Acting Classes Los Angeles: Top 3

Top 3 Best Acting Classes in Los Angeles

So you’ve decided to take acting classes; great! Acting classes are great if you want to jump start your acting career, or you’re an active actor and want you improve your skills. What if you’re not interested in acting? Well acting classes will also help you:

  • Improve communication skills
  • Improve speaking skills
  • Increase confidence
  • Relieve stress through emotion
  • Make new friends

If you’re in the Los Angeles area and you’re looking for acting classes; take a look at this list of our best acting schools for kids, teens, and adults.


1.) The Playground

The Playground acting school is under the leadership of Gary Spatz. Gary Spatz is a well known acting coach in Los Angeles and has worked onset with well known child actors like Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, Tia & Tamera, Ashley Argota, and many other Disney Channel and Nickelodeon stars. The Playground has two state of the art acting studios. One of their acting studios is in Los Angeles (Santa Monica Blvd/Beverly Glen), and the other acting studio is in Orange County (Bristol Street/Sunflower Ave.)

The Playground holds their graduations at the AMC Theater in Century City Mall. The graduating students have their short films projected on the big screen so the students can get a real feel of what it’s like to see themselves on screen. Los Angeles acting agents visit this school often to watch the short films and performance night videos looking for new talent.

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2.) New York Film Academy (Los Angeles Campus)

The New York Film Academy is an accredited school in multiple locations. If you want to learn more than acting, then this is a great school for you. This school offers acting classes, directing, screenwriting, producing, digital editing, performing arts, cinematography, and musical theater classes. The New York Film Academy has multiple locations in the county including Los Angeles, New York, South Beach Florida, Walt Disney World Resort Florida, and Harvard University.

NYFA has a philosophy of “learn by doing” which allows students to learn about the film industry in less time. They offer one year programs in “Acting For Film” as well as 3 year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree program. If you only want to improve your skills, NYFA also offers short-term workshops for acting and film. There’s also acting camps available for teenagers that are interested in the acting industry.

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3.) Speiser Sturges Acting Studio

Speiser/Sturges Acting Studio is lead by two premier acting coaches: Aaron Speiser & Shannon Sturges. Both of these acting coaches have been in the business for almost 30 years. The main focus of this studio is to train their students for film and television work. Scene study class is their specialty, and there is no rehearsal! You’re allowed to practice lines before class with your partner, but you aren’t allowed to go to someone’s house to rehearse because you won’t be able to do that when you book a job. In the real world, you’ll meet the other actor on set the day you shoot, so this acting studio is preparing you for real life situations.

The Speiser/Sturges studio offers classes to award-winning celebrities, trained actors, and complete beginners that want to learn about acting and get started in the entertainment industry. The Speiser/Sturges studio also offers Teen Classes between the ages of 13-18. After students turn 18 they may join the adult class. All the regular classes offered are for adults 18 and up, and coaching and referrals are available for youth/kids.

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That’s our list of the top 3 acting schools in Los Angeles. To learn more about the acting schools listed above, click on the “Learn More” buttons to be taken to their main websites. Before you choose an acting school. make sure to visit each studio to see which school feels right for you. You can also ask friends and family members to go with you so you can have a second opinion and make the right choose. Jump start your acting career today!

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