Announcement

Register Now for Winter Term Classes & Workshops!

Winter Term Weekly Classes – Online & In-Person*:

  • Audit Online Classes: HB Studio offers you the opportunity to audit any of our Weekly Online Classes, in order to observe the instructor’s teaching style and the culture of the class before making the commitment to register. Unless otherwise noted, audits are not allowed for workshops and are currently not available for in-person classes.

Winter Term Workshops – Online & In-Person*:

  • Special-focus topics, with short & long-term options
  • Check back often; workshops updated regularly
  • Browse Workshops and Register Now

Discounts:

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT**: Get 10% OFF Winter Term Weekly Classes with code WINTER23W, valid through Nov 30, 2022. NOTE: APPLYING MULTIPLE DISCOUNT CODES IS PROHIBITED. You are prohibited from using the Early Bird Discount code when receiving a Union Discount.

UNION DISCOUNT**: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA, UFT, and Dramatist Guild Union Members or international equivalent receive 20% OFF Winter Term Weekly Classes through Nov 30 and 10% OFF thereafter. Discount will automatically apply for HB-verified Union Members. To become verified, email a copy of your active union membership card to registration@hbstudio.org. NOTE: You are prohibited from using the Early Bird Discount code when receiving a Union Discount. 

Descuento de NYC Latin Media: Los miembros de NYC Latin Media pueden auditar gratuitamente una clase o taller en el estudio y recibir un 20% de descuento en todas clases del estudio y talleres.*** El descuento será aplicado automáticamente para miembros verificados por HB. Para convertirse en usuario verificado, debe mandar un correo electrónico a inscripciones@hbstudio.org con detalles de su membresía de NYC Latin Media.

Auditions and Prerequisites:

AUDITIONS: Interested in our upper level classes? Audition & consult with a panel of HB’s faculty. For details and sign up info, visit Auditions & Prerequisites.

REEL SUBMISSIONS: Are you a working professional seeking a place to practice? Submit your reel for placement into our studio practice classes.

*Those participating in-person in onsite activity at HB Studio must abide by our requirements for taking in-person classes

**Discounts valid for weekly classes only; not valid for workshops, programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively. Union discount applies for classes taken by cardholders only and cannot be used to enroll family or friends. APPLYING MULTIPLE DISCOUNTS IS PROHIBITED.

***Incluye una sesión gratuita por instructor. No se permite auditar múltiples veces la misma clase. Los descuentos son solamente válidos para clases semanales y talleres, no son válidos para programas o mercancías. Los descuentos no pueden ser combinados ni se aplicarán con efecto retroactivo. El descuento para los socios es aplicado para clases tomadas solamente por miembros de NYC Latin Media y no puede ser utilizado para inscribir familiares o amigos.

In-Person Classes

In-Person Class Offerings

HB Studio offers a series of in-person classes and special-focus workshops. Build your own schedule of studio classes and workshops. Classes are offered at Levels 1, 2, 3, and Studio Practice. Learn more about level placement.

All in-person classes are offered in two 5-week parts. Our current in-person offerings include:

The HB Faculty is comprised of practicing theater artists: browse classes by teacher. To browse classes by day of week, view the class calendar.

Requirements for Taking In-Person Classes

Students taking in-person classes must review and comply with our Covid-19 Exposure Prevention Policy.*

*HB Studio’s policy and required protocols are subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updated information on in-person activity at HB Studio.

Vaccinations

For your protection and for ours, we are mandating Covid-19 vaccinations for all students enrolling in on-site classes at HB Studio. As of Fall Term 2022, proof of a Booster shot is also required. Requests for accommodation for religious or medical reasons will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you are not vaccinated and are interested in training with HB Studio, please consider our online classes.

When enrolled in an in-person class, to verify your Vaccination Status you must:

  1. Email proof of vaccination (with booster) immediately after enrolling by emailing a picture of your vaccination card or a screenshot of your NYS Excelsior pass or NYC COVID SAFE app to registration@hbstudio.org.
  2. Bring proof of vaccination (with booster) in-person to your first day of class (NYS Excelsior pass, NYC COVID SAFE app, or Vaccination Card with photo ID)

Pre-registration

Pre-registration for all in-studio classes is required no later than 24-hours before the first session of class begins. Registration for all online and in-person classes will take place online.

