Acting Classes

Classes at the Beverly Hills Playhouse are an experience unlike any other acting school.  The classes are well known to be exciting, passionate, entertaining, illuminative. Often new students entering the school for the first time are astonished that any class could have so much positive energy.  The BHP has many students who have been part of the program for 15 years or more, a testament to the fact that the classes serve as a kind of "fountain of youth" - as your career unfolds with its inevitable ups and downs, the BHP will be your gym, your laboratory, your artistic home. You will not find anyone with more enthusiastic support for your success than your classmates and teachers at the BHP.

The Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School strives to train each actor in real-person-real-place, behavior-oriented, moment-to-moment acting work in the tradition of the great American actors. It is a training ground for serious artists who aspire to long-term careers.

 The Beverly Hills Playhouse offers the most intensive and complete acting class 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.

The BHP now offers an Audition Class to all its current students taught by Art Cohan.  Students have the unique opportunity to focus on their individual auditioning issues.

At the Advanced level, teachers Allen Barton and Art Cohan conduct a Scene Lab every Tuesday morning from 10am to 1pm at the upstairs Research Theatre on Robertson Blvd. This is an opportunity for advanced students to bring in scenework at any stage of the process, from first reading to full run-through.


BHP Approach

The uniqueness the BHP approach lies in its three-pronged attack on Acting, Attitude and career Administration, so as to create... 


For New Actors

For new actors who are looking for an acting school, the Beverly Hills Playhouse would be happy to welcome you with...


Why Study?

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...


Teaching Staff

The teachers at the BHP have several qualities in common: they were all personally trained by founder Milton Katselas, they...


Frequently Asked Questions

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...

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