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Young Actors Program


At The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, our mission is to EDUCATE, ENGAGE, and EMPOWER students by introducing them to Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting, fostering an appreciation for performance and a strong sense of their own artistic voice.

The Young Actors Program at LSTFI offers a comprehensive array of acting programs for students in grades 2 – 12. Our classes provide kids and teens with a foundation in The Method and tools to succeed in the professional industry – all while maintaining a fun and playful environment. Programs are tailored to encompass students at all levels, from those just beginning their acting journey to Broadway veterans and professional child actors. Young Actors at Strasberg alumni include Lady Gaga, Sophia Lillis, Angelina Jolie, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Rosario Dawson!


Method Acting, also known as The Method, is a world-renowned acting technique created and taught by Lee Strasberg. Building on the work of Konstantin Stanislavsky, Lee developed The Method to help actors deliver authentic and nuanced performances by calling on their own life experiences. The actor uses their personal life to inspire their imaginations and to relate to the life of the character as only they can. Young Actors at Strasberg students will study Lee’s relaxation and sense memory exercises while learning to make creative choices and explore the art of storytelling.


Young Actors at Strasberg Programs are available online and in-person at our New York Campus. We offer Saturday, After-School and Online classes during the traditional school year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) and one- and two-week summer programming through July and August. Click on the course offerings below to learn more! Information on tuition, payment, available discounts and scholarships is available on our tuition page.


We offer private 1:1 coaching sessions to prepare for college auditions and more! Please call (212) 533-5500 or email [email protected] to enquire further.

For more information about Young Actors at Strasberg, please call (212) 533-5500 or email [email protected].


FALL 2023
Tuesday, September 19 — Fall Session begins

Thursday, September 21 — Thursday afterschool classes begin

Saturday, September 23 — First Saturday YAS
Monday, September 25 — Institute closed (Yom Kippur)
November, 21-25 — No classes (Thanksgiving week)
Saturday, December 16 — Fall Session ends

Tuesday, January 9 — Winter Session begins
Monday, January 15 — Institute closed (Martin Luther King Day)
Monday, February 19 — Institute closed (Presidents’ day)
Saturday, March 16 — Winter Session ends

Tuesday, April 2 — Spring Session begins
Wednesday, May 29 — Institute closed (Memorial Day)
Saturday, June 22 — Spring Session ends