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Top 10 acting classes in Meriden, CT

Students agree: these Meriden acting classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Diana Moller-Marino

Diana Moller-Marino

6 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Meriden, CT
Shannon F. says, "Diana and I met through in December 2021. Over the course of a year, I felt much more confident in my abilities as an actor: Speaking with specific intention, appropriately “filling” the space around me. Safely tapping into my character’s vulnerabilities without damaging my instrument; and feeling empowered to take risks, knowing Diana provided a safe space to “fail”. Diana was an incredible resource and confidant through the URTAs/MFA audition process. From our initial discussion about MFA programs, to helping me select audition monologues, finalizing applications, virtual coaching sessions… Diana was tremendous. I am proud to say I am now pursuing my MFA, Acting from Columbia University! I am so thankful for Diana’s expertise, honesty and generosity. Our time together has allowed me to see myself and the world around me much more clearly, catapulting my growth as an actor and human. Shannon Fish Columbia University MFA Acting Co 2026" Read more
Lisa’s Performance Coaching

Lisa’s Performance Coaching

Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
39+ years in business
Serves Meriden, CT
Darla A. says, "She has vast knowledge and experience in the industry; offers great tips and advice ; is approachable; a dynamic instructor. " Read more
Oddfellows Playhouse

Oddfellows Playhouse

New on Lessons
3 hires on Lessons
49+ years in business
Serves Meriden, CT
Oddfellows Playhouse promotes the growth of young people -- in skills, knowledge and self-confidence -- through the performing arts. Since 1975 Oddfellows has been giving central Connecticut young people ages 3 - 20 the opportunity to learn and perform theater, circus, dance, music and visual arts in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Oddfellows Playhouse is a non-profit organization which is commited to accesibility and social justice; no one is turned away becuase of inability to pay.

Your Acting Classes questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do acting classes cost?

Acting classes cost $25 to $65 per hour on average for group classes or $50 to $150+ per hour to hire a private acting coach. Prices vary depending on where you live and the instructor's experience and reputation. Acting studios that offer ongoing weekly classes typically charge $150 to $350 per month.

Acting courses and workshops can cost as little as $200 to as much as $2,800+, depending on the content, number of sessions, and the instructor's demand. Some acting workshops are short, 1- or 2-day intensive classes focusing on one aspect of the industry, while other programs last 4 to 8 weeks and cover several topics, methods, and techniques.

Most studios offer a free trial class so you can get a feel for the teaching style and decide if it's right for you.

Are online acting classes worth it?

Online acting classes are worth it if you want to pursue acting and are unable to attend acting classes in person. With online video calling platforms like Zoom and Skype, you can now study acting with the best in the industry from the comfort of your own home! Many reputable acting coaches—including those right here on Lessons—now offer online acting classes and teach the same methods and techniques that they teach in the studio. 

Do you need acting classes to become an actor?

You technically don't need acting classes to become an actor. However, acting classes can help you gain confidence, learn new methods and techniques, analyze scenes and scripts, and build new industry connections and relationships. Acting classes can also teach you about the business side of acting, which is as important as acting itself.

How long do acting classes take?

Acting class length varies depending on the studio and the type of class. Some studios have 2-hour classes, while others have classes lasting 3 to 5 hours. Depending on the location, acting classes may be offered in several formats, such as ongoing weekly classes, weekend intensive workshops, and training programs that can run anywhere from 2 to 8+ weeks.

What skills do you need to be an actor?

While the necessary skillset varies depending on the type of acting you pursue (think Broadway theater vs. TV commercials vs. film), all actors need a broad range of skills to portray the expressions and emotions of a character so effectively that they temporarily transport the audience to a world where the actor is indeed that character. This often involves:

  • Memorizing lines and stage cues
  • Analyzing scripts and scenes
  • Developing a character's emotions and physical expressions
  • Working with other actors, directors, and production crews
  • Adapting to unexpected changes and situations
  • Speaking clearly and adjusting one's voice to align with the character
  • Learning and developing different acting methods and techniques
  • Being comfortable in front of an audience or camera

Reviews for Meriden acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Meriden area.
Todd V.
Diana has been an amazing acting teacher and has helped build a solid foundation for my goals. She has helped to develop my range as well as show me how to approach characters and scenes to increase audition success. Highly recommend.
Diana Moller-Marino
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