Professional Training For Serious Actors And Hobbyists Of All Ages.

West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts is a community-wide acting and musical theater training program. Our teachers are experienced professional actors who provide a high-caliber performing arts education to students of all ages and abilities from Chester County, Delaware County, Wilmington and Philadelphia.

Students gain confidence and are encouraged to take risks in a fun, nurturing and safe environment. At the Studio self-discovery through the Meisner Technique is a critical component in the development of quality acting skills. As each student develops they begin to recognize the importance of his or her own voice.  With their new acting tools performers learn how to put their voice out into the world.

Our goal is to help propel the serious actor into the business while nurturing the novice. Our schedule of classes is designed with students academic studies in mind.

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Registration for Winter Classes to Begin November 24th! Winter classes will begin January 10th and run for 10 weeks.

Musical Theater Audition Workshop: Discover how to deliver an audition with impact!  Join professional actress/director Therese Walden-Murphy and voice instructor Susan Anders Brizick for private and group work on December 8th & 10th from 4:30-7:30 pm. Cost is $80 for 6 hours of concentrated work.  For more information email Therese at:

SAVE THE DATE: West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts,  Chester County Historical Society & Uptown Entertainment Alliance


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Join us for this American Classic by area playwright Barbara Robinson on December 6th & 7th at 12:30 pm at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High Street.  Tickets will be available soon!

In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herman kids-probably the most inventively awful kids in history.  You won’t believe the mayhem-and the fun-when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!