Programming at the studio has been put on hold during this time of transition.

The Studio Program: Enrolling Now for Fall Program Starting on October 8th 2019



28-Month Intense Training for The Serious Actor


Class will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays – 8:15 pm – 11:15 pm

Over the course of more than four decades, Bob has built upon Meisner’s work to develop a complete way of working that is taught nowhere else. Regular classes consist of eight to ten students selected out of 250 to 300 applicants, and only those upholding the highest professional standards are accepted. The complete course of study takes 28 months to complete. Fees are reviewed during the initial interview.

The course proceeds from a single stated purpose: to train each person to be a versatile character actor making full use of his or her particular range; regardless of whether the playwright be contemporary, musical, or classical in nature. The training provides a concrete way of working, that enables the actor to function to his or her fullest capabilities, no matter what the professional circumstance.

The Full Program is divided into two parts. The first part, The Basics, is to train the actor as a truthful, flexible, unmannered, abandoned, acting instrument. The second part, The Interpretive Work, trains actors from the improvisational basis to recreate the life of a role, through the selectivity of what they are doing, regardless of the playwright’s choice of writing. Emphasis is made on the classical nature and rich traditions of the Theatrical Arts, and students are required to extend themselves through singing, dancing, reading and independent study and bring this understanding to their work.

The Studio Program is based off an understanding of your commitment to the craft of acting. Consider your time a contract between yourself and TPS. We encourage your learning and make it accessible and affordable by offering reasonable study rates.

Notable Alumni on The Studio Program

Studying with Robert Patterson gave me a concrete and specific way of working which has served me throughout my career. The skills I learned for building a character have enabled me to approach my craft with confidence and flexibility. His studio is indispensable for any actor serious about learning the art of acting. – Ted Danson


Please begin your application process for the 2019 workshop by calling 646-400-5556 or sending an introductory email to


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Start Your Acting Study with The Patterson Studio

  • Complete Training for Serious Actors
  • Affordable Rates for All Students
  • Reinforcement of Training Thru Homework
  • Acting Classes on Tuesdays. Registration Required.
  • Actors Work Minimum of 3x per Class
  • Full 28 Month Actors Program