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 for tours, meetings with students,  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 & Campus Tour with Current Student
– Optional Audition
– Lunch with Current Students
– 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
– Workshop with Faculty
– Optional Audition
– Q & A with Current Students
– Residence Hall Tour

Traveling Auditions

We conduct workshop-auditions in many U.S. cities throughout the year. Audition in or near your home town! Faculty auditors will workshop your audition pieces with you and conduct an informal interview to get to know your plans and goals.


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.