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Online Acting Classes

Online Acting Classes


$150 per month

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. Our Online Acting Subscription is a monthly subscription program designed for new* and experienced Method Acting students alike!

This Online Acting Subscription allows all students to establish, hone, and maintain their Method Acting technique. Unlike digital learning platforms which only provide one-way teaching, this program is entirely interactive, optimized for our students’ growth. All classes, workshops, lectures, and events offered as part of this unique training series are held LIVE!

*If you are just beginning your Method Acting journey, you must first take Method 101 before joining our subscription program. See below for details!

Your Online Acting Subscription Includes:


Stay on top of your relaxation and sense memory work! These one-hour classes will consist of relaxation, sensory, and a brief discussion. Daily Method is the perfect way to brush up your craft and establish a consistent daily practice at home.

  • Held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am-11am PST.
  • Taught by Method Acting teachers from the Los Angeles & New York campuses, as well as special guest instructors.

The times listed reflect the Los Angeles (UTC-7) time zone. Click here to check class times in your own time zone!


Dive deeper into Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting! In this monthly talk series, David Lee Strasberg will discuss the evolution and practical application of his father’s work. Special guests will include agents, casting directors, celebrity actors, and industry professionals.


Expand your craft! Master class seminars are offered twice every month, each allowing you to explore a new facet of The Method, the industry, or your artistry. Master Classes include but are not limited to:

  • Monologue Study
  • Protest through the Arts
  • Character Creation
  • Audition Technique
  • Advanced Method Exercises: Emotional Memory, Animal, and More!
    View schedule here


Learn how the best filmmakers tell stories on screen! Each month, filmmaker Sasha Krane will lead an analysis of a preselected movie. Questions will be provided to the students before viewing the film to provide a framework for discussion.


Method 101 is a 4-week introduction to Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting technique. Each two-hour class includes instruction on Lee Strasberg’s relaxation and sense memory exercises. These fundamentals train an actor’s concentration, ability to respond to imaginary stimuli, and their individual creativity.

The next session of Method 101 begins Wednesday, September 9th

Find all Method 101 class dates here!

  • Method 101 meets twice a week in either the morning or evening:
    • Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-12pm PST or,
    • Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm PST
  • No audition or prior experience required. This class is suitable for actors of all levels who have not yet studied at the Institute.
  • Taught by highly experienced Method Acting teachers from The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
  • Completion of the Method 101 course will waive the $75 application fee for further programs of study at the New York or Los Angeles campus.
  • Upon completion of Method 101, you can automatically be enrolled in the Online Acting Subscription to continue your journey!

The times listed reflect the Los Angeles (UTC-7) time zone. Click here to check class times in your own time zone!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can acting really be taught online?

What platform do the online acting classes use?

Can online classes be accessed from my mobile phone?

Are the teachers able to interact with or give adjustments to the students?

What is the difference between Method 101 and taking an Intensive or full term program online?

Will online acting classes continue after COVID-19?

Once I take Method 101, can I sign up for the Online Acting Subscription?

Are there benefits to taking classes online instead of in person?

How do I cancel my Online Acting Subscription?

Can I divide my Method 101 classes between the morning and evening sessions?

Due to Covid-19 and the restrictions in place in both New York and Los Angeles, all regular classes in the Strasberg curriculum are being taught online. For courses being offered at this time, or to apply for full or part-time programs please click on the respective campus you wish to attend.
New York: Information here
Los Angeles: Information Here

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