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About the LACC Theatre Academy

The Theatre Academy at Los Angeles City College is one of the most highly respected theater training institutions in the United States. Since its founding in 1929, this professional Theater training program has been dedicated to developing the skills, crafts, and attitudes of students to prepare them for careers in professional theater, as well as television, film, and other areas of the entertainment industry.

Professional theater training is offered in three areas or concentrations:

  • Acting and Advanced Acting

  • Costume Design

  • Technical Theater Entertainment Technology

All prospective Academy students are required to apply for admission to the Theatre Academy.

Acting Program Applicants
* During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the LACC Theatre Academy will accept online auditions as well.

Costume and Technical Program Applicants

Costume and Technical Program applicants will also interview before being accepted to the Theatre Academy.

What's Next?

Students completing their training will have developed a respect and appreciation for all aspects of Theater, and strengthened their talents and skills to move directly into the profession.

? But you're not looking for a full-time theatre program? Maybe just a class or two to transfer?

Check out Theatre Departmental classes.

See our Theatre Archives for photos of past productions!

Mission Statement

The LACC Theater Arts Department and Theatre Academy foster student learning in creative exploration through robust conservatory training in the fields of acting, costuming, and technical theater.

Welcome Fall 2021