NYC STUDENT RESOURCES
STUDENT RESOURCE INFORMATION
For more information, please reference the Student Resource Packet you received at orientation.
If you have additional questions, contact the front desk at (212) 533-5500
FRONT DESK INQUIRIES
To make an appointment, please call (212)533-5500 or stop by the Front Desk.
Monday 9:00am – 10:00pm (no entry after 8:30 pm)
Tuesday 9:00am – 10:00pm (no entry after 8:30 pm)
Wednesday 9:00am – 10:00pm (no entry after 8:30 pm)
Thursday 9:00am – 10:00pm (no entry after 8:30 pm)
Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm (no entry after 6:00 pm)
Packages and Mail
We do not accept mail or packages for students except by special permission. Please do not have anything sent to the school or it may be returned to sender.
REGISTERING FOR CLASSES
Class Registration opens 6-8 weeks before each 12-week term start date after the class offerings are finalized.
The new 12-week term schedule will be posted online and instructions for registering either in-person or remotely will be emailed to new and continuing students.
Tuition for the term must be paid before you may register for a class schedule.
At an in-person Registration appointment you will meet with a Registrar and select your class schedule. You may pay tuition at the appointment. Assistance in choosing your class schedule will be provided by the Registrars and Admissions staff, making sure you take any required classes.
If you are not able to register in person and you are a new student entering your first 12-week term you will complete the online Schedule Request Form
Continuing or returning students will email their schedule request to the Registrar.
Schedule Changes: Add/Drop
You may change your schedule before the term start date by making the request with the Registrar.
After the first week of classes, you may make request a schedule change (one or more classes) before Monday at 3:30pm of the second week. After this time, your schedule is locked in for the duration of the term.
Additionally, classes may be added or removed during registration, due to higher or lower demand or teachers availability so you may be contacted to choose alternate classes if one of your class selections is cancelled.
Earlier registration appointment means more choices, as classes do fill up. You may join the waitlist for a class and will be notified if a spot opens up.
There are abundant classes for all students no matter when you register. You may register up to the end of the first week of class.
Assistance in choosing your class schedule will be provided by the Registrars and Admissions staff, making sure you take any required classes.
PRODUCTIONS AND EVENTS
The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute sees all productions and events as extracurricular opportunities that challenge the students in new ways and offer them valuable insight into their Lee Strasberg Method training.
Through shows, talks, workshops, and scene nights, students gain a deeper understanding and learn ways of applying The Method while developing their professionalism in a production setting.
The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute offer a main-stage production in both the fall and spring terms. All eligible current students are encouraged to audition.
At the end of the Two-Year Conservatory Program, students participate in a Conservatory Performance that showcases their growth over the past two years. Industry guests are invited and students receive feedback from an industry professional.
Check out our Past Productions.
StrasbergWORKS is an annual program that offers students a crash course in developing and producing their own work. Students are called upon to assemble a production team of other students in order to mount and produce an original work. The Institute offers selected projects access to the school’s resources, space, and minor production help.
Current students and alumni are able to audition, participate, and submit this program.
StrasbergTALKS is a lecture and workshop series designed to provide students with inspired knowledge of Lee Strasberg and The Lee Strasberg Method. These talks provide current students with direct uses of The Method, application in a professional setting, as well as insights into the professional demands of the industry.
Previous guests have included: Sally Field, Al Pacino, Claire Danes, Karen Allen, John Leguizemo, Vincent D’Onofrio, Estelle Parsons, Karen Gillian, and more!
For more information and to see pictures of the talks visit the StrasbergTALKS Page.
One of the greatest traditions at The Institute are our Alumni Shows. Students from past years of both NYU and Institute Programs audition for these professional-level productions. These shows are an incredible opportunity to connect with several generations of students from around the world, revisit The Method in a detailed production-oriented process, and showcase the talent and growth of our professional alumni.
VIEWING LEE STRASBERG ARCHIVAL DVDS
Current Institute students are welcome to watch archival videos of Lee Strasberg’s classes and seminars. These videos are preserved and made available by The Lee Strasberg Creative Center®, which conserves and maintains Lee Strasberg’s archives. Inquire at the front desk to see the full list of available DVD’s.
- When requesting to view DVD’s the procedure is to fill out a video request form at the Front Desk at least 48 hours prior to viewing and also schedule a timeslot to view.
- Only one student may view a DVD at a time. Due to copyright law, recording of any of the DVD’s is not permitted.
Students are able to reserve classrooms to rehearse in to meet with partners outside of class time.
- Students may only request rooms once per day and with a max of 1 hour per request.
- An email confirmation will be sent out after 8:30pm of that day to confirm room reservations for the following day.
- Inquire at the front desk to book a room.
CHECKING OUT LIBRARY BOOKS & PLAYS
The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute contains a well-stocked theatre library that includes: play scripts, screenplays, acting books, writing books, and more.
- To request a book, you must complete a request slip at the Front Desk – be sure to completely fill out the form. Allow up to four hours for a request to be filled.
FACILITIES & INSTITUTE LOCATION
The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute has four floors that include 10 classroom/rehearsal spaces, including two black box theatres: The Marilyn Monroe Theatre and The Irma Sandrey Theatre, featuring operating technical booths.
We are located on Lee Strasberg Way within walking distance from Union Square park and the 14th St-Union Square subway stop.
The Union Square area has a variety of restaurants, shops, and grocery stores, all within walking distance from the school.
A Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute ID counts as a student ID for the city of New York. With a NYC Student ID, you are able to access the following for free at a discounted price:
- Broadway Shows: Many shows have student rush or student discounted tickets. Inquire on a show’s website or box office for information about a specific show
- Baseball Games: The Mets offer $10 student rush tickets for selected games. The Yankees offer half-priced tickets to students.
- Museums: The MoMa offers pay-what-you-will admission for all NYC students. The American Museum of Natural History has the same policy.
This list is not all inclusive. Always ask about student discounts at restaurants, events, and shows.