Theater & Acting Programs

More than a school, HB is a studio: a workplace for the teaching and practice of the dramatic arts, where you take charge of your own artistic development. Our offerings support the ongoing development of actors, playwrights and directors at all stages of their careers. If you are a theater artist with serious intent, we have a theater program that is right for you. Our main programs are:

Weekly Classes

Professional studio classes for actors, playwrights and directors. Take one class at a time or create your own part-time or full-time program …learn more

Full-Time Programs at The Uta Hagen Institute

The place to immerse yourself in Uta Hagen’s practical approach to acting …learn more. Offering three intensive programs:

Short-Term Workshops

In addition to our regular schedule of weekly classes, we offer short-term skill-building workshops throughout the year, each with a special focus …learn more

International Student Program

International F-1 visa students have three options for participating at HB Studio: Either The Hagen Core Training or The Hagen Summer Intensive, which offer an integrated progressive curriculum of essential classes; or, for those who prefer a more flexible option, design your own full-time program from the Studio’s weekly classes. …learn more



HB offers six two-month Rehearsal Space Residencies each year for the development of creative projects. Applications are accepted each fall …learn more

Public Events

HB Studio hosts regular no-to-low-cost public events in our HB Playwrights Theatre. Events include Performance Lab productions, the “People Who Make Theater” public talk series, staged readings of new plays, full play productions, and more …view current events