Evening Conservatory

January Start: Classes Begin January 24, 2022
January Tuition: $6000/semester
Very Limited Availability, Still Accepting Applications.

September Start: Classes Begin September 12th, 2022
September Tuition: $6250/semester
Early Bird Application Deadline: February 15, 2022
General Application Deadline: April 1, 2022

Scholarships Information

Next Virtual Open House is Nov. 16-17, 2021: https://www.stellaadler.com/classes/open-house/

UPDATE (8/30/2021): COVID-19 vaccines will be mandated for all in-person classes at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York and Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles. Please visit the studio’s Health & Safety page for the latest updates and a list of measures the studio has taken to protect the community against COVID-19: https://stellaadler.com/about/health-safety/

Please visit the studio’s Health & Safety page for the latest updates and a list of measures the studio has taken to protect the community against COVID-19: https://stellaadler.com/about/health-safety/

The Evening Conservatory is modeled after the core curriculum and values of the 3-Year Conservatory, but is condensed into a two year program for actors who want a cohesive, intensive program with courses held in the evenings to keep their daytime free. The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Through rigorous training, the Evening Conservatory prepares students for both the craft and business of acting. The Evening Conservatory holds classes 20 hours per week Monday through Friday in the evenings starting at 6:30pm. Each year has two semesters. This year the studio will take in a class in January 2022 and September 2022.

The January 2022 intake is what is considered our “Fast Track” option where students complete the two year program in a year and a half (four consecutive back to back semesters).

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My time at the Stella Adler Studio gave me more than I could have dreamed as an actor and as a person. I was cracked open and put back together as a stronger being overall. I found my voice and a strength in my body and mind. I’m so thankful that I was steered by such amazing teachers and comrades. It was an amazing experience. – Danielle D. (Class of 2012)

My training at the Stella Adler Studio was life changing. I learned to appreciate humanity on a level I never even knew existed. I discovered that there is no end to discovery and that every human being and every moment can be experienced fully and differently from any other, because it is now. I never worked harder in my life, and it was painful, and exciting, and incredibly satisfying. – Adam H. (Class of 2011)

The First Year

The first year of the program focuses on providing students with a foundation from which to grow through a firm acting technique, voice and speech work, movement and physical exploration as well as contemporary and classical scene work. Students will develop a facile and responsive body, a strong and clear voice, and clear understanding of acting technique. The first year ends with a rehearsal performance presentation of a play.
Classes: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Voice & Speech, Movement Technique, Improvisation, Neutral Mask, Shakespeare, Rehearsal Performance

The Second Year

The second year concentrates on applying the tools learned in the first year through intense contemporary and classical scene work, with continued voice and speech work, exploration of physical acting, and a stage combat intensive. Students have an ongoing class on preparing for the profession with renowned industry professionals and guests. The second year culminates with the performance of a play, industry meetings, assistance in creating a website & reel, and an opportunity to audition for the showcase.
Classes: Contemporary Scene Study, Acting Technique for Film & TV, Voice & Speech, Physical Acting, Business of Acting, Stage Combat, Shakespeare, Production Performance


Admission Information

Admission to the conservatory program is by interview and audition. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, and must submit the following:

1. A completed Online Application Form.
2. Headshot and Resume
3. Two letters of recommendation, including the referee’s address and telephone number. The letters should be from teacher or persons who can supply a recommendation as to the applicant’s character and potential. Referees may be contacted directly.
4. A $70 non-refundable application fee (payable to Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Inc).

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The Audition

The audition should consist of a performance of two contrasting monologues: one classical (a play written before 1800) and one contemporary/realism (from a published play), no longer than 90 seconds each. Screenplays or teleplays will not be accepted. Monologues must be memorized. Auditions will be held live over Zoom. If the candidate’s living environment is not conducive to a live audition, recorded audition videos may be accepted as an alternative. However, live auditions are strongly encouraged. After the interview and audition have taken place, applicants will be notified if they are invited to the final callback auditions.

*prices, curriculum, and faculty subject to change.