how to meet us

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts is one of the most highly regarded acting schools in the country. If you’re in or around NYC, come visit our campus, or meet our faculty as they travel across the country offering workshops and auditions in a city near you!

An audition is required for acceptance to The New York Conservatory programs, and to determine scholarships. In-person and virtual campus visits with or without auditions are available throughout the year.

open house

Join us for Open House on selected Saturday mornings. You and your family can meet our Academic Committee, Student Services, Financial Aid, Admissions, Q&A with current students and tour the school. Watch or participate in workshops taught by senior faculty.

schedule a private in-person tour

You may schedule an in-person visit – with or without audition – for yourself and your family at your convenience. Please speak with your Admissions Advisor to schedule, or email


Sample the New York Conservatory student experience in a city near you. Participate in (or observe) faculty-led workshops in Film Television and Musical Theater Performance. Students will have the option to complete an official audition for admission and scholarships. Click here to learn more about our audition requirements.

VIRTUAL new york conservatory experience

Experience the New York Conservatory’s teaching from your own home. Participate in (or observe) faculty-led workshops in on-camera and musical theater performance. Students will have the option to complete an official audition for admission and scholarships. Feel free to just watch, or if you’d like to actively participate, please prepare a song and/or monologue that meets our audition requirements.

international events

NYCDA international audition tours will resume in 2022. In the meantime, we invite prospective students to meet the New York Conservatory in a special, international student-focused Virtual New York Conservatory Experience. Join workshops, optionally audition for admission and scholarships, and learn more about studying in the U.S.

schedule a private virtual audition

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