Proven Success

At The Gately/Poole Acting Studio, we offer a new way to train. We work with a foundation in the Meisner Progression technique, but we’ve updated it to serve the unique needs of contemporary actors. Master teachers Kathryn Gately and Richard Poole have proven the success of their methods for several decades, training versatile, award-winning actors to find success in the competitive entertainment industry.

Success takes motivation, hard work, and the willingness to continually learn. Our acting studio is here to teach and inspire you. Take the next step toward achieving your dream. Find the right program for you and register now.

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james gandolfini
James Gandolfini

The Sopranos

zach roerig
Zach Roerig

Friday Night Lights

Lauren Holly

CSI: Miami

Kurt Sutter

Sons of Anarchy

Joe Minoso (Chicago Fire)
Joe Minoso

Chicago Fire

Justin Bruening (Grey's Anatomy)
Justin Bruening

Grey's Anatomy

Justin Mentell (Boston Legal)
Justin Mentell

Boston Legal

Kevin Chamberlin (Die Hard)
Kevin Chamberlin

Die Hard

Logan Huffman (Final Girl)
Logan Huffman

Final Girl

Mackenzie Parker

Sons Of Anarchy

Michael Ornstein (Sons Of Anarchy)
Michael Ornstein

Sons Of Anarchy

Roger Bart (American Gangster)
Roger Bart

American Gangster

Suzanne Schmidt (Sons Of Anarchy)
Suzanne Schmidt

Sons Of Anarchy


Award Winning Alumni: Tony, Emmy, Obie, Sag, Golden Globe, Theater World, Drama-Logue, Outer Critics, Joseph Jefferson, and Drama Desk Awards

Extensive Alumni Recognition and Success in Film, Television, and Stage

7 Top Ranking National & International Academic and Professional Programs

Head of 2 Urta/Nast Premiere Graduate and Undergraduate Acting Programs

One of the Most Renowned and Comprehensive Acting Studios/Conservatories in America

The London Workshops

& Intensives

The Gately/Poole Acting Studio places great value in thorough, in-depth, professional training. Traditionally, these programs are costly and take years to complete, so we created a new way to train. We offer the same comprehensive training, only accelerated. Our programs and intensives allow actors to get expert training in less time and at a more affordable price without losing quality.


The Acting Intensive

The Gately / Poole Acting Intensives are the foundation of the Gately / Poole training program. They are designed for actors who would prefer an accelerated, concentrated style training program to conventional, long-term programs.

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Weekend Workshop

You’ll jump into the Gately / Poole Training, with acting technique and text work, an on-camera workshop and classes in voice, speech, and movement. You’ll also get an Individualized Artist’s Evaluation with our Faculty before you leave, to give you insights into the areas that work for you, and areas where you can grow.

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