Circle In The Square Theatre, New York City

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Circle in the Square Theatre School is a non-profit, tax exempt drama school associated with Circle in the Square Theatre; and is the only accredited conservatory attached to a Broadway theatre.
It offers two 2-year full-time programs: a Professional Theatre Workshop, and a Professional Musical Theatre Workshop. The musical theatre program is unique in that it's identical to the acting program, except for additional musical classes. This gives the musical theatre students important, deep acting training so they can graduate as true, professional triple threats. Circle also offers seven-week summer intensives for acting and musical theatre students.


Circle in the Square Theatre School's primary objective is to train actors and singers for work in professional theatre, film, and television; and utilizes an eclectic curriculum to expose the students to various acting styles, methods, and techniques.


Theodore Mann started the highly selective school in 1961 with 15 students in a Greenwich Village venue on Bleecker Street when Circle in the Square Theatre was an Off-Broadway venue. In 1972, it moved to its current Broadway location in the Paramount Plaza. Its student body is now approximately 75 students. Jacqueline Brookes, the Broadway actress, was a member of the faculty from 1973 until her death in April 2013.
Circle in the Square Theatre School offers its students the rare opportunity to train and perform in the Broadway Theatre, and see the shows at Circle for free.
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  • I came here to see Oklahoma (which was very disappointing) but this theater had lots of room in my seat and because of the unique seating nature of the theater I think every seat has a great view...  more »
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  • I'm glad I saw this musical. Ali stole the show. The voices in this musical were perfection. As far as the story, it wasn't my favorite musical on Broadway. If you appreciate live theater, you should go see this. If you are just wanting lots of singing, dancing, effects, set changes, etc, you should probably pass on this one. Also, there are only 8 stalls in the bathroom so try to use the restroom prior to going. BONUS: they feed everyone chili and cornbread at intermission.
  • Saw three Broadway show Oklahoma. It was terrific. They even gave us chili at intermission. Every seat is great as it is in the round. You feel a part of the show. The music is terrific. One of the leads is in a wheelchair. She is the first if not only Broadway star in a wheelchair and she is wonderful.

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