Train in the Center of American Theatre
The moment you arrive at our New York City campus the excitement and energy will inspire your passion to perform. With Broadway, Lincoln Center, Times Square, Central Park, countless galleries, museums, and a vibrant multicultural arts and entertainment scene all at your doorstep, The Academy’s historic location puts you right in the middle of everything there is to love about the Big Apple.
Feature film and television crews dot the streets by day and each night the biggest names on Broadway light up the stage. Around the clock, you will be surrounded with the best the city has to offer.
Inside Our Historic Campus
Set in Madison Avenue’s landmark Colony Club building in Midtown Manhattan, our campus encompasses six full stories of classrooms, rehearsal halls, dance studios, dressing rooms, costume and prop departments, a production workshop, a student lounge, and an expansive library designed to serve the specific needs of acting students. Plus, our media studios are equipped with the latest video, lighting and editing systems—everything you need for exceptional on-camera training.
Another notable feature is our collection of impressive theatres that offer a variety of training and performance opportunities. Our 169-seat proscenium theatre, 164-seat thrust theatre and 103-seat arena-style theatre are all used for classes, rehearsals and full-scale productions.
From top to bottom, our New York campus is ideally outfitted for you to grow and succeed as a working actor.
What Makes Our New York Campus Exceptional
The Lester Martin Theatre is a 103-seat Arena-style Theatre
A Fully Equipped On-camera Video Studio
Sixth Floor Reception Area for Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Housing and Academic Services
A Campus Tour Highlighting Our Historical Archives Donated Memorabilia
Expansive Costumes and Props Department with Thousands of Items for Student Productions
The Jason Robards Student Lounge Located on the Fifth Floor Includes WiFi and Rehearsal Space
A Specialized Movement and Dance Studio with Views Overlooking Madison Avenue
The Mannie Greenfield Theatre is a 169-seat Proscenium Theatre
The Historic Grand Lobby
The Mary MacArthur Theatre is a 164-seat Thrust Theatre
Backstage in the Tech Booth at a Company Rehearsal
Two Story Academic Library Donated by CBS Television – Upper Level Featured in Photo
Student Housing at The Academy House
The New York campus is pleased to offer an ideal student housing experience at The Academy House. Located right next door to The Academy’s campus building, The Academy House features 12 floors of loft-style facilities, from private and shared furnished bedroom suites to lounges and rehearsal spaces that enable students to find community and bond like family. You’ll feel confident in the safety of 24-hour security, and enjoy the convenience of modern kitchens and a 24-hour deli.Learn More