Schedule an Audition & Interview

We are currently holding auditions and interviews for Fall 2022

Attend an Open House

First admissions Open House on January 15

Studio Classes

Studio Classes are open for registration.

The Actors Conservatory is

a Resident Company at Portland Center Stage

Viewpoints Class

at the Annex Studio

See our Plans for 2021-22 page for COVID-19 related updates

Retirement Celebration & Fundraiser Honoring Beth Harper

We create artists.

Artists create art.

Art changes the world.

Become the artist, change the world.

Welcome to The Actors Conservatory, where we celebrate the process of discovering the actor in every person and the artist in every actor.

By becoming a serious student of acting, you are choosing a life in the living arts that will thrill, challenge and possibly even frighten you. At The Actors Conservatory, we surround you with mentors who will inspire you to rely on your impulses; challenge you to open your mind, heart and inner spirit; and explore with you what it means to be human.

Together we will take a journey that will give you the tools you need to excel as a professional actor. You will learn theory but more importantly, you will learn to transform theory into practice. This is the heart of all great actor training.

Beth Harper
Artistic Director & Founder

Studio Classes Announced

Whether you’re new to acting, a working professional, a playwright, patron, or theater lover, the Studio Program offers a wide range of dynamic classes designed to meet your interests and needs.

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We are holding interviews and auditions for the Two Year Conservatory program.

Because performance opportunities have dwindled for so many artists, there has never been a better time to focus on your training! We will have partial or full tuition relief grants available for all eligible students.

Anti-Racism Statement

August 1, 2020

The Board of Directors and staff of The Actors Conservatory are saddened and outraged by the injustice and violence perpetrated toward our black and brown brothers and sisters in our country and around the world.

The killings of George Floyd and others in the recent past have brought long-standing, systemic racism and years of oppression into stark focus.

It is our responsibility to look deeply at our curriculum, staffing, faculty and board to make sure that the values stated in our equity initiative are not just ideas in theory but rooted in action that moves us forward into a more just and equitable world. We will be instituting changes to our curriculum that will incorporate anti-racist pedagogy and foster discussions in our classrooms. In all that we do, professionally and personally, we commit to abide by love and not by hate. We are dedicated to arts education for all and to the advancement of social justice themes in our entire body of work.

In the words of Paul Robeson, “As an artist, I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.” And as Shirley Chisholm said, “America has the laws and the material resources it takes to ensure justice for all its people. What it lacks is the heart.” We have the heart and must have the will to make change happen.

The Actors Conservatory is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). When you enroll in a NAST-accredited program you are assured that your tuition is an investment that meets nationally academic, financial and administrative standards. By attending a nationally accredited institution eligible students may receive federal financial aid funds including grants, student loans and work study.