History… Tradition… Legacy…

We believe that the purpose of an acting school is to get you working professionally. And that begins with Professional Level training. Training that has worked for over 70 years and continues to work today, for a new generation of actors. Overseen by Martin Barter, a master teacher, you will be taught one of the strongest acting foundations available today. Our commitment to Sandy’s legacy is to maintain the technique as he left it behind. We come from a rich history and deep tradition, as noted by The New York Times, Backstage, and Variety.

Coronavirus update

As of March 19th, all classes for current students at the Sanford Meisner Center have moved online. Because of the latest restrictions in Los Angeles, this will likely continue until July of 2020.

We won’t be hosting our Free Introductory sessions until further notice. While we are still interviewing potential students for future classes,  all interviews will now be conducted through video chat until further notice.

Now, more than ever, the world needs artists to encourage, entertain, and comfort. While we may need to take a pause, our work is ultimately never ending.


Level 1 Intensive – Los Angeles

Or next Level 1 Intensive will be offered in July or August of 2020. This program runs Monday through Friday and will run for 5 weeks.
Cost is $875 for all 5 weeks of training. Students who complete this Intensive will have the opportunity to transfer to a twice a week class to complete the 1st year training.

Free Online Introductory Session for Teens – June 1st

We’ll be offering a free introductory session to the Meisner Technique on Monday, June 1st specifically for Teens. This will be Zoom session that will include discussions and exercises to introduce you to the Meisner Technique.
Email for additional information.


Many of our students are working professionals looking to deepen and expand their craft. Read what some of them have to say.


Zach Gordon

Zachary Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) – “It is never too late to grow as an artist if that is what your heart so desires.”


Deron Horton

DeRon Horton (Dear White People/American Vandal) – “Other classes were super technical and heady. Mechanical. I am not a mechanic.”


Jonathan Freudman

Jonathan Freudman (En Otra Piel, Eva La Trailera) – “I never thought that acting could be so straight forward.”