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.

Spring Classes Start April 11th Register today!

Dramatic Youngsters: 3-5 years old

Tues. 1-2 pm or Sat. 9-10 am

Fun with Theater: Grades K-2

Sat. 9-10:30 am

Adult Acting: Mon. 7:30-9:30 pm

2015 Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Make sure to register for your favorite acting and/or musical theater camp and train with professionals!


Storybook Theater: 4-7 years old

June 15-19, July 6-10, August 3-7

Creative Theater: 7-10 years old

June 22-26, August 3-7

Performance Theater: 8-11 years old

July 20-24

Improv Theater: 9-14 years old

July 27-31

Glee Week: 9-16 years old

July 13-17, August 10-14

Theatrical Production: 11-17 years old

August 17-21

Acting for the Camera: 11-17 years old

June 29-30

Private Coaching is available with Therese Walden Murphy

Mondays at the studio between 4:30-7:30.  Email or call to set up a time to work on your monologues, songs and auditions.

Spring Show!

How To Eat Like a Child (a musical) & are the shows, everyone plays a featured role, plus, performers have the opportunity to work with professionals in the industry right in the heart of West Chester.
For more information click on Spring Show above.

Class Cancellations due to Snow/Ice listed here:

Spring Show auditions will take place today Sunday March 1st.  With light snow scheduled through the afternoon we should be good.  If it turns to ice before we are finished we will cancel and reschedule the rest of the auditions.