Welcome to Vagabond School of the Arts, Chicago’s premier acting school for performers following a professional path.
Wherever your road might lead — from theatre to film and television — we’re committed to gathering the best instructors and best artists in one place so that there’s no road closed for your future.

Come explore with us, fellow vagabond. Your adventure awaits.


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Vagabond’s mission to nurture talent and keep everyone in Chicago busy working is a prime example of why Chicago has a nationwide reputation of being a collaborative, creative, and nurturing theatre/film community. Thanks for another solid workshop hosted by your school!
Tina M.

The coaching I received from Michael on my “EVIL DEAD: The Musical” audition definitely gave my work the shape and confidence it needed to succeed. I booked it!

Ryan C.
As someone new to the Chicago market after a nine year hiatus from the industry, one class at Vagabond let me know I was on the right trajectory. The instructors were present, involved, and gave personalized feedback — and I walked away with tools I could immediately implement to further my goals as a seasoned, albeit rusty, performer. Out, out with the rust!
Erika N.