Welcome To The Beverly Hills Playhouse

The Beverly Hills Playhouse has for over thirty-five years offered ongoing intensive scene-study acting classes in Beverly Hills, San Francisco, and New York for both the professional actor and those who are looking to develop themselves into professional actors. The BHP is well known for Milton Katselas' unique approach, which addresses Acting, Attitude, and Career Administration.

  • The uniqueness the BHP approach lies in its three-pronged attack on Acting, Attitude and career Administration, so as to create a true professional who can handle not only...
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  • For new actors who are looking for an acting school, the Beverly Hills Playhouse would be happy to welcome you with open arms. We have two Orientation level scene study acting classes that cater to
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  • The idea exists out there that acting training is a waste of time. Or that it's something you might do to "tune up for pilot season." Or that training is less important than meeting people
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  • The main focus of the Beverly Hills Playhouse is on-going scene study acting class. These meet twice per week with an emphasis on acting scene work and the occasional exercise. In addition to these acting
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  • The teachers at the BHP have several qualities in common: they were all personally trained by founder Milton Katselas, they all have a minimum of 10 years of BHP experience and as many as 30 years...
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  • Get answers to your questions: Why are acting classes twice a week? How often do you get to work in class? Will I be doing a lot of exercises? Can I audit classes? Who assigns
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Beverly Hills Playhouse Alumni

The quality of actors, directors, writers and producers who have studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse is second to none. They took what they learned about acting, story-telling, and professionalism and have been successful at applying it in the entertainment industry.

  • I was at the BHP for five years altogether. In any other profession, you practice what you’re doing. You can’t just say, “I’m an actor,” and just do it. You need to...
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  • What I loved about working with Milton was, he kind of prepared actors so that you’re a little director-proof in a way because you learn to be...
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  • I had teachers at the BHP that really started getting me to loosen up in my emotional side, and definitely later in Lost, as my character started getting...
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  • I was looking for the best. I was looking for a space where I could play with other excellent actors and filmmakers and theatre artists. I was looking to...
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  • I really liked that they focus on acting, attitude, and administration, and I’d never found an acting class that really addressed the business.
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  • So, I’m a different person now after seven years. I’m not the same person I was when I started, even biologically. A lot of that’s because of the Playhouse, so I...
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  • I was acting, but I didn't love it. And I knew I wanted to love it. So I came back to the Beverly Hills Playhouse and it has changed my life. It Is the most...
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  • You have got to learn how keep yourself hungry, uncomfortable, inspired, excited, and that’s what the Playhouse provides. I think that what...
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  • "Acting Class: Take A Seat" +

    Acting Class is the book that helped change the careers of George Clooney, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Kate Hudson and
  • BHP Connect +

    This is an exclusive networking community for the students of the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
  • Acting Scenes Database +

    A database of over 700 acting scenes. Please contribute your scenes!
  • Casting Director Workshops +

    Ongoing Casting Director Workshops specifically for current BHP students.
  • Admin Groups +

    Support groups comprised of fellow acting class students who gather once a week to encourage each other’s career administration.
  • The Checklist +

    Tools any actor can use to help approach their work on a scene
  • Rehearsal Space +

    Inexpensive rehearsal space can be booked and paid for online, 24 hours a day.
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"The Study & Pursuit of Acting"

“The Oasis of Insanity” by Allen Barton – ...

Well, at long last, after almost 27 years at the BHP, including 18 years of apprenticeship with Milton, 15 years of teaching, and 8 years writing essays for this blog, I have endeavored to capture th ...

Training Pixelation

Actor training in Los Angeles over the last fifteen years has been pixelated more and more into a dozen subcategories of “skills,” inclusive of improv, audition technique, comedy technique, camera ...

Dedicated Channel

Jesus I suck why the hell do I continue to pursue this when I could go get a masters or apprentice for a producer or something or go back home where people are real and there’s actually weather okay ...

Mindless Mobile Media Muddle

Picture this utopian vision: You go about your days much as you do currently, but with a massive decrease in the level of distraction, agitation, and possibly narcissistic levels of self-importance. ...

On the IMDb Star Meter

Fuck the Star Meter. Stop looking at it. Never think about it again. Fuck how many followers you have on some social media platform. Stop looking. Never think about it again. Figure out what you love ...

Circling - A Workshop Production

circling the play


A free workshop production of Allen Barton's most recent play "Circling" opens February 21st and runs though March 15th on the BHP Main Stage.  

Reserve your tickets here:  https://www.goldstar.com/events/beverly-hills-ca/circling-tickets

The "Circling" cast includes:  John MawsonMia ChristouArthur Louis FullerKari Pickering, and Graham Selden.  

BASED ON A TRUE STORY ...James and Lawrence couldn't be more different. James is a high-strung, high-powered surgeon. Lawrence is a free-spirited, free-wheeling carpenter. Unlikely colleagues, they've nonetheless agreed to work together on a very unique project -- and it's making James' wife crazy ...
Over the next few months, as they work diligently towards the project’s completion, Lawrence, James and his family will break down barriers years in the making. They will fight about what matters most, grow closer than they'd ever imagined possible, work to repair the damage caused by missed opportunities, and, in the end, come to understand the true gift of life.

What Our Students Say

  • If you study at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, and read Milton Katselas' book, you will know exactly what to do to be the greatest actor you could ever hope to be, and achieve everything you ever wanted. -- Larry Miller
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