Welcome to Our Artistic Home

We are a professional acting studio located in Rochester, NY offering acting classes for students of all levels to improve their skills in the performing arts. Whether you’re learning the basics, eager to sharpen your existing skills, or want to try something new, our acting studio offers classes for every type of artist. No matter who you who are or what you do, we believe there are plenty of reasons everyone should take an acting class.

Acting is for Everyone!



Take 5 Studios has acting classes for all ages and talent levels.


Looking to get started right away? We have private acting lessons available to fit your schedule.


Do you have to submit a video? Take 5 Studios gets you recorded and edits the final product so it’s ready to go.


Take 5 Studios is available to use for your next project.


Mirroring Exercise

Acting Classes for Summer Semester at Take 5 Studios Begin-June 25th

Well, it’s finally Summer here in Western New York! The snow is gone, everything is in bloom, the Bills don’t have a game for another 101 days. It’s time to get out there and do something you’ve always wanted–like acting!

Why Take an Acting Class?

Plenty of reasons! Maybe you’re trying to build confidence, or you’re trying to be better at business presentations, or you’re like a young me and you absolutely love the craft! Here at Take 5 Studios we believe in our motto that “Acting is For Everyone!”

What’s on the Menu?

We’re offering three classes this semester, so there’s a perfect acting class for any kind of student:

Feel free to click on the pictures above for more information about each class!

Tom Loughlin–Master Teacher

Tom Loughlin as Gregory Solomon in The Price

Our very own Tom Loughlin, fresh off of his Artie Award Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in Irish Classical Theater’s 2024 production of Arthur Miller’s The Price, will be teaching Basics of Performing Level 1 and 2. Why care about Tom? Tom spent 29 years teaching acting at SUNY Fredonia where he is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus, he was honored with a Career Achievement Awards by the Artie Awards Committee in 2022, he is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association, and his beard is just fantastic!

Tom will assist teaching Basics of Performing Level 1, and will be our master teacher for Basics of Performing Level 2. Come learn the tricks of the trade from the old man himself!

Get In Touch!

Email us at [email protected]!

We want to hear from you! Let us know what your questions, worries, joys, and conundrums are about our studio or acting in general. Feel free to send us an email at [email protected] and see how we can be a part of your artistic journey! And remember…


Tom Loughlin as Gregory Solomon in The Price

Tom Loughlin is an Artie Award Nominee

Big congratulations to our very own Tom Loughlin! Tom has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play from the 2024 Artie Awards Committee for his performance as Gregory Solomon in the Irish Classical Theatre Company production of The Price by Arthur Miller. We in the business call this a “solidly above average job”.

This makes it Tom’s 4th Artie Nomination in 35 years of acting in Buffalo, including a win in 2014 for his performance as Polonius in Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s production of Hamlet. Tom was also honored in 2022 with a Career Achievement Award by the Artie Awards Committee for his body of work as an actor as well as a lifelong theatre educator.

It’s nice to have the hardware, but..

But even Tom will tell you; in acting it’s about the process, not always the result. We act because we love it! The journey from page to stage is what keeps us coming back to the theater.

Want to experience it for yourself?

What’s stopping you! We have private coaching available based on your schedule, and Tom himself will be teaching acting classes this Summer! Check our class offerings, and come see why we think “Acting is For Everyone”


Winter Semester Has Begun!

Let’s face it: we’re all looking for a good indoor activity during the Winter! Why not try something new and take an acting class! Get out of the cold and activate your body, voice, and mind by stepping out of your comfort zone and getting up on stage.

We’re offering two classes this semester

For more information on these classes, click the links above or check out our Classes page to find out more!

Why Take an Acting Class?

We thought you’d never ask! Here’s a short video we made for you and why we think Acting is For Everyone:

MacBeth at Take 5 Studios


Looking for something spooky to do to kick off your Halloween celebrations? Join us at Take 5 Studios in Village Square right here in Rochester, NY for a dramatic presentation of Shakespeare’s MacBeth.

This 90 minute production will fully immerse you in the mind of the mad king, by filling our black-box style studio with lights, live underscoring, and all the bloody instruction Shakespeare can give.

