Looking for an acting school in Seattle that’s open to beginners, but also has classes for more experienced actors?
Seattle Acting Institute is an independent program based in Seattle, Washington. Our focus is on providing high-quality training and instruction at an affordable tuition. Most of our classes are for adults 17 and older.
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- Our acting and improv classes meet at Phinney Neighborhood Center (near Green Lake in north Seattle).
- Our Stand-Up Comedy classes meet at several different Comedy Clubs in the greater Seattle area.
- Our Voice Acting classes meet online, but we’ll also be offering some in-person voice classes soon.
This introductory workshop is a great place to start learning about acting and developing your acting skills — whether you’ve done a some acting in the past, or are brand new and never acted before.
We’ll do some games and group exercises, learn how to breathe and project our voices, perform some short scenes and skits and do some improv. In the first class... See dates, times and course description
In this class, students will learn how to bring a script to life by exploring their character’s motivation. Techniques such as emotional recall and sense memory will be used to help students connect with their character’s thoughts and feelings. Exercises will include… See dates, times and course description
One of the things that’s really fun about acting is that it’s a chance to step out of ourselves and usual ways of “being” in the world. This class is all about creating different character types and archetypes. You’ll learn how to use your voice, posture, and attitude to create several different distinct and believable characters. By the fourth… See dates, times and course description
In this class, students will learn how to express emotions more naturally and easily on stage or in front of a camera. Techniques such as emotional preparation and relaxation exercises will be used to help students become more comfortable with their emotions. See dates, times and course description
“Acting in a 48 Hour Movie” is a fun hands-on class where students will work together to create a short film from start to finish in just two days – then entering it in a competition and watching it in a Seattle theater! We’ll have two quick intro meetings, then… See dates, times and course description
This workshop is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in acting. Students will learn how to prepare for an audition, choose the right material, and deliver a memorable performance. Exercises include performing short monologues, cold reads and warm reads, and mock auditions. The instructor will… See dates, times and course description
In this class, students will learn the elements of independent filmmaking, from analyzing a short script and planning your shots, to lighting the actors and recording good audio. A good intro for… See dates, times and course description
This fun, introductory Seattle improv class is all about learning the art of improvisational acting. Students will learn how to think on their feet, trust their impulses, develop characters, and create stories seemingly out of mid-air. Exercises include improv games, skits, listening and responding, and more. See dates, times and course description
More improv games, skits and exercises! See dates, times and course description
A fun class for actors who would like to get experience acting in a short film and get some footage for their actor reel. We’ll have two brainstorming sessions, then… See dates, times and course description
Fun times! We’ll make a horror film and enter it in a 48 hour competition – then watch it in a theater! See dates, times and course description
Looking for a Seattle screenwriting class for beginning and intermediate writers? In this fun, focused, four week introductory class, you’ll be introduced to the essentials of screenwriting, practice writing short scenes and complete (very short) scripts, and get the chance to workshop and receive helpful feedback on your writing. See dates, times and course description
Doing stand-up is on your bucket list! Whether you’re 21 or 101, it’s time to do it. Three fun practice classes, then a performance night! See dates, times and course description
A follow up to our 101 class! Fine-tune your act, and get individualized help and consultation. See dates, times and course description
A hands-on introduction to the craft of voiceover acting. See dates, times and course description
A follow up to our Voice Over 101 class! See dates, times and course description