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Oct 16

The Acting Center 10th Anniversary Party

The Acting Center 10th Anniversary Party - November 5th, 2016 8pm


The Acting Center’s 10th Anniversary party!

A few of the bazillion characters will come to life on stage.

Good food, music and merrymaking after the show.


Saturday November 5th, 2016

Show starts at 8pm.


14801 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA  91403


Oct 16

Happy Hallowscene

Happy Hallowscene - October 21 2016 - The Acting Center


A night of Halloween-Inspired Performances from our scene study classes.

Friday Night, October 21st. Performance time: 8pm

Come in costume if you dare!

Admission $5

At The Acting Center: 14801 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


Sep 16

The Commercial Intensive With Eric Matheny

The Commercial Intensive with Eric Matheny - Nov 7-18, 2016

The most effective  commercial workshops in LA by one of the most successful commercial actors in Hollywood. In the last year alone, Eric has booked over 36 spots! Including campaigns for Bud Light and Gillette Fusion ProGlide. What is the secret to his success?
In this class you will:
  • Find out what Casting Directors are really looking for
  • Identify the secrets to the different “types” of commercials
  • Discover The Acting Center Technique and how it applies to this genre
  • Practice auditions and call-backs in a realistic setting
  • Learn to look at commercials from an artistic point of view
  • Get the best way to promote and build your Casting Director and Agent relationships and land more auditions
  • Eliminate confusions and complexities to booking and shooting

This is a 2-week intensive, November 7th – 18th, 2016.

Classes will be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights for two weeks 7-10 pm at The Acting Center in Sherman Oaks.

The cost is $495

Call now as class size is limited




Aug 16

Fight Choreography Class



Taught by Xingú, Fight Choreographer, Stuntman & Stunt Coordinator. Ongoing course, twice a month, 2-hours per class.

You will earn fight choreography for film and television including all the ins and outs of fight choreography from camera angles, reactions and spacing. You will also learn the two types of choreography: fighting (Hong Kong style) and old school bar brawling (American style).

All students are required to bring their own soft elbow & knee pads.

Learn the basics of:

  • Kicks
  • How to do a movie punch.
  • Head and body reactions.
  • Proper spacing
  • Handling weapons on set and more!

Ready to work?
Sign up now!

$25 per class

Next Class(es):


Classes will be held twice a month.
Stay tuned for upcoming dates.

Call 818.386.9099

14801 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. Parking on the right side of lot.

Jun 16

Salon with Improv More Improv and a Trombone

This month’s salon was loaded with improv and a trombone! Even if you don’t study at The Acting Center you are welcome to perform! Be sure to check out our live stream on Facebook Live of upcoming events or replay this and other salons.

May 16

Friday Night Salon with Some Shakespeare to boot!

Acting Center alums as well as fresh faces show us their stuff and just for good measure we threw in a little Shakespeare. You never know what you’re going to get!

Apr 16

Improv Class Graduation Performance at the Friday Night Salon!

This Friday marked the graduation of the Improv 101 class. Seasoned improv vets in the audience rated it on par with Second City or UCB performances. Sprinkled with scenes and monologues tonights performances delighted and amused our in-house audience as well as our Periscope viewers. Improv 201 starts May 24th, sign up now!!

Apr 16

3 Secrets to Booking Commercials Seminar Rocks the House

Eric Matheny, co-founder of The Acting Center, delivered his world famous 3 Secrets to Booking Commercials seminar today.  The commercial veteran who routinely books over 35 commercials a year gave whimsical witty wisdoms on not just how to book more commercials but an overall philosophy on the art of acting itself.  Always a crowd pleaser.  Eric will deliver a two week commercial intensive starting May 9, 2016, reserve your seat now!


Mar 16

Successful Salon…as Usual ;)

Our Friday Night Salons are routinely remarkable and inspire others to come perform.  Witness one artist who upon viewing our last salon decided to perform in this salon delighting us with his singing and piano prowess.  Come and get inspired…what will you do?


Feb 16

Salons = Inspiration!

If Bob Dylan was right when he said “The highest purpose of art is to inspire,” then you’ve come to the right place.  Salons inspire, they inspire artists to do more art.  When you perform at a salon you may be inspiring someone and not even know it…stealth inspiration!  Come join us!