Always Wanted To Act? These Acting Classes In Mumbai Are Where You Should Be At

Bhavika posted on 05 July

Ten-Second Takeaway

If you’ve ever wanted to take forward your interest in acting and performing, enrolling yourself in acting classes in Mumbai may be your next step. Here is a list of a few popular acting schools and classes in the city.

Barry John

Barry John Acting Studio is one of the most popular acting school chains in India, and you may know of the founder as the person under whose guidance Shahrukh Khan came into the limelight.

The studio in Mumbai is located in Andheri West, near Fun Republic. Their most popular course is the Certificate in Acting which is a 3-month programme giving a good ground base on theatre and film acting to students.

Find out more about upcoming sessions here.

Community Groups

301, Nanak Chambers, Opp. Fun Republic, New Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Whistling Woods International

Whistling Woods International is a film and communication institute set up by filmmaker Subhash Ghai. As part of its Actors’ Studio, the institute offers two types of courses – B.A. in acting {a three-year course} and an advanced diploma in acting {a two-year course}. The campus is in Film City Complex, Goregaon {East}.

Here, Subhash Ghai himself is the chief mentor of the programme.

Get more details about the courses and admission process here.

 

Community Groups

Film City Complex, Near Reliance Media, Aarey Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai

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Anupam Kher's Actor Prepares

One of the best recommended schools is Actor Prepares by actor-director Anupam Kher. Here, there are many types of courses in acting {as well as writing} offered such as a diploma, part-time courses, weekend workshops, and certificate courses. They have classes taken by in-house faculty, and visiting members of the faculty, even including Bollywood actors.

Find out more here.

Community Groups

Mukti Building, 5th Floor, 141, Model Town, Behind Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, 4 Bungalows, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Mumbai Film Academy

Mumbai Film Academy offers an acting and presentation course which can be taken in three formats – as a diploma course which is 6 months long, a certificate course of 3 months and a part time course of 3 months {on weekends}.

Get more information here.

Community Groups

Bungalow 40, SVP Nagar, Versova Telephone Exchange, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Kishore Namit Kapoor

Kishore Namit Kapoor, actor and acting trainer has a widely established acting school called the KNK Acting Institute. Well-known actors such as Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan have trained under him, as well as television actors. They have an 18 weeks course with different modules.

Get more information here.

Community Groups

Vasundhara Society, 95, Unit D-4/5/6, S.V. Patel Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai

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The Drama School Mumbai

The Drama School Mumbai is a prestigious institute located in Girgaum, Mumbai. Founded in 2013, the aim is to build storytellers that can learn to perform on stage, develop and stage plays and be able to create new material in the world of theatre.

They have a 1-year PG Diploma in Acting and Theatre in which they study theatre and its nuances, stage performances under professional directors, and even get internships. In case you neither have the time or investment to put in for a diploma, you can pick up skills at their weekend workshops which take place regularly.

Get more information here.

Community Groups

Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Dr. Bhalerao Marg, Charni Road Kele Wadi, Girgaon, Mumbai

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Jeff Goldberg

The Jeff Goldberg studio in Mumbai is the place for people to learn different aspects of film and theatre, including acting, directing and scriptwriting. The acting program here takes place over a nine-month duration, which is further divided into three levels – foundation, intermediate and advanced. {You can choose to do one, two or all}. The studio is located in Khar West.

Get more information on their website here.

Music & Dance Academies

Gazebo House, 133, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Junoon Theatre

Junoon offers insight into the art of acting not only through its classes, but a host of programmes revolving around discussing and sharing ideas about theatre and the culture of drama. Artists and performers come together to learn, synthesise and experiment with new approaches to storytelling, character development and its creative expression through performance.

Not a typical acting school at all, they hold different activities related to theatre such as monthly events with artists, four-month-long workshops with theatre groups, and more.

Get more info by contacting them here.

#LBBTip

#LBBTip: Mukesh Chhabra’s Casting Company also often hosts acting classes for acting. Find out details here.