Sanford Meisner teaching a group of students, including a young Robert Duvall.
The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre is a full-time acting conservatory located in the heart of New York City. Our approach focuses on the artistic growth of the actor through technical training in acting, movement, speech, and voice. The Neighborhood Playhouse offers the serious acting student what few other acting schools can provide – a rich tradition of excellence in actor training coupled with the practical skills for building a career.
The Neighborhood Playhouse remains the only conservatory where the faculty was trained to teach acting by Sanford Meisner himself. Given the passion and skill of our instructors, it’s no surprise The Cambridge Guide to Theatre (Cambridge University Press) described The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre as the most respected acting school in the country and first among all professional training programs.
The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre is a non-profit, tax-exempt school of training for actors, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
The bronze plaque containing excerpts from the Proclamation presented to The Neighborhood Playhouse by the New York City Council, which hangs permanently on the façade of the building.