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Student Directed one Acts 2023 March 2-4

The culmination of theatre training is presenting public performances. The spring 2023 season kicks off with a presentation of one-acts directed, performed, and designed by the students of the Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy: Student Directed One-Acts March 2-4, 2023 

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 Fall 2021: Court Martial at Fort Devens

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:

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

Apply to the LACC Theatre Academy

Three Actors Performing on Stage

A School for Scandal

Acting Program Applicants

  • Acting candidates are required to audition and/or interview before being invited to train at the Academy.
  • Those interested in auditioning for the LACC Theatre Academy should fill out the Online Acting Program Application. They will then be contacted by phone with an audition appointment.
  • The LACC Theatre Academy will accept online auditions. In an online Zoom audition, we ask the actors to perform one monologue (2 min) instead of two.
  • Next scheduled audition time: TBA
  • If accepted to the Academy, students must also apply and be accepted to Los Angeles City College.
  • See also Theatre Academy FAQ
Woman Making Costumes

Costume Program Applicants

Technical Theater Entertainment Technology Applicants


Man Acting in the Theater

!!Slow connection? Having trouble with the online application? You may also download a printable application and mail it to:

Theatre Academy
Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029

If accepted to the Academy, students must also apply and be accepted to Los Angeles City College.

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.

Some history of the department and sampling of past productions

Course Descriptions

Academic Programs: Theater Arts / Theatre Academy [PDF] (Theater awards & certificates, p. 61)
College Catalog (Theater class descriptions pp. 178-184)

Class Schedules

Class Schedule Spring 2023

Related Links

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Life at LACC

Learn more about the Theater Arts program at LACC by following our Student Blogger Rachel!


Department Office

TA 208
To leave a message:
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2970

Visitors and playgoers: Please visit LACCD Check-In before arriving

Theater Department Box Office:
To leave a message:
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2990

Department Chair:
Eddie Bledsoe
TA 208



​​​​​​Acting Program:
Costume Design Program:
Eddie Bledsoe

Technical Theater Entertainment Technology Program:
TA 202
Johnny Garofalo