Full Time 2024


The Professional Full Time Acting Program at 16th Street Actors Studio based in Melbourne prepares passionate actors with the skill to work professionally on the Australian and global stage in theatre and in film.  

16th Street introduces actors to the world’s finest and most highly regarded acting techniques. The studio brings the wisdom of the past together with the cutting-edge learnings of the present. We inspire the very best in the actors we train for their future in art, their profession and in life.

The expert faculty nurtures actors to use their voices and, through their artistry and craft, bring characters and stories to life that engage, uplift and entertain audiences. 16th Street believe the world needs stories that connect us to our shared humanity, make us think in new ways and feel more compassion towards each other. And, we need actors with the talent and craft to dynamically play their part in telling those stories. 

The Full Time Professional Acting Program is 30 weeks of immersive and accelerated actor training.

We encourage actors to celebrate their unique talent, dare to grow and be courageous – to be all they are capable of being.

  • 16th Street Actors Studio fosters discipline, dedication, curiosity and respect for the craft of acting. 
  • We provide actors with a vibrant and compassionate community in which to learn and grow. 
  • Actors are professionally mentored to navigate challenges with wisdom, resilience and grace.
  • We believe an actor’s development as a human being is intimately connected with their artistic potential. 

The Full Time Professional Acting Program is led by award-winning theatre director and Head of Acting Iain Sinclair, Artistic Director, Kim Krejus and an experienced ensemble of industry professionals and teachers. 

Class days are Monday through Wednesday 8.30 AM – 5.00 PM. Extra rehearsals are a requirement of the Program.

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16th Street Actors Studio has fostered the talents of many of today’s most celebrated actors. The studio provides conservatory-based programs and courses, favoured by the industry. Our studio is home to the world’s finest teachers, specialists and directors. 16th Street has a reputation for its dedication to an actor’s life through the craft, the industry and well-being.

16th Street encourages applications from talented beginners and dedicated professionals.



To apply, for this acting program submit an application form. Once we receive your application, admissions will contact actors to arrange an audition and interview. If successful, applicants will receive an offer of enrollment to join the 2024 ensemble. 

We ask actors to prepare a monologue of their choice, between 2 – 3 minutes. Auditions will be held in person at the studio with the Head of Acting, Iain Sinclair or Artistic Director, Kim Krejus. Zoom auditions are available for overseas or interstate applicants. 

Before a final decision on enrollment, applicants will have an interview with Kim Krejus. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your acting ambitions, and ask questions regarding the studio and program.

During the audition period, we extend early offers throughout the year and ensembles may fill prior to 1 January 2024. To ensure a place is available for you, we encourage early applications.

The minimum age of entry is 18 years by the program start date.