CLASS & FEE STRUCTURE

FEES

Class is $200/month 

  • 2 Classes per Week**

  • You will work EVERY class

Plus:

  • Free make-up classes (arranged with instructor)

  • Free Online Voice & Speech Class

CLASS

Playhouse West has been training actors, directors, and writers in Los Angeles for forty years.  Our students have gone on to achieve success at all levels of the Industry, from Academy Award nominees, to Golden Globe & Emmy winners.  From film producers to TV show creators.  Our actors regular star in film, television and Broadway. 

 

Students at each branch of the school are considered full members of Playhouse West.

Classes are ongoing and can be entered into at any time during the month. Membership is on a month-to-month basis. The monthly fee is due on the first class of each month.

LOCATION

1218 Wallace Street,

Philadelphia, PA 19123

 

USE SIDE ENTRANCE! 

 

Please Enter & Exit through Backstage Entrance along the left side of the building. There is a Daycare on the first floor, and we may not enter in front.

 

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. 

 

You may not be able to get into the building once class has begun.

 

PARKING: Wallace Street has only 2 hour parking on weekdays until 6:30 p.m., but there is free parking on 12th & 13th Streets, also on Melon Street & 12 Street, Marvine Street, Fairmont Avenue and Brown Street. The studio is also easily accessed by public transportation.  We are only a few blocks from the Broad Street line at either Spring Garden or Fairmont Avenue.

“I didn’t know anything about acting until I attended Playhouse West. I had so much fun there, and learned the variables to solve any equation that might be given to me in a script.” 

 

Ashley Judd

ALL POTENTIAL STUDENTS MUST FIRST AUDIT A CLASS

Appointment is Required.   Audit is free. 

Registration form is at the bottom of this page.

Auditing an entire class is REQUIRED because we want you to see and experience how our classes are run and how we train people.   Membership is granted on the basis of an interview with Tony Savant, Director, or Associate Instructor, Ed Aristone.   The interviews are brief and take place immediately after the audit.

 

**In Philadelphia we accept students as young as 14, however anyone under 18 or still in high school must be accompanied by a parent when they audit and interview.

There are currently 5 classes available to audit in Philadelphia.

Daytime

Tuesdays & Thursdays

@ 12:00 pm - 3 pm

Evening

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

@6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Any questions will be answered at the time of your audit.  Our classes are three hours in length. ​

 

You will be auditing a multi-level class, where some students will be doing the Intermediate or Advanced level work, including scenes or other advanced exercises, while other students will be doing the Level I work.  Level I, or the beginning level, is the fundamental technique level of the work where all new students begin.  The students at this step will have either just started their training or may have been working with us for several weeks or months. 

 

The exercises and scenes you will observe have at their root two clear guidelines: (1) acting is more instinctive than intellectual, and (2) it is vital for the actor to connect with his working partner.  These basic principles are emphasized and trained into the actor in various ways until they become habit.

 

As the actor moves through the program there is progressively more scene work, accompanied by advanced exercises, public “Scene Presentations”, participation in Playhouse West theatrical productions, and/or work in the many film projects that use our acting company.

AUDIT PLAYHOUSE WEST-PHILADELPHIA

Playhouse West is a safe place to train!  We are pleased to report that since returning to in-studio classes on July 1, 2020, we have had zero Covid-19 transmissions from within our school.  With over 95% of our students, and 100% of staff fully vaccinated, we no longer require masks.