Fran Dalton Remembered
A Tribute – at The Firehouse

Thursday March 23, 7pm

at The Firehouse Centre for the Arts
for details      


Full Moon Story Slam
Theme:  Synchronicity

Saturday April 1, 2023   7:00pmt

NEW LOCATION – Zach Fields, The Space –
Trade Mill- 6, Chestnut St., Amesbury

for details          to book


Improv Class – Performance

Friday March 31, 2023  7 pm
for details


While watching or listening,

please consider making a donation


Plum Island residents Nadiia and Jarred Sadowski have family in the Ukraine and recently started Nova Kakhovka’ for Life which has been raising money and sending it directly to volunteers in Nova Kakhovka’, a Ukrainian city hard hit by the invasion. Click here to learn more or click on the above image to go directly to the Nova Kahovka for Life homepage.



Next up:

NOTE: Cold Reading Classes added
a new weekly class as of Jan 12, 2023:
Thursday’s 10:00am

Classes currently meeting:

Charlie Van Eman’s Eve Improv Classes

Classes: Tuesday’s 7pm, 2/21 – 3/28 (NO CLASS 3/21)
Performance: Friday 3/31  Time: 7:00pm

Cold Reading ClassesLIVE

Wednesday evenings and
Thursday & Friday mornings

for more details



learn about our full selection of classes

We’re Moving!

As of March 31, 2023 The Actors Studio will be moving to a new location. During the search for a new stage, we will continue to present exciting programs and shows at various locations in the surrounding towns.

We will keep you abreast of our progress and we will celebrate together when we find our permanent home. Keep your eyes open for upcoming news and “pop up” appearances. Our admin office remains open at the Tannery in Newburyport. Thirty two years of working with the community!


Audition Notices:

Please check out our partners

Acting Out Productions


The Performing Project


Newburyport Arts Collective (NAC)





Be a part of THE STUDIO team and gain production experience and/or add your technical and marketing skills to our burgeoning virtual programming. Positions such as box office, usher, running crews, tech, lighting and stage management will be on hold until we are performing live again. For more information contact Kimm Wilkinson at Kimm@newburyportacting.org.


BONS Award 2021

I am so pleased to announce that The Studio has been awarded North of Boston Magazine’s BONS Award for 2021. We won both the Readers’ Choice and Editors’ Choice for Best small live/virtual venue for the whole North Shore. I congratulate all of our teachers, directors, writers, actors, and project producers. You all adapted brilliantly to the circumstances and challenges of the past 18 months, bringing a continuous flow of great material to our audiences.  This honor is yours!

Marc Clopton
Executive Director

Be Part of our Future.

There are many ways to  participate at The Studio. If you are too busy to volunteer, take classes, or perform, an important and meaningful option is financial support for our new expanded facility.

Founded in 1991, the Actors Studio of Newburyport is a 501©(3) theater, which serves as a vital cultural resource for the community: to inspire, enrich and engage audiences and to develop both the art form and the individual.

Performance Venue

Our 50-seat black box theater is host to established plays, new original works, staged readings, film and musical performances.
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Friendly Learning Environment

The studio hosts a variety of classes & workshops including: cold reading, scene study, character development, voice, monologue, on-camera, improvisation, and musical theater.

New Works

We provide a forum for local playwrights to present their work to live audiences for evaluation and feedback throughout the play development process.