Children's Acting Academy

The Children's Acting Academy, in its 40th year, offers children ages 4-17 professional training in the classics from Mother Goose to Shakespeare. Classes allow all children the opportunity to develop their individual talents and creativity with supportive guidance. Students build life-long self-confidence and social and communication skills. Theatre skills, including improvisation and performance techniques, culminate in a professional showcase production in a NYC Off-Broadway theater. Family, friends, casting directors, agents, and managers are invited. Classes are limited to approximately 10 students. Private coaching available.

The Children's Acting Academy; Class Schedule
Tuesday: Creative Drama 4:00-5:00 pm (4-8y.o), Acting 5:00-6:30 pm (8 and up)
Thursday: Acting 4:30-6:00 pm (8 and up)
Friday: Acting 4:30-6:00 pm in New Rochelle
Saturday: Creative Drama 10:30-11:30 am (4-8 y.o) , Broadway Dance 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Acting 12:30-2:00 pm (8 & up)
Musical Theatre 2:30-4:00 pm



All NYC classes are held at Ripley-Grier Studios, 131 West 72nd Street

Do you want your child to learn acting and singing while working with industry pros and gaining performance experience? Whether you have a future star or just want your child to build confidence, The Children’s Acting Academy is designed for your child. CBS called us “One of the top 5 Broadway schools for kids in New York”.  We have been providing children with acting classes for more than 40 years. Our mix of professional acting training combined with individual instruction and performance opportunities offers your child the opportunity to grow in many ways.

We utilize the Stanislavski, Strasberg, Chekov and Meisner techniques to teach acting. Students learn to act moment to moment with honesty and passion. Concentration and relaxation are emphasized through sensory exercises and scripted work. Improvisation, speech and voice are emphasized during every class session. While acting and singing classes are done in groups, we reserve time to work with each child individually.

Your child will learn acting from the best in the business and get a chance to perform and have fun.

CHILDREN'S ACTING ACADEMY & COMPANY ALUM: OONA LAURENCE:  Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre for Matilda The Musical, Southpaw, upcoming live action Pete's Dragon


NYC DAY CAMP Program includes:

*Exposure to Professionals in the Fields of: Stage Combat, Voice Overs, Dancing, Singing, Sketch Comedy, Improv, Audition Monologues, and On Camera TV and Film Acting, etc.

*Trips to See Current Broadway Musicals and/or Drama. Television: Sitcoms, Commercials

*Business End of Show Biz: Pics/Resumes, Classes Taught By Agents, Managers, Casting Directors, And More!! *Creative Drama Program 4-8 year olds: All of the above plus Arts and Crafts, Theatre Games, Pantomime

*Every Thursday there will be an open classroom recital (barring extra field trips).

Monday - Thursday; 9am to 3pm

*early drop off & late pick up available

131 West 72nd Street, NYC 

(btwn Columbus & Amsterdam) 


$595 per week of Day Camp

*includes daily snack

*includes camp t-shirt

*includes all camp trips & 1 restaurant lunch

*includes show ticket

Each camp week is separate!


WEEK 1:  June 27-30 

WEEK 2: July 11th- July 14th

WEEK 3:  Jul 18th-21st

WEEK 4:  Jul 25th-28th

WEEK 5:  Aug 1st-4th 

WEEK 6: SLEEP AWAY @ POLLACE'S Aug 5th- 14th

WEEK 7: Aug 15th-18th 

Join us for ANY 2 weeks or more & receive $200-off your camp tuition!*

*Does not include sleep-away camp week 6.


Join The Children's Acting Academy for an UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER STOCK EXPERIENCE in the Catskills! This summer we'll be auditioning and performing: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Departing on August 5th and returning on August 14th, 2016. This year we'll be staying and performing at: POLLACE'S FAMILY RESORT. For those in the biz, Summer Stock is a way for performers to live and breathe theatre. The children will rehearse, play water tag, learn their musical score, go fishing, work on choreography, go bowling, have semi-private rehearsals inside & outside, swim in the pool or chill in the jacuzzi, take a spin in the go-karts, try your skills in the batting cage, create arts & crafts with the on-site art director, play mini golf, volley ball, basketball and perform a FULL PRODUCTION of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL with costumes & lighting AND have a bon fire with s'mores!

*Campers choose from the elaborate children's menu everyday for every meal! *Transportation from NYC & Westchester provided.*parents, family & friends invited to the final performance on August 13th, 2016!


PRICE of $1650 (After MAY 30th the price is $1,800.)