The Beverly Hills Playhouse offers the most intensive and complete acting classes for kids in the age range of 7 to 17. Taught by Emmy Award Winner Melissa Hayden, our acting school for kids is one of the most highly regarded and respected in all of Los Angeles. Many distinguished and successful young performers choose to train in our acting academy, where they can learn every skill they need to be excellent theatrical and commercial actors.
When a young actor joins our studio, he or she can expect the most professional and experienced instruction on all elements of the craft, such as: improv, scene study, on camera training, cold reading, audition technique, and interview skills. However, we don’t just focus on skills—we also foster confidence building, provide career counseling (based on BHP’s approach to Attitude and Administration), and emotional support to encourage the actor’s artistic and professional development.
Expert Professional Support For Working Actors
In addition to providing one of the industry’s most recommended and demanding acting class for kids, we also offer individualized instruction and professional support for young working actors. Our teachers are available for private coaching and on-set coaching, so you can be confident that you will always get the help you need to develop your talent and career.
We are the preferred acting school for young actors, because we built our reputation on our students’ success. Some of our working students include:
Learn From The Industry’s Most Respected Instructors
Our studio was founded by Milton Katselas, who during his life was one of the most renowned acting teachers in Hollywood, counting such talents as George Clooney, Jim Carrey, Michelle Pfeiffer, Giovanni Ribisi and many more as some of his notable students. Our coursework reflects his unique philosophy, which has guided actors in honing their craft and succeeding in their chosen profession.
Our kids acting class instructor is the esteemed Melissa Hayden, a “Youth In Film” and Emmy award winner who is best known for starring in the daytime drama Guiding Light. She began as a working child actor, racking up extensive credits in film, TV, and plays. In addition to her long acting resume, she is one of the industry’s most in demand acting teachers, serving as the on-set acting coach for five years. When she is not guiding young actors, she teaches art, music, and performance to special needs children around Los Angeles.