Acting Classes in Union Square

Up to 66% Off Classes at NYC Combat for Stage & Screen

NYC Combat for Stage & Screen

New York

$30 $15

Stunt coordinators and fight directors share the techniques of performing slaps, knife fights and fisticuffs

59% Off at Drama Llama Studios

Drama Llama Studios

Midtown

$600 $249

Kids get comfortable in the spotlight and learn acting techniques from Broadway pros; show is performed for friends and family on final day

Up to 69% Off Private Acting Lessons

Private Coaching for Actors

Redeem from Home

$85 $29

Accomplished actor Victoria Mack shares her experience on stage and screen with students during private sessions

56% Off Acting Classes

The Kymberle Project

Redeem from Home

$50 $22

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63% Off Improvisational Classes

J.J. Acting on 44th

Clinton

$160 $59

Three-hour classes focus on improvisation through the techniques of Lee Strasberg, inspiring students to confidently think on their feet

50% Off at Sedgwick - Russell Acting Classes

Sedgwick - Russell Acting Classes

Theater District - Times Square

$480 $240

Classes prepare beginner and advanced adult students for auditions with cold readings, script analysis and monologue work

Up to 70% Off at ComedySportz NYC

ComedySportz NYC

Midtown West

$30 $9

Saturday-evening showcases of clean improv comedy; learn improv fundamentals through games and teamwork, culminating in a group show

81% Off Intro Acting Class

Acting School for Film and Television

Upper West Side

$150 $29

Acting guru Mark Stolzenberg imparts decades of experience in subjects such as eye lines, close-up work, and emotions on camera

The Toy Museum of NY – Up to 57% Off

The Toy Museum of NY

Boerum Hill

$207 $89

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The 45-minute classes allow kids aged 4–10 to explore chess or acting; Saturday shows unlock the museum’s collection of dolls and other toys

55% Off Acting Classes

YOU, Inc. Acting and Career Coaching Studio

Harlem

$75 $34

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Off Modeling Workshop

Strut Modeling House

Flatbush - Ditmas Park

$375 $169

Attendees build confidence and presence as they try out basic posing and runway techniques; all skills are practiced in front of a camera

Up to 53% Off Kids' Dance or Theater Camp

Rising Stars PAC

Northwest Yonkers

$850 $400

Kids are immersed in musical theater or the world of dance in five-day or three-week camps

52% Off Kids' Dance or Theater Classes

The Star Maker School

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Instructors focus on positive reinforcement and healthy self-image while helping students train and have fun in dance, acting or voice

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770 Broadway
New York,
NY
US

The 2010 Nickelodeon Parents' Pick for best New York City acting school, The Arts Effect activates young actors with classes and camps rooted in method acting and a fun, encouraging environment. Much like speaking to a jury, classes challenge kids to use real-life experiences, textual analysis, and a lawyer to bring authenticity to their performances.

440 Lafayette Street
New York,
NY
US

For 26 years, The Drama Desk and Coming Up Taller Award-winning TADA! has been providing young people of all different backgrounds, including a large number of disadvantaged children and families, the opportunity to explore and perform musical theater together in an educational, supportive, and professional environment.

15 W 28th St
New York,
NY
US

Kids-make-movies instills the basics of filmmaking in its students with private moviemaking lessons. With these classes, someday-Spielbergs and beginning-Bigelows will learn how to bring their mind movies to life, with instruction on story development, filming, and editing. Encourage your niece in her stop-motion animation ambitions, or let your son edit existing footage of last summer's family road trip to Antarctica into a compelling, soundtracked travelogue. Kids-make-movies teaches iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Photoshop, allowing students to bring knowledge back to home computers/editing bays. At the end of the class or project, kids will get a DVD or Internet-ready clip of their cinematic output. View finished films from former kids-make-movies students here.

42 West 29th Street
New York,
NY
US

The Manhattan Comedy School's elite instructors have worked with such behemoths of the humor world as Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, and David Letterman. This 90-minute workshop introduces nascent entertainers to the basics of stand-up comedy, including key principles, joke writing, and airline-food observation fundamentals. The course, which has been endorsed by bigwigs of witticism including Lewis Black and Jim Gaffigan, also covers techniques for pitching your act and getting onstage in New York. Session speakers, subject to change, are slated to include Chuck Nice, who has appeared on the Today Show and Morning Joe; Cory Kahaney, who has appeared on HBO and Late Show with David Letterman; Harrison Greenbaum, one of Comedy Central’s 2010 Comics to Watch; and Karen Bergreen, a published author who has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Speakers may be subject to change.

208 W 23rd St
New York,
NY
US

Model Bartenders' diverse and handpicked roster of fetching, fully insured bartenders and servers adds a touch of alluring class and professionalism to any event, earning the company a wealth of upscale clients—including NBC, Michael Kors, and Emporio Armani—and a recommendation from amNewYork. Experienced in every level of event staffing, Model Bartenders can swiftly staff events on short notice with models and actors referred by top agencies. Party planners can search the roster of the current New York team to select the perfect cadre of faces for their event, narrowing the hunt by searching by gender, height, hair color, and favorite Constitutional amendment. Whether their flourishing a cocktail, sauntering through crowds with trays of hors d'oeuvres, or using their magnetic personality to cajole a suit of armor into tap dancing, each model's presence works to heighten the party's memorability factor.

145 W 28th St
New York,
NY
US