for just about everything. You can consider voice acting, commercials, theater, movies, or all four. Acting is a skill that just about anyone can learn, but how far you want to take it and your projected success depends on your skill level. 

Why You Should Learn Acting in NYC

You could learn acting for numerous reasons aside from just wanting to make it big in the Big Apple. For example, acting is a great way to get comfortable with public speaking. If you fear speaking in public or want to improve your public speaking skills, an improv class could be just what you need to make this happen. These classes typically teach students how to think on their feet or be comfortable in their own body. Improving your comfort around public speaking doesn’t only have to happen for an aspiring film actor but also for a company executive or even a sales rep. Anyone can use the skills taught in an acting class to improve an aspect of their life. 

If you don’t need to enhance your public speaking skills, maybe you want to increase your friend group. NYC offers acting classes all over the city, giving students a chance to make new friends. Attending an acting class in New York, where many come to learn and live, can allow you to meet people from all over the world. You can connect with others on an acting level or simply find other similarities. Whatever the case, taking an acting class can be a phenomenal way to connect with new people and make new friends. Finally, you can decide to act just simply because you want a chance to laugh and learn something opposite to what you do during your day today. Imagine a banker by day and an improv actor by night. Taking an acting class can be a stress relief and a time to have fun and not take yourself too seriously. 

In-Person Acting Classes & Schools in NYC

In-person acting classes should be plentiful in a city like New York. There are performing arts schools that offer courses or even some community colleges that can host beginners level courses. 

For example, the Barrow Group Acting School hosts classes for just about every acting need. Founded in 1986, this school is an award-winning non-profit studio. Located in Hell’s Kitchen New York, they offer an extensive list of workshops, a 6-week summer acting program, and even a 2-year acting program for students. The Barrow Group is considered one of the best-performing arts training schools in New York. One entry-level course they offer is Beginners Acting I: The Basics. For $425, this class is broken into 8-sessions. It highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural. It’s an excellent start for a beginning actor. No experience is required, and it’s a great introduction to the Barrow Group approach. 

After you complete level one, you can move on to Beginners Acting II: Getting Specific, also offered at the Barrow Group Acting School. The prerequisite for this class is to complete level one to allow a deeper dive into the Barrow Group approach. This 8-session course is designed to help actors become more sensitive, imaginative, responsive, and relaxed as an actor. Students also work on script analysis structure, monologues, and scene study. Getting Specific is considered an intermediate level and would be for someone who wants to take their craft to the next level. 

The Barrow Group also offers courses for kids. There’s a One Week Kids Acting Camp (Ages 6-9) for aspiring child actors. Starting in the summer, this all-day camp is just what your kid needs if they are looking to act or even play. The camp explores ensemble building, improvisation, and foundational elements of storytelling and ends with a show for friends and family. Camp runs six hours a day, giving kids plenty of time to learn and play. 

The Acting School for Film and Television in Midtown Manhattan offers many options for in-person classes. The school is located on the Westside of Manhattan in New York and teaches practical acting skills year-round. The Acting School teaches small classes year-round to meet your accommodations. One class that many find interesting is the Business of Acting course. The class, split into four sessions, will teach students how to promote themselves as an actor to land roles. They cover the basics, such as headshots, resumes, casting notices, networking, acting reel, and websites. There is also a guest lecturer, a professional manager or agent, who comes during the last week. 

Essentials of Film Acting 110 is offered at the Acting School in Greenwich Village as a one-time new students course with a promotional price of $99. Students can only take the course once due to this fantastic rate. It’s a three-part course that stresses acting for film and television. The class sizes are kept small to ensure that each student gets their own camera time. All the work and techniques in this course aim to make students look most effective on camera. Instructors spend time helping students properly convey their emotions on screen while teaching tricks of the trade. Their work is screened for casting directors, agents, managers, and others in the final class. An Essentials of Film Acting 110 (For Returning Students) is also offered, teaching the same techniques but for students who have already taken the original course. 

Edge Studio Voice Over is one of the most recognized voice over casting, recording, and educational training centers. They produce work for Disney/Pixar, Chase, Google, and many others making them the ideal place to obtain voiceover training. In addition, Edge Studio Voice Over offers The “Vocal Health” course. This class is aimed at helping students understand how their voice works and how speech and sounds are produced from their vocal cords. Students can also expect to learn behaviors that damage their voice and how to avoid them, develop a daily vocal care routine, and voice care for when sick. As a voice artist, your voice is your job, and it is crucial to maintain your vocal health to continue booking jobs. 

Want to get into voice over work but can’t book an audition? Auditions 101 might be the course you need. By the end of this class, students can expect to be better prepared to deliver an exceptional performance when they get a script and practice voice over audition etiquette. Learn what elements a casting director looks for in auditions, and gain the skill to self-direct auditions and self-critique performances to improve your audition submissions. In addition, students should be prepared for a performance-based class that is high energy, interactive and receives feedback from a qualified coach. All of this for only $45 should help students deliver successful auditions. 

Virtual Acting Classes & Schools

You may not have access to in-person acting classes right now; not to worry, a virtual class is an option. While virtual acting classes can be great for someone looking to attend a class from anywhere or who wants to cut out their commute time and take the course from home, there could be some challenges with taking an online class too. In more physical courses, getting a feel for the emotions or “vibes” online might be hard but not impossible. Also, some courses require materials that could be available during an in-person class, but online, you could be required to provide them yourself. If you find that the pros outway the cons when it comes to in-person versus virtual, you have options for online acting classes

Linklater Center offers a Drop In Warm-Ups online class. Warming up your body and vocals is an essential part of acting. It’s kind of like warming up before you exercise. This drop-in course offers a series of exercises designed to help students become more expressively present in the world. The warm-ups class can be used to prepare for an audition or show, care for vocal strain, or keep your vocal fresh for your next job. For $20, students can enjoy this drop-in as long as they have a reliable internet connection to access the Zoom class.

Acting for Film and TV is another great online option for someone looking to venture into acting. Broken into four sessions, this class explores the basics of acting in a safe, positive, and encouraging environment. Students can also expect to work on film and tv scripts with scene partners in an audition style. 

Private Group Acting Classes in NYC

Private group classes are always a great option. They can be used as a fun team-building event for a business or even with a group of friends. CourseHorse offers live online group class options; for example, private group acting classes in NYC can be arranged for your next event. You could host a Virtual Team-Building Improv Workshop for up to 40 people. This one-hour workshop costs $500 for ten people and then $25 per person afterward. Your team can practice listening, collaborating, problem-solving, and being fun and silly. The improv class does not have to be for aspiring actors; it is a way to have fun and bond with each other. 

If improv is not precisely what you had in mind, you can have your class curated by CourseHorse. When you complete the contact form on the CourseHorse site, within two business hours, you will hear from someone on their free event planning team. Provide them with the details of what you are looking for and your group size; not to worry, this can be changed later if needed, and someone will help book the class you need with no booking fees. You’ll receive confirmation within 24 hours, and all the heavy lifting will be handled. CourseHorse also supports multiple virtual platforms if your company has a preference. 

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