Study in the heart of American theatre
The Academy's acting school in New York is right on Madison Avenue, in a landmark building designed by acclaimed architect Stanford White. The six story structure has classrooms, rehearsal halls, dance studios, dressing rooms, a prop department and production workshop, a costume department, a library and a student lounge. Three theatres a 169-seat proscenium theatre, a 164-seat thrust-stage theatre and an arena-style theater seating 103 are used for classes and rehearsals as well as full productions.
The library is designed to serve the specific needs of those studying acting. It houses a comprehensive collection of books, scripts, plays, musical scores, video and audio tapes, plus a variety of reference materials on every aspect of theatre. In addition, the library contains a language/speech lab, listening and viewing stations for audio tapes, videos, DVDs, and CDs as well as computers with internet access.
And then there's New York City, home to the country's most vibrant arts and theatre scene; with galleries, museums, Lincoln Center, Broadway shows and countless Off Broadway productions playing year round. In recent years, New York has also become home to an increasing number of film productions and New York-based television series. On any given day, regular New Yorkers are co-existing with film and television crews on streets and in neighborhoods all over the city.
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