Acting Schools in Atlanta


The best acting schools in Atlanta GA are not only at the colleges and universities, but at take place at theater companies and private coaches. Atlanta is one of few cities in the US that has a permanent, professional company in all major performing arts. You will find ballet, music, opera, and theater companies throughout the area.

A Broadway theatre production at the Fox Theatre downtown is considered a common occurrence.

The different theater groups you will find include:

  • The internationally-known Center for Puppetry Arts.
  • Theatrical Outfit.
  • Seven Stages Theater.
  • Horizon Theater Company.
  • The Improv group Dad's Garage.
  • Actor's Express.
  • Shakespeare Tavern.

Film Festivals in Atlanta

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Atlanta Film Festival - This is an Academy Award qualifying, international film festival held every April. It showcases diverse independent films.

Other film festivals include:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Peachtree Village International Film Festiva
  • Atlanta Asian Film Festival
  • Out on Film gay film festival
  • Independent Film Month
  • Atlanta Film Festival 365
  • Atlanta Underground Film Festiva
  • Atlanta Docufest
  • Buried Alive Horror Film Fest

Acting Schools in Atlanta

The Company Acting Studio - Offers classes for adults and kids of all ages.

500 D-1 Amsterdam Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 607-1626


Emory College - Founded in 1982, Theater Studies and Theater Emory make up a collaborative whole. they offer majors and minor in most performing arts disciplines.

201 Dowman Drive.
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
(404) 727-6123


Mercer University - The program teaches communication, drama, and theatre students. 3 campus locations.

3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341-4115


Oglethorpe University - This school has been offering performing arts degrees for decades in Atlanta. It is considered by some as one of the top Atlanta colleges when it comes to the arts.

4484 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 261-1441


The Professional Actor's Studio - They offer acting classes and workshops that prepare students for auditions, monologues, Improv, and cold reading focusing on commercials, film, TV, and theatre.

2849 Piedmont Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 943-1873


Savannah Art College of Design - SCAD offers programs in Atlanta and Savannah. The programs include: Building Arts, Communications, Design, Fashion, Film, Fine Arts, Foundation Studies, and Liberal Arts.


Village Theatre - They offer a 5 level training program in both short and long form Improv.

349 Decatur St.Suite L
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 688-8858

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