Master Acting Classes

The Shakespeare Theatre Company offers both extended six-week courses and one-day workshops on a range of subjects including acting for beginners, advanced topics for working actors, and theatre craft such as costuming and playwriting. In addition, STC offers specialized classes for business professionals, focusing on presentation and communication skills.

All of our classes are taught by working professionals, award-winning actors and veterans of the STC stage. Past faculty includes Naomi Jacobson, Nancy Robinette, Gregory Wooddell, Mark Jaster, and many others.

Classes are held weeknights from 6:45 – 9:15 p.m. for six sessions and meet at the Shakespeare Theatre Rehearsal Studios, located at 507 or 516 Eighth Street SE (unless otherwise listed). The studios are two blocks from Eastern Market Metro (Orange, Blue and Silver Lines). Limited permit and metered street parking is also available.

Classes are for students 18 and older only. Click here for Acting Classes for Teens.

If you have any questions you can call our Education Department at 202.547.5688 or email


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