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Enhance your current theatre training

“I think that as an actor in Vancouver, it is important to be well-rounded in multiple disciplinary areas... All of these workshops helped me discover more about myself, and gave me a new skill set to focus on each time we got together.” ‒ 2017/18 Gateway Theatre Conservatory participant

Ready to take your theatre training to the next level? Apply to the Gateway Theatre Conservatory today! Twelve participants will be selected to learn from and connect with industry professionals.

The Gateway Theatre Conservatory is a training program that provides participants the unique opportunity to:

  • Explore elements of performance, production, and the theatre industry
  • Participate 8 workshops led by outstanding theatre professionals such as

    - Directing with Jovanni Sy

    - Playwriting & Autobiographic writing with Tetsuro Shigematsu

    - Text and Movement with Melissa Oei

    - And much more!
  • Watch and study all 6 Siganture Series shows at Gateway Theatre including Les Belles-SoeursEmpire of the SonIt’s a Wonderful LifeYoga PlayGross Misconduct, and GLORY

All shows are seen on a Saturday 2pm matinee.

All workshops take place on Sundays, 9:30am-12:30pm with some exceptions.

Applicant Criteria

  • Age 16 to 22
  • Are currently training or are in the early stages of their theatre career
  • Demonstrate a commitment to devoting more time to their artistic activity
  • Devote a minimum of 24 hours per week to their art
  • Demonstrate a readiness for the learning and commitment


Successful applicants will be required to pay a $150 (A portion of the program fee has already been subsidised, thanks to the RBC Foundation!)

How to Apply

  • Submit 
    • Application form - click here
    • Performance and/or production résumé
    • Headshot
    • Statement of Intention:
      • Written (Maximum 500 words) OR Video submission (5 minutes maximum, uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube) answering the following questions:
        • What do you hope to gain by participating in the Conservatory?
        • What are your interests and objectives as a theatre artist?
        • What makes you an ideal candidate?
        • Is there anything else you’d like to add or say?

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 9, 2018. Extended to October 29, 2018! Successful applicants will be notified by October 31, 2018. Please note: only successful applicants will be notified.

Questions can be directed to:

Alexa Fraser, Education Coordinator: or 604.247.4984

The Gateway Conservatory is part of Gateway Theatre’s Emerging Artist Program which is supported by the RBC Foundation.