Antaeus Academy FAQs

What is the Antaeus Academy?

We believe that learning is a lifelong process. The mission of the Antaeus Academy is to provide classical training for professional artists from all backgrounds, whether they are veteran performers or just out of conservatory programs. Our classes give actors the opportunity to explore complex classical texts moderated by Los Angeles’ most respected professionals. We offer classes in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, serving more than 240 talented students annually.

How Do I Enroll?

When classes are announced, information about the times, dates, tuition, and moderators will be on the Antaeus website at If you’ve taken classes at Antaeus before, you can either email the Academy Manager at, or you can use the online enrollment form to indicate which class(es) you wish to take, and the Academy Manager will send you the appropriate information. 

New students are required to audition for the Academy, and auditions can be scheduled through the Academy Manager. To schedule an audition, email

What do I have to prepare for the audition?

Just a two-minute classical monologue - something by Shakespeare, Shaw, or the like. Don’t stress, we mostly just want to meet you!

How Do I pay for my class?

You can pay with cash, check, or credit card. If you pay with a credit card, there is a 3% fee for each credit card transaction which is added to your tuition . If your class is longer than 7 weeks, you can arrange to pay in installments. In order to secure your spot in class, a $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is due one week before the class starts and  will be applied toward your total tuition. If you decide to drop the class, this deposit will not be converted to credit for future classes. All tuition payments must be made before your final class.

Are there any discounts?

We always offer an “Early Bird” discount if you pay your tuition in full at least two weeks before class starts. We also offer a “buy one, get one 50% off” discount - if you take two classes, you can get the second one at half price.

If I have to drop a class, can I get a refund?

We can’t offer refunds, but depending on when you drop the class, we may be able to offer you a credit which can be applied to future classes. For details, speak to the Academy Manager.

Do you offer a work study program?

Occasionally, we are able to offer a limited number of students the opportunity to do work for Antaeus (such as helping with the box office, building sets, etc.) in exchange for classes. Email the Academy Manager for more details.

What can I do if the class I wanted to take is full?

We always have a wait list and if a spot opens up, we’ll do our best to get you into your preferred class. We may also recommend a different class we think you might be interested in. Or you can audit the class.

How do I audit a class?

To audit a class, first email the Academy Manager to ask about whether the moderator allows auditing. We do require advance notice so that the moderator can be notified of any guests in class. The first audit of a class is free - each additional audit of that class is $25, which can be paid with cash, check, or credit card (3% fee applies).

Will photos be taken during classes?

Yes. Photos and videos may be taken during classes and used for social media and marketing purposes. Antaeus employees will provide advance notice of when photos and videos will be taken, if possible. Antaeus employees are aware of the sensitive and private nature of some acting exercises and will arrange with class moderators before entering a class.