• Our Online Summer Acting Program begins July 15th!

    Are you ready? Over the course of six weeks, Conservatory  students begin to develop core acting skills rooted in the Meisner Technique.
    Ready to jump in? Apply Now! Admission is by video interview only. All students are required to read Sanford Meisner’s book On Acting prior to meeting.
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  • Acting Courses and Workshops in New York City

    Whether you’ve just discovered your passion for acting and are looking to make your dreams a reality. Or you’ve been in the business for years as a professional actor – Terry Knickerbocker Studio has a course to advance your skills.

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  • Congratulations to Terry Knickerbocker Alumni Sam Rockwell for his Academy Award Nod!

    Want to study with Sam Rockwell’s secret weapon? Apply now to one of our programs with Terry Knickerbocker, a master of Meisner Technique with over 30 years experience.

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  • Terry Knickerbocker Studio – A Premiere Meisner Acting School in Brooklyn, NYC

    We offer beginner acting classes, a two year acting conservatory, workshops, one-on-one coaching, and the best actor training in New York, period.

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New York’s Premier Acting School for All Actors


Terry Knickerbocker Studio is a home for actors to become the best artists they can be. Every aspect of the Studio serves the artist’s mission of creating beauty in the world.

Terry Knickerbocker Studio is a premier acting school, dedicated to the work of legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, located in NYC in the heart of Industry City, Brooklyn. Our belief in a holistic approach to actor training is the source of our unwavering commitment to nurturing the total actor: body, mind, and soul.  We offer an affordable alternative to MFA programs, without sacrificing quality. By providing a conservatory setting, our world-class faculty rigorously trains the actor to succeed in a highly competitive industry. We seek students who are diverse, generous, curious, collaborative, open-hearted, spirited, uncompromising, and real. The work we do at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio exemplifies impeccable integrity, joyous practice, bold choices, and a lively sense of play.

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  • I first took an acting class from Terry Knickerbocker more than 25 years ago. Since then I have worked with him on every film and stage role I’ve done. Nobody’s better at what he does. Terry is incredibly intuitive and full of ideas that are usually outside the box. His sense of what is truthful is like a laser. I depend on him. He’s invaluable to me and I don’t know what I’d do without him.

    -Sam Rockwell (Moon, Iron Man 2, Seven Psychopaths)

  • Terry has been an invaluable part of my process for many years. He helps me shape my characters, prepares me for auditions, and challenges me to push myself as an actress. Terry continues to impress me with his commitment to character and story. I wouldn’t be as fearless or as confident without his guidance.

    -Emmy Rossum (Shameless, The Phantom of The Opera)

  • Terry’s training has defined how I approach my work. Through his insight and guidance we continue to engage in creative work that can stand on its own with full thought out and realized character.

    -Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan, Gone Girl)

Training the Passionate Actor Committed to Excellence