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Sensory Friendly Acting Camp
This online camp will provide a safe space for neurodivergent youth and children to work collaboratively, find a sense of belonging in an ensemble, and develop interpersonal skills. Learning in the comfort of their own home, students will be exploring how to use their bodies and voices to create characters and tell stories. All abilities are welcomed and no experience is required! The instructor will adapt to each student to ensure they are able to grow and learn from where they are.

If you would like to learn more about the class, please contact Ruth McIntosh, Education Manager at 604-247-4975 or


Sensory Friendly Acting Classes coming this fall and winter. Stay tuned and visit our sessional classes page for more details.

In the Community

Richmond News | Sensory-friendly camps offered at Richmond Gateway Theatre

“We want to include youth on the autism and neurodiverse spectrum in our camps because like other kids, they need that sense of connection and creative opportunities especially during this time...” Read the full interview with Ruth McIntosh, Education Manager.

AutismBC | AutismBC Highlights Gateway Theatre Sensory Friendly Acting Camps & Inclusive Theatre

Why was it important to us to provide a Sensory Friendly Acting Camp this summer? Check out this chat featuring Natasha Zacher, Instructor (bottom-left), Ruth McIntosh, Education Manager (bottom-right) and Jake Anthony (top-right) from AutismBC! 

Financial Support
Gateway Academy believes in providing access to theatre arts training, regardless of financial means. If your family is experiencing temporary financial hardship, please apply to our Bursary Program generously supported by Wynford Strata Management. 

About the Instructor

Natasha Zacher (she/her)
Natasha is an actor, producer, and facilitator living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Natasha has been teaching, facilitating and creating youth and adult theatre arts programs that centre neurodivergence for over ten years, both in Canada and the UK. Previous work has included projects with ArtStarts in Schools (Vancouver), DreamArts (London, UK) and Chickenshed Theatre (London, UK). This work has included providing one-to-one support for participants, crafting programming around a spectrum of learning styles, and engaging in consultation around supporting neurodivergence in creative spaces. Natasha has a significant history with Gateway Theatre: she held the role of Education Coordinator from 2014-2016, and has since joined the Academy Faculty! Natasha values creative spaces that are inclusive, playful and trusting. She is also a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC.

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