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.

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!


Thespian Events

The New York Conservatory offers workshops and a chance to meet the school at thespian and model/talent events across the country. Come by and talk with us!

Can't Find a Date That Works? Audition by Skype or Video

Schedule a Skype audition here. If you are an international student, we can accept a video submission. Please speak with your international admissions advisor for permission and instruction.