The Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School has four locations: Beverly Hills and Los Feliz Los Angeles Acting School, downtown New York Acting School, and San Francisco Acting School. The two sites in the Los Angeles area each houses two theaters: a main-stage and a black box. The theaters have all been recently renovated with new seats, lights, and sound equipment. When not in use for class, the spaces at the BHP are available to students for rehearsal
Beverly Hills Acting School
The main offices for the Beverly Hills Playhouse are located in the Beverly Hills location near the popular shopping area on S. Robertson Blvd. All interviews for admission are held on the premises. The courtyard leading up to the building is adorned with a tribute fountain designed by Milton Katselas. The main stage theater is located downstairs, and is home to many theater productions and of course several acting classes. Upstairs is the black box theater, or BHP Research space, which holds two classes per week, as well as theater productions.
Before acting class, students often dine at the restaurants and cafes in the area. Across the street is Anny's Cafe, Champs Elysee, Anny's Thai Restaurant and Oishi Sushi. Down the block, our students enjoy Al Gelato, Cafe Flore, and often stop into Blockbuster Video for snacks and rentals or into Massage Envy for a reasonably priced massage.
Los Angeles Acting School
The Skylight Theatre, located on trendy Vermont Ave. near Hollywood, is the BHP's second location. The main stage theater is a huge space complete with brand new seats. It has been home to our theater productions for several years, and holds classes four days/nights per week. The black box at this location, The Skylab, has also been recently renovated.
Los Feliz Village is a popular part of town, and offers our students several options for food and entertainment. Just next door is Skylight Books, an independent bookstore recognized throughout Los Angeles. One of the last of its kind, the bookstore is known for its tree growing in the middle of the store. It often hosts readings of both established authors, and up-and-coming writers as well.
As for restaurants, Fred 62, Figaro Cafe Restaurant, Yai Thai Food, Fatburger, House of Pies, and the Dresden Room are among the many eateries just steps away from the theaters. The Los Feliz 3 Cinema is just down the block, as are several clothing stores, a Starbucks and a Pinkberry. Furthermore, there is a US Post Office across the street and the Elysian Masonic Temple is just blocks away.
New York Acting School
The Wings Theater is located a block away from the Hudson River and the Hudson River Park. Before class starts you can watch the sun go down over the water or take a walk along the river. The theater is also just at the edge of the West Village, an upscale, young neighborhood with amazing restaurants, bars, and some of the best shopping in the city (Marc Jacobs and Cynthia Rowley to name a few). Famous Magnolia Cupcakes and The Corner Bistro are a couple blocks away. The theater is also next door to a Crunch Gym.
The theater is accessible from the A/C/E and 1/2 Subway lines, as well as the Path Train. The theater can be rented by students for rehearsal for $20/hour. On non-class days, you can come back to The Wings Theater and see some great off-broadway shows.
San Francisco Acting School