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New York City: Acting Capital of the World

Actors and actresses new to NYC will have a hard time acclimating. There are literally thousands of resources for performers in New York, with advice coming from hundreds of directions, often all at once.

Here are some resources I found helpful while developing my own acting career in New York City.

Performer’s Unions

Actor’s Equity Association (AEA)
165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (AFTRA)
260 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG)
360 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10017

American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA)
363 7th Aveenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 675-1003

Studios and Rehearsal Space

TVI Actor’s Studio
165 West 46th Street, Ste. 509
New York, NY 10036

Champion Studios
257 w 39 st , 14th floor
New York , NY 10018

Where Eagles Dare
347 West 36th Street, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Ripley / Grier
520 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018

939 Eighth Avenue, Suite 307
New York, NY 10019

131 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023

News and Auditions


Show Business Weekly


Actor’s Access

New York Casting

Workshops and Showcases

TVI Actor’s Studio
165 West 46th Street, Ste. 509
New York, NY 10036

Actor’s Connection
630 9th Avenue, #1410
New York, NY 10036

One on One Productions
126 West 23rd Street
New York, New York 10011

Classes and Coaching

Kimball Studio
78 5th Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Patrick Mellen (Alexander Technique)
Private Coaching

HB Studio
120 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014

Atlantic Theater Company
76 Ninth Avenue, Ste. 537
New York, NY 10011

William Esper Studio
261 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001

Neighborhood Playhouse
340 East 54th Street
New York, NY 10022

American Academy of Dramatic Arts
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

American Musical and Dramatic Academy
211 West 61st Street
New York, NY 10023

New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts
(formerly School for Film and Television)
39 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

Voice Lessons

Siobhan Kolker
New York/New Jersey

Dance Classes

Steps on Broadway
2121 Broadway
New York, N.Y. 10023

Broadway Dance Center
221 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

These are just a few examples from places I’ve either experienced myself, or heard good things about.


Actor’s Survival Guide

Career Guidance

If you are looking for career guidance, or info on making it as an actor in New York City, K. Callan has a wonderful series designed to do just that.

How to Sell Yourself as an Actor by K Callan
How to Sell Yourself as an Actor
By K. Callan

by K Callan

The New York Agent Book, 8th Edition
By K. Callan

Other great acting career books:

Acting Professionally by Robert Cohen
Acting Professionally
by Robert Cohen

How to Be a Working Actor

How to be a Working Actor
by Mari Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers

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