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Top 10 acting classes in Richmond, VA

Students agree: these Richmond acting classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Acting And Performance Coaching

Acting And Performance Coaching

5.0(2)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Richmond, VA
Christina C. says, "Ty (Christian) is wonderful with my daughter and has taught her many useful tools she’ll need in order to pursue her dream of voice acting. He has helped her to gain the confidence to reach out and audition for her first small role (which she landed!) and we’re hoping it will lead to many more! I can’t say enough good things about him and I’m so thankful we found him!!" Read more
James Taylor Studios

James Taylor Studios

New on Lessons
4 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Richmond, VA
I am dedicated to the training of singers and actors and the the growth of self-assured performers, teaching with a proven technique. www.jamestaylorstudios.com James Taylor, M.M. (Yale), is an internationally celebrated tenor. At home in opera, concert, recital, and musical theatre, he has appeared with numerous opera companies, symphonies, and theatres, including the New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Gottigen Handel Festspiele, and the Nederlandse Reisopera. He has given recitals in the US, Europe, and Asia, and has appeared in leading roles in musicals. In his earlier roles as baritone, Mr. Taylor performed the title roles in Il B...
Orion Entertainment

Orion Entertainment

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Richmond, VA
Orion entertainment offers a full development process for actors. From coaching, audition tapes, film reels and access to affordable and professional headshot artists.
Acting, Diction And Audition Artist

Acting, Diction And Audition Artist

5.0(2)
Offers online services
18 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Richmond, VA
Robert D. says, "Jeff challenges you to look deeper into the intentions of characters and draw out the inner emotions they might be holding due to all kinds of factors. His teaching methods have really energized me to learn as much as I can about the VO craft." Read more
HATTheatre

HATTheatre

5.0(4)
2 hires on Lessons
31+ years in business
Serves Richmond, VA
Fran H. says, "Just wish it had lasted a little longer. Most enjoyable." Read more
GreenSpring International Academy Of Music

GreenSpring International Academy Of Music

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Richmond, VA
Brad S. says, "They are easy to work with and have excellent experienced teachers. " Read more
Acting For The Camera

Acting For The Camera

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Richmond, VA
"Congratulations! You have an audition!" As actors, we live for those opportunities. But then the reality sets in... "Oh no! How do I film this audition in the next 24 hours!?" As a professional working Actor, Teacher, and Director, I understand the importance of wanting to focus on the performance, but that's impossible to do when you're rigging up lights, rearranging furniture, chasing your dog out of your room, etc. Leave the taping services up to me, so that you can focus on having the best audition possible! Your taping session includes coaching, filming, editing, and I even upload the tape for you, plus I'll send you a copy of yo...

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 Richmond acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Richmond area.
Lucille S.
Christion Ty Edwards is professional, kind and a courteous instructor. I also appreciate his flexibility, patience and his willingness to help in any area needed.
Acting and Performance Coaching
Larry S.
Requested that he helped me get ready for graduate school. And I worked with him and not only did he give acting lessons and work on my audition pieces. He also gave me advice on how to get a graduate assistantship so hopefully they would pay for most of school. Sence working with him I started this fall with an assistantship due to his advice and now my graduate school is costing almost nothing. I would also recommend him to high school students who are looking to get into programs for acting. I cannot recommend him enough for how much he helped me, and how relaxing it was, it was a great experience.
Acting, Diction and Audition Artist
Greg B.
We saw the Bill W. & Dr. Bob show tonight ! WOW !!!! Wonderful !
HATTheatre
Amy R.
Gave lessons as a gift. The staff is very helpful and quick to respond to questions.
GreenSpring International Academy of Music
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