Acting Classes in California

45% Off Acting Classes

Indie Lab Film Studios

Westlake

$999 $549

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50% Off Acting Classes

The Creative Artists Lab

On Location

$395 $198

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Up to 59% Off Performance for Kids or Classes

The Little Theater Craft Workshops

West Los Angeles

$40 $24

Explore the themes of family and friendship in children's performances

Up to 54% Off On-Camera Acting Classes

Atwater Playhouse

Los Angeles

$70 $35

Led by a veteran director, the workshop focuses on breaking down new scenes, creating a character, and delivering consistent performances

59% Off Acting Classes

Sterling Studio

Hollywood

$240 $99

Acclaimed Hollywood coach leads acting classes for children and adults, and provides coaching to help build performance skills

Up to 61% Off Acting Classes

Integrative Arts Studio

Melrose

$150 $59

Classes blend skills such as movement, improv, scene study, cold reading, and TV and film acting to help artists advance their careers

Up to 62% Off at BP Acting Studio

BP Acting Studio

Mid-Wilshire

$260 $99

20-year veteran Barry Papick has coached actors for The West Wing and The Wire; take group classes or a private lesson

Half Off Improv Classes at Action Theater

Action Theater

San Francisco

$50 $25

Improv veteran hones the off-the-cuff skills of his protégés with individual and group exercises that focus on improvisational fundamentals

51% Off Month of Acting Classes

Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio

Hollywood

$200 $99

Experienced acting coach helps students hone skills such as character development and script analysis during weekly classes

73% Off Acting for Non-Actors Class

Bay Area Acting Studio

Cambrian

$275 $75

Meisner-technique-trained instructors lead easygoing beginning acting classes that cover improv, scene work and basic camera exercises

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3604 Holdrege Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

In many cultures, performers begin training at a young age to ensure they become proficient as well as confident in their art. While the instructors at Scripps Performing Arts Academy believe in that approach, they put just as much focus on stoking the fires of creativity and ensuring that every student has some fun at the same time. Expert faculty members train students as young as three in myriad performance classes, which are held in professional-grade studios outfitted with floating hardwood floors for safe frolicking. Though the studio specializes in the classical discipline of ballet, it also offers programs in tap, jazz, modern, and musical theatre dance. Private lessons, meanwhile, incorporate instruments such as piano.

A calendar of productions allows students ways to showcase what they've learned, and include musicals and three major ballet shows each year. Performances take place in the studios as well as a dedicated black box theatre outfitted with professional stage lights and sound equipment.

4645 Carmel Mountain RdSte 208
San Diego,
CA
US

Trained by legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, Christy English Wioncek opened the Bay Area Acting Studio to teach a new generation of actors how to—in the words of her mentor—"live truthfully under imaginary circumstances." Her stable of equally Meisner-steeped instructors leads classes including introductory adult courses, intensive courses for working thespians, and children's classes for young'uns looking to break into the industry early or convince babysitters they've been diagnosed with a life-threatening ice-cream deficiency.

180 Capp Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

The minds behind Best Model Talent know how time-consuming it is to break into the entertainment industry, so they gather the latest info on jobs and auditions. That way, the agency's budding models and artists—such as actors, singers, and dancers—have more time to focus on their crafts. Emails and text messages alert talent about upcoming opportunities, and Best Model Talent likewise alerts casting companies, agencies, and producers about their clients via social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. And instead of making soon-to-be stars worry about funds while waiting for their big breaks, the agency helps supplement clients’ incomes with monthly cash-prize contests.

372 Turquoise Street
Milpitas,
CA
US

Michele Juskowitz (well-respected Casting Director & Acting Coach) teaches ON-CAMERA ACTING CLASSES for adults, teens and kids. Michele also does PRIVATE ACTING COACHING for auditions and for one-on-one training.

10545 Burbank Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Vindicating the famous acting teacher Constantin Stanislavski's claim that that "there are no small parts, only small actors," Mini Theatre Troupe gives every young student their moment in the spotlight. With over 20 years of experience in unleashing the inner extrovert in ages 2–12, Mini Theatre's instructors coax confidence, creativity, camaraderie, and friendly competition from young thespians through acting exercises, games, and mini performances in mini plays. Elder actors (aged 8–12) can partake in seasonal Broadway mini-musical programs, where stage presence, vocal techniques, and acting skills are acquired through a range of games, culminating in a 20- to 40-minute staged musical performance for faculty and family.

10760 Thornmint Road
San Diego,
CA
US