Student Life

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Circle is an 800-seat space like no other on Broadway. It is in the round, affording students a unique acting experience. The school has seven studio spaces, the majority of which contain a piano. The school houses a wide selection of costume pieces from numerous periods that are available for regular student use. In addition studios are all equipped with theatrical props for scene study.

MARIA LIMON-PAREDES / Current Second Year Musical Theatre 
“I am beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to train at Circle in The Square, not only because of the faculty’s professionalism but because of the passion, talent, dedication and warmth in the environment. This program has pushed me to build the discipline necessary to enter such a competitive industry and I feel confident that I will always have the support not only of the school but of all the people involved in it. I have learned that one of the most important things is to always be true to yourself in whatever you do, and Circle in The Square fosters just that kind of unconditional support.”

LAURA MCDONALD / Current First Year Acting Track
“Circle In The Square was everything I didn’t know I needed. I knew someway somehow I needed to get my foot in the door to the acting world, but I didn’t know how. Circle has taught me things that have been fundamental to my acting technique, my growth as a person and the standard that I set for myself in the professional world. I have fostered many relationships with people I never would have expected to make if I wasn’t placed in a school like this. I’m grateful for what my first 2 months have been and can’t wait to see what the rest of this year and next year will bring.”

  • Because Circle is a Professional Training Program and housed in a Broadway Theater, we consider the time spent with us to be the first two years of your professional acting career. 
  • As a result, it is the responsibility of every student to secure their own housing, as they would if they were moving to New York on their own.
  •  Circle does try to aid in providing any information we can to assist students in their search.
Incoming students who need a place to live in New York may contact the School Office for any current information regarding housing sources, potential roommates or apartment rentals.