Immediately upon enrolling in an in-person class, we require proof of vaccination with booster (a picture of your vaccination card or a screenshot of your NYS Excelsior pass or NYC COVID SAFE app) to be emailed to registration@hbstudio.org.

On-site protocols

HB Studio requires all students to be masked when on the premises at HB Studio, except when presenting or performing work in class.

All those present onsite must adhere to physical distancing measures.

Students, faculty, and staff will be required to complete health screenings for symptoms before entering the buildings each day.

Props and equipment that are used will be required to be cleaned immediately after use by those that use them.

Feeling ill? Please stay home to care for yourself and others.

Audits & Registration Policies

Audits of in-person classes are not offered at this time. We offer the opportunity for new and existing students to audit online classes in order to observe the instructor’s teaching style and the culture of the class before making the commitment to register.

We do not accept refunds, credits, withdrawals, or transfers after 24 hours before the first class, except in the case of serious illness or withdrawal for military service. Please take a moment to review HB Studio’s registration policies

Financial Aid Available

HB Studio is committed to providing access to those with financial challenges. For artists that demonstrate talent and commitment but lack the means to study, HB Studio offers two types of financial aid opportunities: scholarships and work study.

Auditions and Prerequisites

AUDITIONS: Interested in our upper level classes? Audition & consult with a panel of HB’s faculty, or send in an online placement submission. For details and sign up info, visit Auditions & Prerequisites.

REEL SUBMISSIONS: Are you a working professional seeking a place to practice? Submit your reel for placement into our studio practice classes.

HB Digital | Online Classes

In the online environment we are provided the opportunity to connect from any location and the ability to broaden and reimagine our creative workspace. Our virtual doors are open, not only to the professional actor or playwright, but to any serious beginner or aspiring artist.

HB Studio is pleased to offer a host of online classes (see offerings below).

Read about our online acting classes in The New York Times.

Online Studio Class Offerings

HB Studio offers a series of online classes and special-focus workshops. Build your own schedule of studio classes and workshops. Classes are offered at Levels 1, 2, 3, and Studio Practice. Learn more about level placement.

With the exception of our writing and directing classes, all online classes are offered in two 5-week parts. Our online offerings include:

The HB Faculty is comprised of practicing theater artists: browse classes by teacher. To browse classes by day of week, view the class calendar.

Train with HB Studio From Any Location

All classes will be held online via Zoom. Train with HB Studio’s notable faculty and connect with a dedicated and supportive community of professional actors, playwrights, and directors, from wherever on the globe you happen to be.

All classes are held in NYC’s Eastern Time Zone.

Classes Tailored to the Online Space

HB Studio will tailor its teaching and the topic to the virtual space, taking advantage of the medium’s unique creative possibilities. Please check each course page for more information on how teachers will conduct specific classes online.

Using Zoom

Please visit Using Zoom for full details on Zoom system requirements and set up, how to get your class’ Zoom meeting link, tutorials on using Zoom, HB’s online code of conduct, and more. Be sure to read this page before you start online classes at HB Studio.

Audits & Registration Policies

We do not accept refunds, credits, withdrawals, or transfers after 24 hours before the first class, except in the case of serious illness or withdrawal for military service. Please take a moment to review HB Studio’s registration policies

We offer the opportunity for new and existing students to audit online classes in order to observe the instructor’s teaching style and the culture of the class before making the commitment to register. We encourage you to try virtual learning with us by auditing a class.

Financial Aid Available

HB Studio is committed to providing access to those with financial challenges. For artists that demonstrate talent and commitment but lack the means to study, HB Studio offers two types of financial aid opportunities: scholarships and work study.

Auditions and Prerequisites

AUDITIONS: Interested in our upper level classes? Audition & consult with a panel of HB’s faculty, or send in an online placement submission. For details and sign up info, visit Auditions & Prerequisites.

REEL SUBMISSIONS: Are you a working professional seeking a place to practice? Submit your reel for placement into our studio practice classes.