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AMDA Main Building – 61st St.
AMDA New York's main facility is located at 211 West 61st Street, in the heart of the Upper West Side of
AMDA's secondary location is at 73rd Street and Broadway in the Ansonia, a historic landmark beaux-arts building. This facility features a theatre, additional performance space, studios and private voice rooms. It also houses AMDA's advanced acting classes and serves as the venue for the drama showcases each semester.
AMDA's New York campus features a theatre for learning, skill development and performance. The Ansonia Building features a 100-seat, black box-style theatre equipped with two dressing rooms, a costume shop, a workshop, and backstage space and prop storage. The climate-controlled theatre has dedicated lighting and a sound system and can be arranged in multiple layouts.
AMDA provides plenty of places to train outside of the classroom, including newly renovated studios and private voice rooms. These spaces also include a range of stereo and audiovisual equipment, pianos, ballet barres and sprung floors in the dance studios, and cabaret tables, blocks and other rehearsal equipment. All rehearsal studios are available to students outside of scheduled course times.
Film, TV and Editing Facilities
AMDA provides the latest technological resources devoted to filmmaking and TV show creation, including full shooting setups with lighting instruments, cameras and playback and editing equipment. With these and other professional equipment, you get the opportunity to feel what it's like to perform on camera and see firsthand how these productions come to life.
Performing Arts Library
In AMDA's performing arts library, you'll find an expansive collection of scripts, scores, DVDs and other research material. The library also offers several listening and viewing stations, computers, Internet access and study space. In addition, you have access to the extensive library facilities in New York City, including the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, which houses some of the finest theatre script collections in the world and is located just a few blocks away from the AMDA campus.
In the campus computer labs, located within the two student housing facilities, you'll find several stations where you can do homework, research performing arts history or just catch up on your email.
At the AMDA store, you can load up on course materials, official AMDA clothing and school gear, and other supplies. Or just stop in for a recharge, choosing from the daily selection of sandwiches, wraps and healthy snack foods.
Student housing is available at either the Amsterdam (207 West 85th) or the Stratford Arms (117 West 70th). Both of these locations are shown on the map above. All units come furnished and feature 24-hour security.
Located on a tree-lined street at the intersection of West 85th Street and Broadway, the Amsterdam is a five-story neoclassical building complete with keystone and column details. Each fully furnished studio space includes a refrigerator, a built-in vanity and a large window. You’ll have shared use of a fully equipped kitchen, a computer center and laundry facilities.
Affectionately known to AMDA students as “the Strat,” this historic brick hotel has been converted into classic New York City studio apartments. Built in 1928, the 10-story building sits on West 70th Street, just a short stroll from campus. Large windows, built-in vanities and closets come standard in each furnished unit. You’ll have access to common areas that include a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, a spacious outdoor patio, a computer center and numerous rehearsal spaces.
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