Top 10 Best Acting Schools in Nigeria & Location (2024)

There are several excellent acting schools in Nigeria that provide quality training to aspiring professional actors and actresses. It’s the duty of every film school in Nigeria to educate aspiring actors and actresses about acting techniques and skills.

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Enrolling in any of the best acting schools in the country will boost your confidence as an actor as you would be certified and qualified to act any given role or script in the movie industry. Attending these institutions might help you improve your communication abilities while also assisting you in developing confidence.

You should know that not attending acting schools does not replace your acting talent, but can assist you in developing your creativity and offer wide range of opportunities in the Nigerian film industry. Below are some of the top acting schools in Nigeria, with their location, contact details and fees to learn how to be an actor or actress in the country.


The best acting schools in Nigeria are mostly located in Lagos and Abuja. If you are searching for the best acting schools in Lagos or Abuja, take a look at our list of film schools in Nigeria to find out where to attend.


This is one of the most popular film academy in Lagos established by one of Nigeria’s top movie director, Wale Adenuga. At PEFTI Film Institute, you learn various acting-related courses ranging from film or TV production, theatre arts, dance, cinematography,  music, photography, etc. Most of the best Nollywood producers and directors trained at this Institute where certification is given after a 2 year diploma course is completed.

Thier location is at No 6, Rasmon Street, Oshodi Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria. You can reach them via their phone numbers at 07029708330 or 07031622270. To apply at PEFTI, visit their website at


Lufodo Academy Performing Arts (LAPA) is also another good film school in Lagos you can attend to horn your acting skills and talent. This movie academy is owned by Olu Jacobs and his wife, Joke Silva, Nigeria’s Nollywood veterans. Aside acting, other courses you can learn include cinematography, script-writing, film critique, etc.

This academy is located at No. 7, Harmony Crescent, Lekki Penninsula II, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. Their phone number to contact them is 08142276216, 08163106333, 08055112613. To know more about this film school, visit their website at email them at for more inquiries.


The best acting school in Abuja, Nigeria is Del-York Creative. Linus Idahosa, the founder of the film academy, partnered with the New York film academy to provide training in a variety of areas such as: acting, producing, directing, script-writing, special effects, costume design and a variety of other movie courses are available through Del-York Creative.

You can locate them at their address at No 8A, Justice Modupe Omo-Eboh, Off Glover Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. Their phone number or contacts are 08140000498, 09097432367, 01-8132237, 08058883888. E-mail: while their website is


Are you ready to pursue a career as an actor or actress in Nollywood? Enem Ikong founded the Royal Arts Academy in March 2010, which specializes in teaching potential directors, producers, etc on acting, directing, theatre arts, and dance.

Their address is located at No 4 Adebisi Close, Off Ajao, Off Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos Nigeria. To reach out to them via phone number, dial 08023527159. For inquiries, reach them via email at Their website is


Disciples Film and Television Institute is a leading acting school in Lagos offering various certification courses in film-making. Courses ranging from drama, film directing, movie production, and other acting related courses can be studied at this school.

Their office address is located at No. 37, Arobaba Street, Idimu Egbeda, Alimosho, Lagos Nigeria. You can call their phone numbers 08028306534, 08052913747 and 08035258156
to make inquiries or visit their website at


This academy isn’t as popular as the rest, but has what it takes to ensure that your acting career is on the right course. Established by one of the best and talented Nigerian actor in the Nollywood movie industry, Yul Edochie, you can be sure that you are getting the best in terms of experience, professionalism and quality if you choose to register there as an upcoming actor or actress.

Yul Edochie’s film academy office address is at Dkk Plaza, KM 46 Lekki-Epe Express, Farms Bustop Beside Splash Bar, Ajah, Lagos in Nigeria. Call their agent with the following phone numbers at 09038300784, 07012775557, 09037359580.


Courses like pictures and video editing, drama & photography, scriptwriting, and film directing and productions are what Brilliant Films Academy offer those who register at this academy. They are also one of the best film academies in Lagos where you can enroll to learn or sharpen your skills in acting.

Brilliant Films Academy office location is at No 87, Ipaja Road, Agege, Lagos Nigeria. Their phone number is 07037601449.


HD film academy is one of the best acting schools in Abuja where different types of film courses are offered. You get to also recieve your certificate after you are done at this school.


If you want to be a certified professional actor, J-World Music & Film Academy are one of the best film schools to attend in Lagos. To become an expert in filmmaking or if you want to improve your skills and knowledge, then you should visit this academy at their office address located at  Road 16, Plot 18, Ikota Villa Estate, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. You can call their phone line at 0806 315 4192 and 09072097976.


Established by one of the richest Yoruba actors and actresses in the country, Scene One School of Drama also known as Funke Akindele acting school is a top film academy in Nollywood industry. They are located in Ikeja, Lagos and their phone number is 09091391147 and 09091391146.


These various film schools have their fees if you choose to enroll with them. To know how much you would pay to register at any of these acting schools, you might have to visit any of these schools in person as the fees is dependent on the courses and duration. While there are other top acting schools located in Abuja or in Lagos or in any other major cities in Nigeria, the above 10 we listed are the best in the movie industry.

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Oluchi Chukwu

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