A Paper Orchestra
by Michael Jamin

When: May 19  Sunday 2:00pm

Where: The Actors Studio – Crossroads Plaza

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Our Human Journey

When: May 26  Sunday 7:00pm

Where: The Firehouse Center for the Arts

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A Royal Party
For children K-4

When: June 2  Sunday noon – 4:00pm

Where: The Actors Studio – Crossroads Plaza

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North Shore Readers Theatre
Crime Fiction by Deirdre Girard

When: June 8  Saturday 10:00am

Where: The Actors Studio – Crossroads Plaza

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Full Moon Story Slam
Theme: Pride

When: June 8  Saturday 7:00pm

Where: The Actors Studio – Crossroads Plaza

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The Couch

When: June 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
Fri, Sat 7:30pm Sun 3:00pm

Where: The Actors Studio – Crossroads Plaza

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Next up:


Classes currently meeting:

Cold Reading Classes

Wednesday evenings and
Thursday & Friday mornings

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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.