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Acting, Theatre & Film School

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Join us at one of our Open House events and learn more about Method Acting and our campuses.

Apply Now for Spring

We offer part and full-time classes online for Spring 2021 starting April 5th.

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.

The Lee Strasberg Film Festival

The Lee Strasberg Film Festival is an initiative set up by the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute to encourage students to create and showcase their self-produced short films. The festival is open to all current students and alumni of LSTFI. We are proud to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the fourth annual Lee Strasberg Film Festival – to be held online this winter!

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.
Scarlett Johannsen
Scarlett Johannsen


“When you come here, you know that they are giving you gold. This Institute is giving gold to the actors. They tell you things that no one else will tell you, things that are useful not only when you’re working but also when you’re not.”

– Emilio Rafael Treviño

Students on bench reading paper


Lee Strasberg
Spring 2021: April 5-June 253/3/21 Update

The Lee Strasberg Institute announces that Spring 2021 term classes will begin with fully online instruction, per State & Local guidance. Los Angeles will offer limited in-person/hybrid classes for Spring once permitted.

Click here for Spring schedule in New York City. | Click here for the Spring schedule for Los Angeles.

The Institute is also offering new short-term online only classes. See Online Acting

Please note that the State of California color-coded reopening system does not permit any in-person instruction until the County is at least in the red tier for at least 2 weeks (25% capacity). Los Angeles remains in purple.