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.

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. Meet Mr. Omar on Wednesday, audition 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 audition

In person auditions take place on campus every Wednesday by appointment only, please contact the Office of Admissions at 212-812-4080 for availability.

open house / auditions

Prospective students and their families residing in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) are invited to 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