Theatre of Arts is the preeminent actor training program on the West Coast. We are the longest running Acting School in Los Angeles, with a tradition of excellence stretching all the way back to 1927. Our conservatory program is specifically designed for the needs of today’s working actor.
Combining classical techniques with contemporary styles, Theatre of Arts’ world-class faculty delivers the most complete and rigorous training available today. TOA faculty is comprised of working professionals and their current industry expertise affords students top notch training along with invaluable insight into the constantly evolving entertainment industry.
Located in the heart of Hollywood, Theatre of Arts has produced some of the finest film and TV actors in history. Our alumni have garnered 28 OSCARS, 48 GOLDEN GLOBES and 26 STARS on the HOLLYWOOD WALK of FAME. With more to come on the horizon.
Our commitment to truthfulness in front of the camera is second to none. Over the course of the program, TOA students take a multitude of on-camera classes designed to provide them with the highest level of comfort, craft and skill in the industry.
From day one, TOA students are exposed to the highest levels of professionalism and integrity. Throughout the course of the program they will participate numerous on-stage productions, on-camera scenes, voice-overs, and many more performance opportunities, often times in the presence of Casting Directors, Agents, Managers, Producers, Directors and other Entertainment Industry Professionals.
Training students from around the world for successful careers in film, television, and theater since 1927.
Centrally located in the heart of Hollywood, Theatre of Arts- College for The Contemporary Actor is the longest continuously operating acting school in Los Angeles.
Theatre of Arts introduces new Short Course – “How To Write Your Own Big Break” with acclaimed screenwriter Steven BagatourianJuly 9, 2015 · 0 Comments
In today’s hypercompetitive multimedia climate, it’s rare for actors to be cast in roles that showcase the full range of their unique gifts. Many actors have become disillusioned waiting for that “dream part” to come along and today’s landscape requires taking more initiative than ever before. Steve Bagatourian’s “How To Write Your Own Big Break”
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Beauty, Fashion, & Editorial Hair and Makeup artist Kelli Zehnder.July 15, 2014 · 1 Comments
While larger theatre groups or film/tv productions will often have an ‘on-staff’ stage/set makeup artist, it’s not unusual for you to be expected to do your own makeup if you’re performing in a smaller group or production. In some cases, a makeup artist may ‘design’ the look for your production, and you will then be
Theatre of Arts Richard Tatum to direct ‘Gluttony Lost His Appetite’ at Acting Out! Ink Fest 2015.September 20, 2012 · 4 Comments
Theatre of Arts voice over and rehearsal production instructor Richard Tatum is directing the comedy – ‘Gluttony Lost His Appetite’ by Audrey Ryan (Friday at 5pm and Saturday at 9:30pm) at the 2015 ‘Acting Out! Ink Fest’: A Festival of Female Playwrights’. The weekend-long celebration hosted by the 2Cents Theatre Group (a sponsored non-profit artistic