Best Kids acting schools

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  1. 3-2-1 Talent Showcase Owner/Director Mae Ross, located at 3131 Foothill Blvd. La Crescenta CA 91214 (818) 353-5455
  2. LActors Comedy Studio, 7461 Beverly Blvd., Ste. 202, Los Angeles, CA 90036    323-302-9152
    12 students max; Private coaching available; On-Camera Technique; Acting Technique/Scene Study; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Lauren’s Hollywood Youth Division encompasses cold reading, audition technique, script analysis, character development and much more. Lauren instills confidence in all her students and understands that when a young actor begins a career in TV and Film, the whole family is involved. Lauren also teaches a foundational course for adult actors.  
  3. Actors Space West – 22749 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills CA 91367 – Owner/Director Sara Wood shares her years of experience in theater and film with her students. She also raised a child star of her own (Evan Rachel Wood) and is a wealth of information for parents. 818-222-7484
  4. Actors Youth Academy offers English/Spanish, Film & TV acting classes for ages 5-17 and young adults ages 18 & up. Spanish language classes also. Monrovia, CA (626) 817-3050
  5. American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles campus and New York campus): 1336 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles (800) 222-2867. Summer camp application.
  6. Agoura Children’s Theater 818-225-1459
  7. AIA Actor’s Studio: 1918 W. Magnolia Blvd., Suite 206, Burbank (818) 566-1429
  8. ATLA – Laurie Morella – owner Actor Training In LA, 11335 Magnolia Boulevard Unit #2C, North Hollywood, CA 91601 818-505-0264
  9. Atlantic Acting School for Kids: (646) 216-1171
  10. BB’S KIDS Acting Workshop Belinda Balaski, owner Santa Monica, CA; or 323-650-KIDS (5437); 10-16 students per class; All levels
  11. Beverly Hills Playhouse Young Actors & Teens Program with Emmy Award winner Melissa Hayden. 254 S Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90211 (310) 855-1556. Hayden also works as a private coach.
  12. Bobby Gene’s Actors Clubhouse 6472 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 210, Los Angeles, CA 90038;; 323-463-8655
  13. Cal Shakes, California Shakespeare Theater: For more info about this Northern California day camp contact Jenna Stich, Artistic Learning Coordinator, at 510.809.3293 or Zendaya Coleman (Shake It Up!) attends camp here.
  14. Carter Thor Studio at  “ON THE MARK” Young Actor Class, 12417 Ventura Ct. Studio City, CA 91604; 818-760-9426
  15. Center Stage Workshop online at Located at at The Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA.
  16. Children’s Civic Light Opera (CCLO), 10858 Culver Blvd., Culver City , the Westside’s premier performing arts program for youth 8-18 since 1987!  All skill levels embraced!  Email: (310) 478 – 5886
  17. Community Musical Theatre Day Camp: 11301 Bellagio Rd., Los Angeles (323) 954-7250
  18. Chubbuck Youth world renown program for the serious professional child actor – 7201 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046 – Contact or call (323) 510-7201 |
  19. Cynthia Bain’s Young Actor Studio, 12265 Ventura Blvd. Suite 210 Studio City, CA 91604 Phone: 818-760-0060
  20. Dance Dimensions Musical Theater Camp: Promenade Mall,  6100 Topanga Cyn Blvd., Woodland Hills, 91367, (818) 999-3262
  21. Diane Christiansen Coaching: Professional coaching for young actors, North Hollywood CA email:
  22. Discovery Onstage Summer Acting Camp: Centre Stage Dance Academy, 127 East Olive Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016  Phone: 626.357.8308
  23. Electric Youth Triple Threat Camp Owner/Director: Debra Gibson. Teachers: Howard Fine, Susan Leslie, Bill Purnell. July 5th through July 16, 2010, attend for 1 week or both. Hollywood, CA
  24. Elizabeth Bauman Monologue Workshop & Private Coach for professional child actors, Larchmont Village, (323) 385-5237
  25. Gray Studios Los Angeles, Orange County, Thousand Oaks, Atlanta, Nashville and More! Contact them here! 818.582.3943
  26. The Groundlings Improve Teen Classes: 7307 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7512, (323) 934-4747 ext 60
  27. Hallie Todd Studios – 13636 Ventura Blvd #298, Sherman Oaks, California 91423  818-789-3760
  28. Harriet Greenspan (casting director) 818-266-6698 All levels; Once per month
  29. International City Theatre: Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach (562) 436-4610
  30. Improv Comedy for Kids at Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-A 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA (310) 451-0850 Kids ages 9-12
  31. The John Sudol Studio 11650 Riverside Drive, Suite 11, North Hollywood, Los Angeles; 818-505-1223
  32. Joy Theatre–  JOSH and JANIECE JARY MINNICK, located at The Raven Playhouse 5233 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 818-505-9355
    15 students max; All levels; Auditing permitted; Work study/internship program available. Specialities: All things comedy, sketch, standup, characters, improv etc. A fun way for kids of all levels to get up on stage and build confidence for the future. Our encouraging style of teaching is designed to nurture the creative side using the tools of comedy.
