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Theatre Classes for Kids and Teens Ages 6-18

兒童秋冬季戲劇課程 • 儿童秋冬季戏剧课程

In-Person Classes | Online Classes | Health and Safety | Financial Support

At Gateway Academy we believe in creativity, courage and connection, and in times like these, our core tenets are more important than ever. By providing our students the space they need to create, express themselves, and connect with one another, we aim to contribute to our students' emotional and social well-being, reminding them that it’s okay to have fun right now.  

Whether a student is joining us in-person with safety protocols in place or from the comfort of home, our theatre classes are a fantastic outlet for social and creative energy, all while feeling safe and cared for in an intimate, small group setting. Our instructors are professional theatre artists impassioned to share their craft and support the growth of Academy youth.

Register for both Fall and Winter sessions of the same class for Acting, Musical Theatre, or Speech and SAVE 14%! Secure your spot today – we have limited spots available.

Fall Session: October – December 2020 (10 classes) – Registration deadline: Sept 28
Winter Session: January – April 2021 (14 classes) – Registration deadline: January 2
 
Please read our Payment Information and Refund Policy prior to registering for classes. 
 

 

IN-PERSON CLASSES 

 

 ACTING 演戲技巧 • 演戏技巧
Combine imagination with technique!
融入創意,把角色演繹得栩栩如生 • 融入创意,把角色演绎得栩栩如生
In this class, students develop acting skills integral to all theatrical disciplines including ensemble-building, storytelling, and character creation. Not only are students expanding their physical, vocal, and communication skills, but they are also learning transferable skills such as confidence, focus, listening, and trust-building.
 
Acting Introduction
Ages 6-7
Saturdays 9:30-10:30am
Fall: October 3 - Dec 12 2020  
$150
Winter: January 9 - April 24 2021
$175
 
Acting A
Ages 8-10
Mondays 5:00-6:30pm
Fall: October 5 - Dec 14 2020
$235
Winter: January 11 – April 26 2021
$280
 
Acting B
Ages 11-13
Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm
Fall: October 8 – December 10 2020
$310
FALL SESSION FULL. To put your name on the waitlist, please fill out our registration form.
Winter: January 14 – April 15 2021
$375
 
Acting C
Ages 14-18
Sundays 1:00-4:00pm
Fall: October 4 – December 13 2020
$335
Winter: January 10 – April 25 2021
$430
 
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:
Register Online Now
Register for both Fall and Winter sessions of the same class and SAVE 14%!
 
MUSICAL THEATRE 音樂劇•音乐剧
Do it all-Sing, dance, and act.
發揮潛能,成為一個能歌善舞的多元化表演者 • 发挥潜能,成为一个能歌善舞的多元化表演者
Students become well-rounded performers in this class while being immersed in the world of musicals. Young performers build confidence as they command the stage exploring vocal techniques, choreography, and expressing lyrics musically and dramatically. 
 
 Musical Theatre Introduction
Ages 6-7
Saturdays 12:00-1:30pm
Fall: October 3 – Dec 12 2020
$200
Winter: January 9 – April 24 2021
$240
 
Musical Theatre A
Ages 8-10
Tuesdays 5:00-6:30pm
Fall: October 6 – December 8 2020
$240
Winter: January 12 – April 13 2021
$285
 
Musical Theatre B
Ages 11-13
Saturdays 3:00-5:00pm
Fall: October 3 – Dec 12 2020
$315
FALL SESSION FULL. To put your name on the waitlist, please fill out our registration form.
Winter: January 9 – April 24 2021
$380
 
Musical Theatre C
Ages 14-18
Wednesdays 5:00-8:00pm
Fall: October 7 – December 16 2020 
$360 
FALL SESSION FULL. To put your name on the waitlist, please fill out our registration form.
Winter: January 13 – April 14 2021
$435
WINTER SESSION FULL. To put your name on the waitlist, please fill out our registration form.
 
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:
Register Online Now
Register for both Fall and Winter sessions of the same class and SAVE 14%!
 
Health and Safety
The health and safety of our students is of the utmost importance. To maintain a safe learning environment, we are reducing our in-person class size to a maximum of eight students, increasing our cleaning frequency, screening our students for illness before each class and practicing physical distancing during class. We will also be asking our students to aid us in creating a safe and comfortable learning environment. Find a quick summary of our health and safety measures here, or explore our detailed health and safety plan. Students may choose to wear a mask during class. 
 
Location
 

Weekday classes:
Quilchena Golf and Country Club
Mountain View room, 2nd floor
3551 Granville Ave, Richmond

Weekend classes:
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Rd, Richmond
Studio B

 

ONLINE CLASSES (VIA ZOOM)

 

SPEECH 聲線技巧•声线技巧
Speak so people will listen.
建立自信,靈活運用聲缐來清晰的表達內容和情感 • 建立自信,灵活运用声缐来清晰的表达内容和情感
Students learn to use their voice with strength and confidence. In this class, students improve vocal technique and public presence while developing a greater sense of self-awareness.
 
Speech A
Ages 8-10
Mondays 5:15-6:15pm
Fall: October 5 – December 14 2020
$180
Winter: January 11 – April 26 2021
$215
 
Speech B
Ages 11-13
Mondays 6:30-8:00pm
Fall: October 5 – December 14 2020
$220
Winter: January 11 – April 26 2021
$265
 
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:
Register Online Now
Register for both Fall and Winter sessions of the same class and SAVE 14%!
 
CREATING IN NEW SPACES
Embracing creation for performance in these shifting times.
From TikTok, to a one-person show, to a physically distanced outdoor production, the possibilities are now endless when creating performances. Going beyond a typical playwriting class, students will explore the writing and creation process in a variety of mediums with short projects. Using their creativity and imagination, students will then take what they have learned into a final project of their own vision.
 
CREATING IN NEW SPACES B
Ages 11-13
November 7 2020 - March 6 2021
Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm
$490
 
CREATING IN NEW SPACES C
Ages 14-18
Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm
November 4 2020 – March 3 2021
$500
 
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:
Register Online Now
 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT 

Gateway Academy believes in providing access to theatre arts training, regardless of financial means. Explore our scholarship opportunities, and if you are a family experiencing temporary financial hardship, please apply to our Bursary Program.
 

 
If you have any questions, please contact:
Ruth McIntosh
Education Manager
 
QUICK LINKS

• ​​​Fall & Winter Sessional Classes
• Summer Camps
• Academy Faculty

• Scholarships
Bursaries
• FAQ

 

If you have any questions, please contact:
Ruth McIntosh
Education Manager
Admin