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About – NYC Campus



The New York campus is located on Lee Strasberg Way, right in the heart of historic Union Square. Surrounded by off-broadway theatres, universities and vibrant neighborhoods, this campus provides a stimulating environment for artistic and creative work. With easy access to all main subway routes, Broadway theaters, museums, parks, and nightlife are all just a train ride away. There’s no better place to study acting than alongside a vibrant community of Broadway shows, downtown theatre, and a thriving scene of film and television production – all in the cultural capital of the world.

Hosting a wide variety of classes, workshops and programs, including a Bachelor of Fine Arts partnership with New York University, the New York Campus offers a broad range of programs designed specifically for actors of all levels pursuing their training in The Method.

The New York school has two theaters and offers a curated season of shows, talks, and events that highlight the incredible interchange of people and art throughout the city. Workshops with the new wave of directors, or field trips to Broadway shows are all part of the extracurricular offerings at the New York Institute.

And just like New York City, our student body is a diverse collection of artists from different backgrounds. The New York campus has hosted students, theatre schools and groups from over 140 different countries which now comprise an alumni network that extends around the globe in all facets of the entertainment industry.

Famous for its red doors, the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York has welcomed an incredible array of artists into its historic building over the past 50 years. Alec Baldwin, John Leguizamo, Claire Danes, Rachel Brosnahan, Lady Gaga, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson are just a few of the many actors who have called this campus home. Over the door hangs a quote from Lee Strasberg “Through these doors we invite talent in.” We look forward to you taking that first step.

“Through these doors we invite talent in.”

Lee Strasberg

Fall 20208/5 Update: Online

The Lee Strasberg Institute announces that fall semester classes will begin with fully online instruction, per State & Local guidance. (Los Angeles is preparing for outdoor in-person instruction once permitted.)

The power of Lee Strasberg’s work lies in its simplicity – it can be done anytime and anywhere. And as Lee believed, the foundation for all the actor’s work begins in the chair. So let’s all commit ourselves to our craft, to the deepening of our work, and to a daily practice of creativity and imagination–our greatest resource in these difficult times. 

Click here for Fall online classes in New York City. | Click here for Fall online classes for Los Angeles.

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