at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

The next session of Fall Classes ONLINE begins November 2.

TUITION FOR ALL ONLINE CLASSES IS NOW ONLY $149 (less than $10 per hour of instruction)

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

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


COVID-19 UPDATE: Classes at STC Continue Online:

With all public spaces temporarily closed, Classes at STC will take place online. Our STC Teaching Artists have adapted their curriculum to successfully reach students in an online format with no more than 1216 students. Although we look forward to reopening our spaces soon, in the meantime, since we believe theatre provides an essential place for creativity, learning, and human connection, and since our artists and educators depend on your continued engagement for their livelihoods, we will be offering Classes at STC online at a reduced rate of $149.

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

All of our classes are taught by working 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 join us for one of our social events throughout the year.

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 costuming and playwriting. 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.

Watch a reading of a play developed in one of our Playwriting classes!