10 Best Summer Drama Schools In California

Summer is around the corner and it’s time do some acting.  Here are the 10 best summer drama schools in California.

  1. Acting Corps– Acting Corps is one of the best summer drama schools in California. Acting Corps offers The Actors Bootcamp, a 4 week Meisner Intensive. Acting Corps 5508 Cahuenga Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601 (818) 753-2800
  2. American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) – A.C.T.  is great summer drama school in California.  They offer a 5 week summer intensive that teaches acting, speech and voice, movement, improvisation, and audition technique. American Conservatory Theatre 415 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 749- 2228
  3. Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute– Lee Strasberg is another one of the best summer drama schools in California.  Lee Strasberg offers a 4 week summer program focusing in method acting, acting for film and TV, character work, movement, and career development. Lee Strasberg Institute 7936 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90046 (323) 650-7777
  4. American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA)– American Academy of Dramatic Arts is another great summer drama school in California.  AADA offers a 6 week summer program that students will be studying in acting, voice and speech, vocal production, and movement. American Academy of Dramatic Arts 1336 North La Brea Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 464-1250
  5. New York Film Academy (NYFA)-New York Film Academy offers a variety of summer drama schools in New York.  The Acting School of NYFA offers an 8-week hands-on intensive, 12-week hands-on evening intensive, and their 1 year and 2 year program allows you to start in summer time rather than wait for the fall. New York Film Academy 100 North Hollywood Way, North Hollywood, CA 91608 (818) 733-2600
  6. Theatre Group Studio– Theatre Group Studio is the Stanislavski method acting summer drama school in California.  You will learn technique I, technique II and scene study. After completing these three you are eligible to try out for the Theatre Group Theatre Company. Theatre Group Studio 2635 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 839-9771
  7. Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio– Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio is one of the best drama schools in California. They offer a 6 week intensive that provides fundamental training so the actor can use these skills in theatre, film, or TV. Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio 320 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 451-3311
  8. Playhouse West– Playhouse West is another one of the best drama schools in California. They offer class like most other acting schools in California year around.  Plus they have a repertory theater. Playhouse West 4250 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91602 (818) 881-6520
  9. Beverly Hills Playhouse– Beverly Hills Playhouse is one of the oldest and most respected acting schools in LA so it is on the list for best summer drama schools in California. They too offer classes year around. Beverly Hills Playhouse 254 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (310) 855-1556
  10. TVI Studios– TVI Studios is a great summer drama school in California.  They offer a 2 week summer actor intensive program in either July or August.  Students will learn cold reading technique to auditioning to the business of acting. TVI Studios 14429 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 (818) 784-6500

Now you got some wonderful choices for summer.  Break a leg.

Websites to check these schools out:

  1. www.actingcorps.com
  2.  www.act-sf.com
  3. www.strasberg.com
  4. www.aada.org
  5. www.nyfa.edu
  6. www.theatregroupstudio.com
  7. www.baronbrown.com
  8. www.playhousewest.net
  9. www.bhplayhouse.com
  10. www.tvistudios.com
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