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Circle in the Square Theatre School is a private college located in Manhattan, New York in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 60 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Circle in the Square Theatre School acceptance rate is 52%. The only major offered is Visual and Performing Arts. Circle in the Square Theatre School graduates 100% of its students.
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Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019


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Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended


Net Price
$38,377/ year
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$3,313/ year
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I was in the 2-year acting program, and am so grateful that I was able to train at Circle. The classes gave us well-rounded, important, professional acting training, and included Shakespearean, Chekhov, and modern scene study; classical text analysis, Alexander Technique, physical acting, movement analysis, body training, stage combat, acting technique, speech, voice, and many more, including various seminars and workshops with professionals in the industry.

All the teachers, staff and administration care about the wellbeing and success of the students, and there's a lot of support.

I think Circle's 2-year program can be best for people who have some experience under their belts, and are looking to further and deepen their acting or musical theatre training. I highly recommend it.
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I had a teacher who went to Circle, and highly recommended it; so I auditioned, and gratefully was accepted. The acting training is phenomenal. Though I had previous theatre and musical theatre training, I specifically went to Circle to get more serious acting training experience. At that time, they only had the acting program. The musical theatre program came later. I loved it because the training and teachers challenged us, supported us, and encouraged us to take important risks as actors and human beings. If you are dedicated to your acting or musical theatre craft, and want full-time training, I highly recommend Circle in the Square Theatre School.
I graduated from the 2-yr Professional Acting Workshop back in 1993, and now work here. The teachers were top-notch, and still are. Some of the greatest ones are still here: Ed Berkeley for Shakespearean Scene Study & Classical Text; Alan Langdon for Scene Study & European Scene Study; Lucille Rubin for Voice, among others. It's an intense and thorough full-time training, so the 2-year program is not for beginners. Circle also offers a summer program for younger students who may have less training under their belts. There are Professional Theatre and Professional Musical Theatre programs available. This is the only accredited conservatory located inside a Broadway theater, so it's a unique and deeply worthwhile experience. I highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about their theatre or musical theatre training.