AMDA New York
The constant buzz of America's largest city doesn’t just come from the lights of Broadway; it comes from the bohemian heritage of the West Village, the underground beats of Harlem and the arias soaring from the Met. Performers from every country and discipline are drawn to Manhattan to pursue their dreams. Now it's your turn.
When you attend AMDA New York, Broadway is your backyard. Our students are a vital part of the creative community here, and the city itself sets the scene for an innovative learning experience. An AMDA education is more than just studio training; it's a backstage pass to New York City's performing arts scene.
Affectionately known to AMDA students as "the Strat," this historic brick hotel has been converted into New York City studio apartments. Build in 1928, the 10-story building is located on West 70th Street, just a short walk from the main campus. Each unit comes fully furnished with dressers, a desk and chair, a refrigerator, a sink and closet space. You'll have access to common areas that include a community kitchen, the Stratford Hideaway Lounge, laundry facilities, a spacious outdoor patio, and rehearsal studios.
Located on West 85th Street and a short walk from the main campus, the Amsterdam is a six-story neoclassical building complete with keystone and column details. Each furnished studio apartment includes dressers, a desk and chair, a refrigerator, a sink and closet space. You'll have shared use of a community kitchen, a student lounge and laundry facilities.
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 the AMDA New York Performing Arts Library, you'll find an extensive collection of performance material including music, libretti, and plays. The library also holds large CD and DVD collections that may be viewed on the multiple computer stations available to patrons. In addition to material on-site, New Yorkers may access the library facilities of the New York Public Library, notably the Library for the Performing Arts located in Lincoln Center. This building houses some of the finest theatre script collections in the world and is located just a few blocks away from the AMDA NY campus.
Both AMDA residence halls provide lounges where students can enjoy a movie night with fellow classmates and Resident Advisors, access free Wi-Fi to complete homework assignments, or relax with dinner and a good book!
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.
Are you planning a trip to AMDA New York? The information below will help you to find appropriate accommodations for your stay. Have you signed up to attend one of our Open Houses? If you have any other questions about your trip to AMDA, please feel free to call us at 800-367-7908.
The Pod Hotel
230 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022
201 West 79th St, New York, NY 10024
Hotel Beacon NYC
2130 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
The Milburn Hotel
242 West 76th St, New York, NY 10023
NYLO New York City
2178 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
West Eleventh Townhouse
278 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10014
You must audition for admission to AMDA. An appointment is required for all auditions, which are held at AMDA on a regular basis. We also hold regional auditions annually throughout the country.
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