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
“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.”

MAINSTAGE PRESENTATION
INDUSTRY SHOWCASE
1ST YEAR SHOWING
A series of four to five full-length plays and musicals presented by the graduating class. These performances are an opportunity for students to put into-practice their new skills, while offering the New York City theatre community a quality production free of charge. Hosted at Circle in the Square Theatre (home of Once on this Island and Oklahoma!) unless otherwise announced.
Industry Scene Night & our Musical Theatre Showcase are events featuring select graduating members of the graduating class. This is an opportunity for our students to launch themselves into the professional field.
Students audition in the Fall semester of their Second Year and must be in good standing to be invited to participate.
1st year students will have the opportunity to present various selections spanning the wide range of their training at Circle in the Square. Showcasing from various mediums including exploring musical selections written before 1969, Dance, Shakespeare Monologues, and Contemporary Scenes.

  • 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.