The Best Acting Classes for Kids in Los Angeles!

Acting classes teach kids to adapt to changing situations, and help them get past their stage fright. Their confidence will grow and the kids will be able to participate more in group activates. Acting classes for kids can also provide your kids with the skills needed to overcome public speaking. Here is a list of some of the best acting classes in Los Angeles that we have found just for you.

Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th Street.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 394-9779

The Playhouse Theatre holds year-round theatre workshops, classes, and camps. It combines the fun and excitement of working as a team to create and perform a brand new play with the joy and fulfillment of a dynamic, creative, arts-oriented environment in which working actors share their love of the craft with young people in all stages of development. The unique hands-on method, structured so that each child can be successful, ignites students' passion for arts appreciation and self-expression in a manner unprecedented in the world of theatre arts education.

Joshua LeBar Studios

4554 Cartwright Ave.

N. Hollywood, CA 91602

(818) 505-3123

Joshua LeBar Studios is professional acting program that accepts youth actors from ages 8-18. The studio focuses on film and television acting techniques, and all classes are taught by successful working actors. They teach both audition technique and scene work at the studio. The studio has helped hundreds of actor book parts on network television and feature films. They help parents navigating the best path for their young actors, and assist with representation and marketing, and also help to make everything "acting related" less overwhelming. The fundamentals class is $220 a month and the advanced class is $250 a month. Classes meet once a week for 4 weeks.

The Beachwood Children's Theatre Company

6125 Carlos Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 496-9989

The Beachwood Children's Theatre Company provides children the opportunity to explore, create, and connect their experiences to theatre in a dynamic and nurturing environment. The professional theatre artists help develop children with an interest in drama and the performing arts. They offer a variety of theatre workshops in the Beachwood Canyon Community. It is a great way for children to learn, have fun, and gain valuable skills in theatre arts. The approach is developmentally age-appropriate.​

Kids On Stage

2627 Pico Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 314-0035

Founded in 1987, KOS is a community of professional artists and experienced educators designed for all levels novice to advanced. Curriculum is empowering, age-appropriate and non-competitive. Your kids will work with a theater professional who inspire your kids to discover their own voice. Every kid has an opportunity to shine. Programs offered are musical theater, teen programs, creative dramatics, comedy improv, glee, Shakespeare, and more.

Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts

8115 W. 3rd St.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

(323) 655-9232

YADA has been offering comprehensive theatrical training to youth in Los Angeles for 21 years. YADA offers a safe and exciting environment in which students can learn, grow, and enrich their lives while practicing the skills of theatrical performance. Classes are delineated based on age and ability. They offer classes for kids as young as 3 years old to 17 years old. YADA instructors are trained and dedicated to providing each student with a sense of emotional maturity and self-confidence, while at the same time giving them a quality theatrical experience.

3-2-1 Acting Studios

3131 Foothill Blvd.

La Cresenta, CA 91214

(818) 248-5602

3-2-1 Acting Studios is a premier acting school with acting classes in Los Angeles for kids, teens, and young adults. The acting studio offers agent-recommended, on-camera acting training for young actors of all experience levels. The signature program at 3-2-1 Acting Studio has helped hundreds of students achieve agency representation and showbiz success. At 3-2-1-, they help students gain confidence and learn to shine!

Joy Comedy Theater

14366 Ventura Blvd., 2nd Floor

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423


Joy Theatre is a specially designed blend of improv, sketch, musical, cirque, and stunt comedy created to help kids of all ages and abilities. Through teamwork, love and laughter, in a safe, creative, and fun environment in a working theatre, your kids learn and perform all aspects of “what it takes” to put on a live theatrical show. From the shyest of children to the class clown who needs a venue, your kids find a second home on the stage.

LA Connection Comedy Theatre

3435 W. Magnolia

Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 710-1320 Ext. 2

At LAC Kids, classes are designed to help your child overcome their inhibitions and let their creativity shine. The directors introduce the children to confidence and skill-building exercises that include: characters, accents, space work, staging, music, stage combat, presentation, team-building, trust, support, cooperation, listening, and spontaneity.

​Gray Studios On Broadway

5250 Vineland Ave.

North Hollywood, CA 91601


Gray Studios offers musical theatre programs, featuring a musical theatre performance class, group vocal classes, and dance classes. Students explore in-depth a new musical each month, giving them the opportunity to learn about all genres and styles.

​Studio LOL

12434 Moorpark St.

Studio City, CA 91604


The just-for-fun improv comedy classes for kids at Studio LOL are the greatest thing the people of Studio City have ever seen! The mission at Studio LOL is to share all the benefits of improv comedy training with regular ol' every day kids. The majority of our student body takes class simply because it's fun! All are welcome. Introverts, extroverts, beginners, pros, class clowns and even class misfits will feel right at home.

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