The show will run October 26th, 27th, and 28th at 8pm at our studio in Village Gate Square Suite #D310


Mock Audition Class: The Amityville Horror

with Cap Gun Collective’s Matt Miller

September 30th, 2023 @ 2pm at Take 5 Studios, Rochester, NY

Looking for an acting class? Want to experience what it’s like to audition for a movie? Chicago’s Matt Miller will virtually join Take 5 Studios for a one-day masterclass that will give students a taste of what professional actors go through when auditioning for the silver screen. Students will use sides from The Amityville Horror, which will be recorded and reviewed in class. Matt will be connected to a live feed, which means students will truly have a feel for how their acting plays through the lens of the camera.

Matt brings his years of experience as a director and casting agent to Rochester for this one day workshop. This class is perfect for actors who have little to no experience working on-camera and want to get started.

The class will cover:

-The basic components and best practices for a successful film audition

-a mock audition for a day player role in the Ryan Reynolds’ led horror film The Amityville Horror.

-In-class review of auditions and feedback from casting director, Matt Miller.

-Q&A about acting, the film industry, and the Cleveland Guardians chances in a weak central division race. (Yankee fans still encouraged to attend)

Who’s Matt Miller?:

Matt Miller is a Chicago based director and teacher. Miller started his career as a casting director and in addition to casting hundreds of commercials over the years, his notable film credits include The Amityville Horror, Stranger Than Fiction, Public Enemies and The Break-Up. He was also the co-creator and an executive producer on the TV Land original series Teachers. Stalk him properly at mattmillerdirect.com.

**Class price is $70 per student, limit 12 participants**

Interested in taking an acting class? Click here to see all of Take 5 Studios offerings, or click here for private coaching.

Any questions? Please email us at [email protected]

Fall Semester Acting Classes Open

Register for an Acting Class Today!

The seasons change their manners, as the year
Had found some months asleep, and leapt them over

william shakespeare

Well, we finally made it! Scorching hot summer has turned into relatively hot Fall, and Take 5 Studios has opened our Fall Semester.

Feel free to check out our classes and see what we’ve got available! Classes are set to begin in mid-September, so don’t wait to book an acting class with us today!

Have any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about our offerings, or if you want to book a slot!

Want to Start Acting Right Away?

Eager to start ASAP? We offer private coaching as well! Take 5 Studios has one-on-one training available for students of all skill levels. Sessions can be booked at a time that fits your schedule, so you’re able to get training or just dip your feet into something fun at a time that’s best for you. Feel free to book a session today, or email us at [email protected] for more information!

Acting Classes Sold Out For Summer

Well we didn’t think we could do it, but Take 5 Studios has sold all available acting class slots for summer!

(above photo are not actual students, but are a representation of our combined joy)

Not One of Our Current Students?

Don’t fret because we’ve got plenty of space available for private lessons! We use material that’s curtailed for your individual preferences to either teach you the building blocks of acting or challenge your current talents in a one-on-one setting. Private lessons let us fully focus on exactly what you’re looking for!

Still Want to Take An Acting Class?

We’d love to have you! If you’re interested in an acting class we have to offer, please send us an email at [email protected]. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as our Fall Semester announces dates and acting class offerings.

How About Something Completely Different?

Just looking to meet new people and try something fun? Take 5 Studios is happy to run off cycle acting classes for you and your friends! All we need are 6 interested students and we’ll do the heavy lifting of finding a schedule that works for everyone. We can even curtail the acting class to offer a mix of all the different techniques we have to offer. So if your company is looking for a team building exercise, or if your bachelorette party is looking for something really outside the box, get in touch with us right away and see why everyone should take an acting class!

Acting Is For Everyone!

Acting is For Everyone

We here at Take 5 Studios wanted to take some time to really introduce ourselves to you, so we (but mostly me, Eric) make this short video for you all to enjoy. If you were ever on the fence about taking an acting class, this surely will convince you!

Take an Acting Class Today!

Our Spring Semester is filling up fast! Don’t forget to sign up for any one of the many classes we have to offer, or if you want private acting lessons we have acting coaching available one-on-one by appointment. Book your time-slot today by clicking here!


Check out another comedy sketch Heraclitus from Take 5 Studios! It’s the inspirational, motivational, superficial speech you didn’t know you needed.

Use this new found inspiration to take an acting class at our acting studio in Rochester! Our Spring Semester is starting to fill up, so book a class with us today. If you just need some help brushing up a monologue or prepping for an audition, virtual coaching slots with Eric and Tom are always available!