Acting Classes Los Angeles

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 90230

There are five areas of concentration in our on-going curriculum: Scene Study Cold Reading Interview Technique Improvisation Character Development Students are not allowed to critique other students, but are instead encouraged to comment positively on specifics within any actor's performance. Direction is given through choices, emotional development, focusing on strengths, & strong technique. We do not give "line readings". It is our...

Monday Oct 9th, 7–10pm Pacific Time

Acting for Beginners

Los Angeles City College @ 6060 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Whether you’ve done a little acting or not, acting basics are crucial to build the foundation needed to portray any character. Awareness, truthful behavior and response, personalization, and genuine actions are explored each week through dynamic exercises and scene work.  Join us and you’ll gain emotional depth, confidence, and ease whether on stage, television, or film. 

Monday Oct 30th, 7–10pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

The Essence of Film Acting

McCadden Place Theatre @ 1157 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90038

How "on camera" is your on camera class? "The Essence of Film Acting" classes use a two camera/split screen format. All scenes are video taped on USB flash drives so you can view on your computer at home. Joy Rinaldi, "The Audition Doctor" with numerous TV/Film/Broadway credits to her name, has both day and evening classes. Find your film essence, unleash your talent, develop confidence and discover your power as a performer.

Wednesday Oct 4th, 7:15–11pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

IK Connection Method: Moment 2 Moment

Acting Class Now @ 3932 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

This moment to moment class gets you present in behavior, word and action. By experiencing your class partner, you discover yourself. This exercise will help you connect with your emotional life by being in the present with your class partner. This is a great life skill and if you are an actor, this exercise is foundational, essential and will help you to be connected and with your acting partners.

Tuesday Oct 10th, 11am–2pm Pacific Time

Voice-Overs - Now is Your Time

Mt. San Antonio College @ **Virtual Classroom

YOU'VE HEARD WENDY SHAPERO ON TV! Now hear Wendy LIVE as she illustrates how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films and videos!  Most people go about it the wrong way. Wendy will show you a unique, outside of the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers our there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically...

Wednesday Oct 11th, 6:30–8:30pm Pacific Time

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Stand-Up Comedy 101

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

I bet you’ve been told you’re funny. Well, here’s your chance to show off your comedic instincts. This class will teach you the basics of stand-up comedy: Joke-writing Performance Structuring your set Even handling hecklers Following the workshop, students will have the opportunity to perform their own original stand-up comedy routine at a comedy club!

Monday Oct 30th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Elemental Guidance from the Fairy Realm

Liberate Hollywood @ 13323 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Join Leela for an enchanting journey into the mystical Fairy Realm, where you'll receive elemental guidance from your fairy friends Guided meditation, Individual Fairy Readings for playful grounded wisdom, and Sound Circle. Develop your sense of intuition and community by becoming a channel of magical guidance. This class/event takes place in our outdoor garden that's equipped with space heaters and blankets, please dress accordingly. PLEASE...

Wednesday Oct 4th, 7:45–8:30pm Pacific Time

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

Liberate Hollywood @ 13323 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Join Certified Moonologer, intuitive coach, and sound healer Kirsten Korot. Learn how to use the moon to find your natural flow and consciously create what you want to manifest in your life. This circle is an opportunity to: Create connection and community with other female bodied and nonbinary people in a safe and sacred environment. Tune into your own feminine wisdom, inner power and intuition. Experience intention setting, ritual, and open-hearted...

Friday Oct 13th, 7–8:30pm Pacific Time

Improv Level 1

The Miles Stroth Workshop @ 1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Welcome! Level 1 is designed to get you up on your feet and playing freely. Reacting to what’s in front of you with how you actually feel about it works!  This alone will help you in gaining confidence, discovering your comedic voice and staying  “out of your head.” The focus will be on improvising with honesty and freedom. We will cover the basic tenants of improv and be as advanced as the individual student requires. Again, welcome!...

Saturday Oct 7th, 3–6pm Pacific Time

 (8 sessions)


8 sessions

Acting as a Craft (AAAC)

Chicago Actors Studio @ Online Classroom

The “Acting As A Craft” (AAAC) workshops are uniquely designed master class workshops incorporating a broad range of basic skills that an actor absolutely needs. Students will be given scene assignments from various film and stage plays and then paired up to work that particular scene as a homework assignment which will then be performed at the next scheduled class. These assignments are carefully designed to address whatever the students need...

Monday Nov 6th, 7–10pm Central Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Mastering Acting for Camera | 3-Hour Crash Course

Pitch to Screen® Education

Master the art of acting for the camera and gain essential skills to deliver compelling on-screen performances. Event: 3-Hour Acting for Camera Crash Course Location: Online via Zoom Class Level: Suitable for all levels Age Requirements: 18 years of age or older Course Materials: Materials and instructions will be provided In this intensive 3-hour crash course, you'll learn the key techniques and skills required to act effectively in front of a...

Wednesday Nov 1st, 9:30am–12:30pm Eastern Time

Audition Technique (Ages 18+)

Awesome Acting Club

Whether you're looking to up your callback & booking from tape ratio or still figuring out the technical standpoint (or both) this class is for you!  Everyone is saying self-tapes are the "new normal", luckily for our veteran acting coaches this isn't a "new" concept. Our coaches have spent years perfecting the ideal self-tape and will be sharing their proven tips & tricks with you. We will help you learn to "Book the Room" even if...

Wednesday Oct 4th, 6–7pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

TV/Film Agent Workshop with Mallory Tucker

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Online TV/Film Agent Workshop with Theatrical Agent Mallory Tucker of CESD! MAJOR AGENCY! Don't miss our Online TV/Film Agent Workshop with Theatrical Agent Mallory Tucker! 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 Mallory. You will be able to download the recordings of your performances for educational purposes and send us your headshot, resume, acting reel, and anything...

Tuesday Oct 10th, 5–7pm Eastern Time

TV/Film Agent Workshop with Stuart Alexander

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Don't miss our Online TV/Film Agent Workshop with Top Agent Stuart Alexander of Eris Talent!  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 Stuart. 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 Stuart to see. Prep Instructions: Please prepare a 2-3 page...

Friday Oct 20th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

TV/Film Manager Workshop with Michela Pantano

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Online TV/Film Manager Workshop with Michela Pantano of Vanguard Management! BRAND NEW Online TV/Film Manager Workshop with Michela Pantano of Vanguard Management!  This will be a live, interactive class with a Q&A and the opportunity to perform for and get feedback from Michela! You will also be able to send us your headshot, resume, acting reel, and anything else you would want Michela to see. This class will be held online via Zoom. You...

Tuesday Oct 24th, 7–9pm Eastern Time

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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.