The Couch

When: June 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
Fri, Sat 7:30pm Sun 5:00pm

Where: The Actors Studio – Crossroads Plaza

for details    to book


Name That Jingle!
(an audience participation event)

When: August 3
more details to follow

Where: The Actors Studio – Crossroads Plaza

for details   stay tuned for the booking link


Full Moon Story Slam
Theme: Dog Days of Summer

When: August 10  Saturday 7:00pm

Where: The Actors Studio – Crossroads Plaza

for details   stay tuned for the booking link


Daddy’s Little Girl by Jack Neary
more details to follow
When:  Sept 27-29 and Oct 4-6

Where: The Actors Studio – Crossroads Plaza

for details   stay tuned for the booking link



Scary Shorts II
more details to follow
When:  October 25-27

Where: The Actors Studio – Crossroads Plaza

for details   stay tuned for the booking link

Click on the Chair to find out ways to help with our Take A Seat Campaign!




Next up:


Classes currently meeting:

Cold Reading Classes

Wednesday evenings and
Thursday & Friday mornings

for more details



learn about our full selection of classes



Audition Notices:


Uncastable, I got the part. No, really! 

Audition date: Monday, June 17 – 6:30 pm
Show date: Saturday, July 10, 7:30 pm

stay tuned for more details


We’ve Moved!

The Actors Studio is now in its new home. We hope you’ll join us regularly at this new and very convenient location:

1 Merrill Street, Cross Roads Plaza, Salisbury, MA


Please check out our partners

Acting Out Productions


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 2020 and 2021, 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 62-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.