how to meet us

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts is one of the most highly regarded acting schools in the country – and if you’re in or around NYC, you can come visit us in person!

An audition is required for acceptance to The New York Conservatory degree programs, and optional to win scholarships for our summer intensive training programs. Campus visits and tours with or without audition are available throughout the year.

virtual open houses

Virtual Open Houses take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Workshop with our artistic director, meet the staff and students, and tour the school and dorms. Join us for Workshop Wednesday, Audition Thursday, and Express Decision Friday, or just join in the workshop to get to know The New York Conservatory.

schedule a virtual audition

You can schedule a virtual meeting and audition with a faculty auditor at your convenience. Click here to see how to prepare.

conservatory fridays

We open our campus every Friday from 1pm to 3pm for tours, meetings with  faculty and admissions, and (optional) auditions. We cap attendance at 10 participants, so this is not a cattle call, it’s a chance for serious one-on-one time with The New York Conservatory.

Schedule of Day:

– Check-in & Welcome
– Campus Tour
– Optional Audition
– Travel to Residence Hall for a Tour

open house / auditions

Join us for a day of campus and residence tours, workshops, Q & A and optional audition! Held monthly on Saturdays from 10am-2pm.

Schedule of the day:

– Check-in & Campus Tour with Current Student
– Workshops with Faculty
– Optional Audition
– Q & A with Current Students
– Residence Hall Tour

new york conservatory experience

Virtually tour the campus and housing, meet with academic leadership and faculty, learn about our application process, and participate in workshops as we come to your town.  Students will also have the option to complete their official audition for admission and scholarships during the day.


international auditions

Workshop and audition with us as we travel to major cities in search of talent. Cities are added throughout the year, so check back to see if we are coming to a town near you!