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I have been in several productions with Rebecca and each time she has stretched me as an actor and performer. Rebecca really pulls you into part of the production by being open to your ideas about the

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I have had the awesome experience of working with Cynthia Valentine for over 15 years as a Spoken Word Artist, Poet and Recording Artist and she is both Professional and Organized. Recently I did my

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Absolutely wonderful! I have been taking lessons from Sandra for over a year now and always look forward to it. She is very knowledgeable and sets up a comfortable atmosphere. I have learned so much a

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Theater Acting Lessons

It’s wild to think that the earliest theater acting dates back to the 5th century. What began in the Theatre of Dionysus in Athens, Greece, soon spread around the world. And it’s an art form we all still adore to this day.

Is the stage calling your name? Then answer the call by signing up for our theater acting lessons. Here at TakeLessons, we are delighted to offer not only the best online theater acting lessons but the greatest in-person lessons, too. Sign up with us today to get one step closer to achieving all your acting dreams.

Certified Theater Acting Teachers

Mastering the art of acting isn’t exactly something you can learn from reading a book on acting or watching a tutorial. There are a lot of nuances involved that make working with a certified teacher one of the best ways to develop your skill set. And that’s where our teachers can help!

We work with the best theater acting teachers who have all undergone background checks. They have the qualifications and experience to help you achieve your acting dreams. To learn more about our tutors, check out their profiles. Here you’ll find out about their expertise, schedule, location, rates, and more. The average cost of a 60-minute lesson is $73, while the average 30-minute class is just $40. You’ll find a wide variety of teachers with various starting rates, so you’re sure to find your ideal match.

Once you’ve selected your teacher, choose your schedule and lesson package to finalize the check-out process.

Theater Acting Online Lessons for All Ages

Maybe your child is looking to get involved in a new hobby. Or perhaps they’ve always been destined for the stage. Whichever category they fall into, our theater acting lessons for kids are the answer! Our teachers specialize in teaching children of all ages the art of acting.

We also offer adult theater acting lessons because it’s never too late to improve your acting skills. During these sessions, your teacher will customize your lesson to align with your age and maturity level to help you get the most out of your instruction time.

Theater Acting Lessons for All Levels

Here at TakeLessons, we’re excited to offer theater acting lessons for beginners, intermediate students, advanced learners, and everyone in between! Anyone and everyone can learn with us.

New to the stage? Check out our beginner courses that will introduce you to all the ins and outs of acting.

Already landed the lead role? You might be ready for our intermediate or more advanced courses that can take your skills to the next level.

Whether you’re just testing the waters or looking to try out for an upcoming performance, our theater acting teachers are on hand and ready to help.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Theater Acting Lessons

You'll learn the basics of acting while also being introduced to everything that makes theater acting unique. Your teacher might cover the following subjects:

  • Learn to navigate the stage
  • How to interact and speak to other actors on stage during a performance
  • Practice diction, projection, and enunciation
  • Learn how to use expression and gestures on stage

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Theater Acting Lessons

You'll study different types of theater and become a more well-rounded actor. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Voice exercises and projection
  • Develop stage presence
  • Focus on a specific genre of plays
  • Practice speaking with various accents

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Theater Acting Lessons

Topics covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's interests and goals, but your teacher might cover the following:

  • Round out your skills with music and dance practice
  • Workshop difficult scenes
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

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It’s your time to shine! Get ready for the spotlight when you sign up for our in-person or online theater acting lessons right here with us. To begin, select your tutor, schedule, lesson package, and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. At TakeLessons, we make the learning process easy and hassle-free!


What is taught in acting lessons?

What you learn in your lessons will depend on the individual course. For example, if you sign up for theater acting lessons for beginners, your teacher will start with the basics, such as how to navigate the stage, interact with other actors, and develop facial expressions and gestures. However, if you sign up for more advanced lessons, you may focus on topics such as stage presence and auditioning. The beauty of our lessons is that your tutor will instruct you on the areas that interest you most, so every student’s lesson plan is unique.

How do beginners practice acting?

Signing up for theater acting lessons for beginners is the best way for beginners to learn. During these sessions, your tutor will provide you with the tools to help you succeed. You’ll receive all kinds of exercises and practice tips so that you can work on your acting skills outside of your lessons. And the best part of all is that your tutor will cater your lessons to align with your goals. With a solid framework in place, you can focus on practicing whatever you’re more interested in learning.

Which course is best for acting?

Here at TakeLessons, we’ll help you determine what course is best for you based on your age and skill set. If you’re new to acting, we’ll suggest our theater acting lessons for beginners, but if you already have some acting experience, we’ll help you find a more challenging course that aligns with your needs and goals. Regardless of which course you sign up for, your teacher will ensure that you receive the instruction that best suits you.

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