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 programs, and to determine scholarships. Virtual and in-person campus visits with or without audition are available throughout the year.

open house

For an introduction to The New York Conservatory, join us for Open House on selected Saturday mornings. You and your family can meet our Academic Leadership Team, Student Services, Financial Aid, Admissions, Q&A with current students and tour the school. Watch or participate in an audition workshop taught by our President/Artistic Director, Richard Omar.

virtual new york conservatory experience

Get a taste of the New York Conservatory student experience by participating (or observing) in faculty-led virtual workshops for on-camera acting and musical theater. 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

applicant fast track

Once you have completed the online application form, you are invited to join Artistic Director, Richard Omar, and current students for an informal Zoom conversation designed to answer your remaining questions about whether NYCDA is right for you. Audition on Wednesday, meet Mr. Omar on Thursday, and (if your supporting documents have been submitted) get an express admissions decision on Friday.

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.

schedule a private in-person tour

While we are not currently welcoming group visits to the campus, you may schedule an in-person visit for yourself and your family at your convenience. Please speak with your Admissions Advisor to schedule.