at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

Fall Classes start September 13. Both In Person and Online Classes are offered.


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

NEW: All students will receive 2 tickets per Class registration to any show in STC’s 2021/22 Season*

*Subject to availability, some restrictions apply.

COVID-19 UPDATE, August 19:

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. We will be offering online Classes at STC at a reduced rate of $199.

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. Students who need a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief, and children under the age of 12, will require proof of a negative COVID-19 test (each week classes are held) in order to be allowed entrance.

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, which must be presented along with a photo ID.

Students with one of the above accommodations who are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result must have proof of a PCR test taken within 48 hours of the class start time or an antigen test taken the same day of the class. At home tests will not be accepted. Proof will be accepted in the following forms:

  • Physical negative test result
  • Email from a test provider
  • App verifying negative test

Children under 12 must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (once weekly for classes held two days per week) and a parent or legal guardian to confirm their identity.

Masks are required for all in-person classes students, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn at all times, except when actively eating or drinking in designated areas.

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 Affiliated 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.