Online Acting Classes

In the online environment we are provided the opportunity to connect from any location and the ability to broaden and reimagine our creative workspace. Our virtual doors are open, not only to the professional actor or playwright, but to any serious beginner or aspiring artist.

HB Studio is pleased to offer a host of online acting classes (see offerings below).

Read about our online acting classes in The New York Times.

Attend the HB Virtual Open House – November 19th, 2020

New and interested students are invited to attend our virtual Open House on Thursday, November 19th, at 4pm ET.  Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis; if you are interested, please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Online Class Offerings

HB Studio offers a series of online classes and special-focus workshops. Classes are offered at Levels 1, 2, 3, and Studio Practice. Learn more about level placement.

With the exception of our Playwriting classes, all online classes are offered in two 5-week parts. Our online offerings include:

The HB Faculty is comprised of practicing theater artists: browse classes by teacher. To browse classes by day of week, view the class calendar.

Train with HB Studio From Any Location

All classes will be held online via Zoom. Train with HB Studio’s notable faculty and connect with a dedicated and supportive community of professional actors, playwrights, and directors, from wherever on the globe you happen to be.

All classes are held in Eastern Daylight Time (Eastern Standard Time starting Nov 1, 2020).

Classes Tailored to the Online Space

HB Studio will tailor its teaching and the topic to the virtual space, taking advantage of the medium’s unique creative possibilities. Please check each course page for more information on how teachers will conduct specific classes online.

Using Zoom

Those registered for online classes will be contacted via email with instructions on how to connect to your class via Zoom the day before the first session of the class. You will need a device (computer, laptop, phone, tablet) with an internet connection.

View this tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting.

For those using Zoom on their device for the first time, please review the system requirements and test your internet connection by joining a test meeting.

Before your class, please review our Zoom User Guide for Students

Audits & Registration Policies

We do not accept refunds, credits, withdrawals, or transfers after 24 hours before the first class, except in the case of serious illness or withdrawal for military service. Please take a moment to review HB Studio’s registration policies

We offer the opportunity for new and existing students to audit online classes in order to observe the instructor’s teaching style and the culture of the class before making the commitment to register. We encourage you to try virtual learning with us by auditing a class.

Financial Aid Available

HB Studio is committed to providing access to those with financial challenges. For artists that demonstrate talent and commitment but lack the means to study, HB Studio offers two types of financial aid opportunities: scholarships and work study.

Auditions and Prerequisites

AUDITIONS: Interested in our upper level classes? Audition & consult with a panel of HB’s faculty, or send in an online placement submission. For details and sign up info, visit Auditions & Prerequisites.

REEL SUBMISSIONS: Are you a working professional seeking a place to practice? Submit your reel for placement into our studio practice classes.