at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

Fall Classes start September 19. Both In-Person and Online Classes are offered.


Buy 2 classes for $598 and get one FREE with promo code B2G1CL

Buy 3 classes for $897 and get two FREE with promo code B3G2CL

Class Time: 6:45–9:15 p.m. ET, once a week for six weeks

Location: All In-Person Classes will be taught at STC’s Rehearsal Studios at 516 8th Street SE. All Online Classes take place ONLINE AT

COVID-19 UPDATE, August 18:

Classes at STC will take place both in person and online for the fall sessions. Our STC Teaching Artists have adapted their curriculum to successfully reach students in an online format with no more than 1216 students.

HEALTH AND SAFETY for In-Person Classes:
All students must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated in order to attend in-person classes at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Shakespeare Theatre Company accepts the following methods for proving vaccination, which must be presented along with a photo ID:

Students who need a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (weekly), which must be presented along with a photo ID.

Masks are optional for staff and students. Students should bring at least one face mask with them to class in case it is needed. STC reserves the right to require mask wearing of its staff and students and will communicate changes in policy promptly to everyone.

Email us at with any questions. See scholarship application information below if you need further-reduced tuition.

Join our family of artists and educators by taking Classes at STC!

All of our classes are taught by working theatre professionals, award-winning actors, and STC artists and staff. When you take a theatre or acting class at STC, you have access to the most successful and generous theatre artists in D.C. whether you receive individual feedback in an acting lesson, have a conversation during a break, or make a professional connection over email.

Explore the schedule below for classes covering a range of subjects including acting lessons for beginners, advanced topics for working actors, and theatre craft such as playwriting and directing. In addition, STC offers Acting for Business Professionals focusing on presentation and communication skills.

Find professional development opportunities for your entire staff.

Classes are for students 18 and older only. Classes for Youth and Teens can be found here.