Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesTheater & Acting · 10 years ago

What Acting School's are there that are good but yet cheap and AREN'T scams?

It's seems difficult to start acting without any experience, so I want to go to an acting school that's good and cheap but not a scam! Could anyone please list some schools that are on that category,Thanks! :D (I'm trying to save money so like under $300)

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  • 10 years ago
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    I'm an LA Actor giving you the REAL DEAL!

    Here are some of the BEST acting schools:

    In LA:

    Cold Reading/Auditioning

    -Margie Haber

    -Annie Grindlay

    -Saxon Trainor

    -Brian Reise

    -Robert D'Avanzo

    -Amy Lyndon


    -Hey, I Saw Your Commercial!

    -Chris Game

    -Stuart K. Robinson

    -Stuart Stone

    -Killian McHugh

    -Francine Selkirk-Akerman

    -Carolyne Barry



    -Second City

    -Upright Citizens Brigade

    -Improv Olympic

    -Cynthia Szigeti

    Scene Study/Acting (It varies. Some schools are not for everyone. Chubbuck, Eric Morris, and Howard Fine are not for people who aren't fans of Strasberg or Uta Hagen (ie. affective memory and substitution.) Playhouse West, Joanne Baron/DW Brown, Elizabeth Mestnik, and Acting Corps are more Meisner oriented. Try to audit these places and make sure if they're for you or not.

    -Doug Warhit

    -Stephen Book

    -Diana Castle

    -Beverly Hills Playhouse

    -Howard Fine

    -Stella Adler

    -Elizabeth Mestnik

    -Ivanna Chubbuck

    -Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown

    -Tom Todoroff

    -Playhouse West

    -Aaron Speiser

    -Acting Corps

    -Vinny Guastaferro

    -Anthony Meindl


    -Lesly Kahn

    In NY:

    -William Esper

    -HB Studios

    -Stella Adler

    -T. Schreiber

    -Weist Baron

    -Upright Citizens Brigade

    -Margie Haber

    -Redwall Productions (Rosalyn Coleman)

    -Neighborhood Playhouse

    -Circle in the Square

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    KIttySue is right. But what do you mean, 'under $300'? Per hour's lesson, per week, per month?

    Almost anything cheap is going to be either a scam or rubbish. Ask around, get recommendations, ask your drama teacher at school, go to whatever shows the acting school is putting on and see if their students are any good.

    Most classes that are good are going to cost a fair amount.

    In the UK, a typical drama school course, lasting 3 years full-time, is going to cost about £5,000 a year, just for the tuition fees. Accommodation and living expenses would be extra.

    (and for the record, the plural of school is schools - no apostrophe.)

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    You can definitely find a class under $300 a month, even in Los Angeles. If you want something cheaper, check your local theaters. Many theater companies offer summer acting classes for low prices or have internships / work study programs. Even if they don't, they'll be able to tell you which are the legitimate schools in your area.

  • R K
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    one would need to know where you are. good and cheap don't go together. you get what you pay for. acting classes can run around 20 to 90 dollars a class. look around you for community theaters. there might be classes at some. you don't need a special or specific school for this. if your in the right place, you should be able to find acting classes. look in your phone book

    under acting instruction. look around you for student and ind. film auditions, their open calls you can get yourself on.

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  • 10 years ago

    It would help if you listed where you live. It's no use recommending a school in LA or Miami if you live in Boston or Denver

    The first place to check is your local community center (if they offer classes) or depending on your age, your local community college or junior college. Some community/junior colleges allow high school students to take classes during the summer, for example

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