  33. Kids Muse Art Camp, UCLA’s Fowler Museum, Sunset Boulevard at Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095  (310) 825-4361
  34. KIDS ON CAMERAPhil De Champlain, 12215 Ventura Blvd., Suite 111, Studio City, CA 91604  Email: 818-500-0037. 10-14 students per class; All levels; One time free audit; Ongoing; Internship available with film school. Classes focus on on-camera auditioning, cold reading, improvisation, and film and TV scene study, helping students discover what makes them unique inside. Other: On-Camera Technique; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Improv and Comedy; Acting Technique/Scene Study.
  35. Kids on Stage: Santa Monica, Culver City, Mar Vista (310) 314-0035 Perfect introduction to imaginary play for very young kids and beginners 3 to 6 years.
  36. LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE – YOUTH THEATRE with Donna Inglima 949-497-2787, ext. 202, Fax: 949-497-328710-14 students per class; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced; Auditing not permitted; 1-year audition based conservatory, ongoing non-audition workshop classes, and summer theater workshops; Unpaid intern/work study opportunities occasionally exist. Offers a variety of acting and creative drama classes ongoing for youths ages 6-18. Classes are taught by theater professionals after school and in weekend workshops.
  37. LARRYMORE-KELLY PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY, Warner Center Towers, 21550 Oxnard St., Ste. 300, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 818-723-4699 (All levels.) Critically acclaimed actress Rae’Ven Larrymore-Kelly iand her mother, manager and acting coach Phyllis Larrymore-Kelly, are founders. Provide youth a solid foundation in the performing arts through a cathartic and nurturing educational process. The academy offers instruction in scene study, improvisation, and audition technique, among other subjects, for both kids (4-12) and teens (13-18).
  38. Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute Young Actors is an intensive/diverse program for young actors ages 7 to 18 years. 7936 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.650.7777; Alumni: Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson are former students.
  39. Los Angeles Shakespeare Company: 1909 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga (310) 455-9400
  40. Marcie Smolin’s “The Actors Circle” 4475 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230 (310) 837-4536. Marcie was a stand-up comic for 13 years appearing on An Evening at the Improv, Girls Night Out, Later NBC as well as a primetimeNBC comedy Special. Email:
  41. Margie Haber Studio  971 N La Cienega Blvd, Ste 207, Los Angeles, CA 90069  (310) 854-0870
  42. Marnie Cooper School of Acting, 12801 Bloomfield Street  Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 760-8009
  43. Musical Theater Los Angeles, (formerly SKTC) Amanda Baird, 310-428-4021, various L.A. locations offering in school and after-school programs. Summer Camp to be held at St. Albans Episcopal Church.
  44. Music Rhapsody1603 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach (310) 376-8646
  45. NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY – Summer Camp for ages 10-18 years worldwide. Call NYC: 212-674-4300 or Los Angeles: 818-733-4074
  46. ORANGE COUNTY PROFESSIONAL ACTORS’ WORKSHOP WITH ELIZABETH KENT, 949-675-3272. Classes hold 10 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Ongoing. Kent has more than 18 years experience as an acting coach for film, TV and theater. Her students have found professional representation through her coaching in Los Angeles.
  47. Orange County Screen Actor’s Academy2834 S. Fairview St., Santa Ana, CA. 92704 (310) 427-5674  Specializes in getting kids on film.
  48. ORANGE COUNTY SONG & DANCE CO. 5860 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683; Email: Website:
    714-897-4475, OCSD offers acting for the camera, addressing script reading, camera presence, cold reading, and audition techniques. Character analysis and portrayal will be presented in an on-camera environment.
    Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Singing/Musical Theater
  49. Peanut Gallery Improv, Chad Costello Owner/Teacher, 3750 Foothill Blvd, Suite A East Pasadena, CA 626-453-6408
  50. Performing Arts Workshops Education: 13428 Maxella Avenue, Ste. 436, Marina Del Rey, CA 90242;  Phone: (310) 827.8827
  51. The Actors’ Spot website: 5215 Lankershim Blvd. Studio A North Hollywood CA 91601 Alumi: Nolan Gould (Modern Family), Coy Stewart (Are We There Yet?), Michael Welch (Twilight trilogy), Megan Good (Californication), Brock Ciarelli (The Middle)
  52. QUIT ACTING! 5312 Radford Ave., Ste. 5, Valley Village, CA 91607 Email: Website: Phone: 818-437-1911
    Private coaching only; All levels Laura Lasky’s ongoing monthly sessions for kids and teens are designed to help her students “find out what’s holding