Adult Acting ​& Playwriting Classes

More than 40 years ago, members of SCR’s theatre company designed an actor training program for the Orange County community. The Adult Conservatory was established with the mission to create classes that would be fun—for people of every age and ability. Today’s Adult Conservatory includes classes in playwriting, musical theatre, and there’s a larger variety of acting choices that enable students to arrange their own curriculum, based on interest and skill.
Adult Acting Classes
Taught by a faculty of theatre professionals in SCR's state of the art Education Center.

Winter: ​Jan. ​22 - Mar. 19, 201​8
Spring: Apr. ​2 - May 2​2, 201​​8
Summer: Jun. ​19 - Aug. ​7, 201​8

Classes are offered four times a year with a cost of $3​1​5 for 8 weeks.

If you register 10 days before the session begins, you will receive a $​20 discount for early registration. Most classes are offered every session bu​t can not be guaranteed.

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New to Acting?

Those with no acting experience who would like to check out a class will find this is just the place for personal growth and development, whether polishing communication skills, overcoming shyness or just gaining a little spontaneity in their lives.  There’s no pressure; it’s all about relaxing and enjoying the acting experience—and making new friends along the way.

Some Acting Experience?

Most students find they have gained confidence in their first acting class and want to try another session.  Others with previous acting experience may just want to hone their skills. For these students, it’s time to move on to the next level or maybe add a little music, film or improv to the mix.

Serious about Acting?

At this stage, serious students have the opportunity to repeat a favorite class or go on to the most advanced level—which will complete their training in the adult program. Then, with a solid acting foundation and belief in their talent, they may choose to audition for SCR’s Acting Intensive Program for career-minded actors.

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Musical Theatre

If you can speak, you can sing! SCR's Musical Theatre class offers an approach to the repertoire of Broadway song from the standpoint of the actor—how to act a song, not just sing it. Approach songs as if they’re musical monologues and find new techniques of expression, relaxation and freedom. Students from all levels of musical experience are welcome.

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Almost everyone has an idea that would make a great script This is the place to learn the ingredients that go into a dramatic story, starting at the beginning with an introduction to playwriting skills and advancing through the program—with the goal of finishing a full-length play.

Classes meet weekly at Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, which has been at the forefront of theatre in America for more than 50 years. The Theatre Conservatory and its staff of professional working artists have been an integral part of SCR from the theatre's start, with the goals of laying a strong training foundation and enriching the lives of all its students.

Do you ​have questions or would you like to register by phone?
Please call the Education Office at (714) 708-5510