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Acting, Theatre & Film School

Visit the School

Our LA campus offers regular class audits, and our NY campus offers a regular Open House.

Come see what we are all about.

Upcoming Events

We offer a multitude of special events, guest speakers, and full fledged productions throughout the year. Check our calendar to see when you can see some of our students at work.

The Method

As the only acting school in the world that teaches Lee Strasberg’s work in its consummate form, The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute® is the home for all actors seeking to delve into Method Acting and its tradition of training some of the world’s most brilliant and truthful actors.

Our Mission Statement

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & FIlm Institute™ is dedicated to the ideals, values, and vision of Lee Strasberg’s innovative work, known throughout the world as The Method. Through actor training, outreach, and the preservation of archival materials, The Institute works to further the legacy of Lee Strasberg, train the world’s greatest actors, and maintain Lee’s place as a seminal figure in the great American theatre tradition.

Our Alumni

Our alumni have found incredible success in the fields of Film, Television, & Stage. Of the many students who called Lee Strasberg their teacher, or the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute their home, they all honor his legacy with their incredible work and talent.
Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel


“My time here has made me reveal such incredible inner truths about myself; certain realities that I thought never existed and indeed thought I could never release.”

– Alexandre Poole

Students on bench reading paper


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    Shani Atias: Work Hard Over and Over Again

    LSTFI alumna, Shani Atias, shares the importance of discipline and hard work in an acting career. Her training at LSTFI has helped her tap into her self and connect with her characters.
  • Acting Classes for Kids and Teens

    Parents, does your kid dream of becoming an actor, but you don't know where to begin? Has your child taken acting classes but is ready for that 'next step'? Consider enrolling at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute
  • LSTFI Alumni Spotlight: Jeff Bosley

    Seasoned actor Jeff Bosley cherishes the time he spent at The Institute. For every performance, he looks in his Method Acting toolbox to find sensory and exercises that work for him.
Lee Strasberg