Whether you want to break out of your shell, learn to sing, improve your outlook on life itself with an improvisation class, reduce your nasal twang or accent with voice/speech training, try your hand at scene work, or get some private coaching to further refine your craft, there’s a class that’s right for you in Austin! You’re not going to believe how many training programs there are in our mid-sized city! We’ll profile them all here in good time. Never stop learning, people! Woohoo!
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The Actor’s School
A professional training facility within Austin Community College Continuing Education, The Actor’s School offers classes ranging from beginning acting skills to advanced acting techniques, singing, voice/speech, improvisation, Shakespeare’s verse, and audition techniques for both film and stage. The Actors School instructors are working professionals in their respective fields.
Arts On TAP
Whether you’re starting out or a seasoned professional, private virtual coaching sessions with world-class teaching artists will take your craft to the next level. Vocal, Monologue or Shakespeare Coaching, Audition Techniques & Prep, Self-Taping, Acting Through Song, Screenwriting, Songwriting, Playwriting, Filmmaking, Editing, or Script Analysis. Ages 9 & up. http://texasartsproject.com
ColdTowne Theater (Improv)
Improv is for everyone! Our classes build confidence, improve public speaking, increase spontaneity, foster creativity, and — most importantly — are tons of fun. Whether you’re interested in starting your career in comedy or just looking for something wildly entertaining to do with your free time, our classes will help.
Since 1980, kidsActing has provided a safe, supportive, fun environment where young people can be creative, expressive, and develop their communication skills--traits that serve them in school, relationships, and throughout their lives, leaving them with lasting self-confidence. For ages 4-18!
ZACH Academy is a private school for students who are committed to a career in the arts. Students are hosted at ZACH and take academic classes online and individual arts classes on our campus.
ZACH Pre-Professional Company (Grades 6–12)
The ZACH Pre-Professional Company (PPC) is an audition-based program for serious students seeking professional training in Musical Theatre.
Adam Roberts Voice
Award-winning musical director, conductor, and vocal coach Adam Roberts offers master classes, workshops, and private voice training in Austin and online. Adam’s knowledge of the American musical theatre repertoire is unsurpassed.
Britelites Acting Studio
BriteLites Acting Studio is owned and operated by working actress,
Mona Lee Fultz. Our classes are popular with students from all walks of life, from serious students of acting to teens to professionals wising to gain more public speaking confidence. All ages enjoy studying the craft of acting in a safe, supportive atmosphere.
College Audition Program
Bring your full self into the audition with confidence, authenticity, passion, and joy! Specifically designed to prepare and guide students/families through the college audition process, CAP uses individualized consultation, specialized training, and practical preparation. June weeklong intensive and Fall/Winter comprehensive program are virtual.
Robert Carrasco Voice Studio
Are you ready to get your singing voice back into shape? I help singers of every style to safely build confidence by removing barriers, and guide them to strengthen their limitless vocal possibilities through clear step-by-step instruction that is 100% healthy, effective, innovative and fun!
ZACH Acting Conservatory
The Acting Conservatory is a multi-year program for high school students who have a serious desire to pursue in-depth acting training, with the goal of preparing them for college auditions.
ZACH Performing Arts School Classes and Camps (K–12)
Performing Arts School Classes and Camps (K-Grade 12)
Theatre classes teach life skills through theatre skills in singing, dancing, improv, acting, audition techniques, and much more. These classes are currently offered on zoom.
The Adderley School
The Adderley School has 3 locations: Pacific Palisades, Santa Barbara and Austin. Since its inception, thousands of toddlers, kids and teenagers (including Ben Platt) have found a passion for musical theatre and a belief in their own abilities at The Adderley School. With each class ending in a production, practical teamwork skills abound at Adderley!
Carol Hickey Acting Studio
For ages eight–adult at all levels, Carole Hickey trains actors who aspire to compete at the highest level of our industry. Coaches have extensive training and experience as professionals in local and national markets. Carol Hickey guides students to become professionals who can consistently deliver with excellence. Facility is located in East Austin.
The Hideout Theatre
The Hideout Theatre, located at 617 Congress Ave., has been teaching improv for 20 years. Most start with the Level 1 class.
Here's the class calendar. You can take a free introductory class!
Summer Stock Austin
Inspiring and guiding artistic progress by pairing young creators with professional mentors, SSA’s Creative Warehouse is an online showcase of original work by young artists. Middle school, high school, and college students can submit original short films or music videos; songs, scenes, musicals, plays or screenplays; lighting, costume, or scenic designs.
ZACH Acting Conservatory
Acting Company is a one year program during the school year providing acting training and performance opportunities for middle school students.