Registration Information

Summer Camps & Year-Long Classes for Youth Ages 6-18
Musical Theatre • Acting • Singing • Speech • Playwriting

Registration for 17/18 Academy programming COMING SOON!

Please note the start dates for open registration below:

  • April 3 2017: 2017 Summer Programming Open Registration
  • June 1 2017: 2017-18 Yearlong Academy Programming Open Registration 


  • We commit to joyous play, rigour, and risk in equal measure, as we teach the craft of theatre.
  • We support student development by sharing our home: a bustling professional theatre with the best artists in Metro Vancouver, working on our stage, behind the scenes, and in our classrooms.
  • We provide process-based learning in a safe, supportive environment, fostering growth as individuals and as a community, with generosity and respect for others.
  • We train to strengthen skills that are vital for vibrant self-expression, helping students discover their own personal best while supporting fellow classmates.

Welcome to Gateway Academy for the Performing Arts

Gateway Academy for the Performing Arts, established in 1991, offers year-round acting, musical theatre, and performance training classes for youth aged 6–18. Professional actors, directors, playwrights and choreographers are engaged as instructors, teaching skills that enrich students in performance and in life. Find out what kind of experience your youth can have with us by reading our teaching philosophy.



The Gateway Academy is a unique school offering classes in theatre skills taught by local professionals. We suggest suitable age ranges for all classes. If you have questions about which class might best suit your child, please call our Education Manager at: 604.247.4975

The material presented in each class builds from the class before it, so we recommend students move through the program only once they fully grasp the theatre concepts presented to them. For most students, it is common to spend 2–3 years at each level. Older students in a class will be challenged by new responsibilities given to them by the instructors while younger students will blossom by learning with their senior classmates.


  • By phone: 604.247.4975
  • Online registration for 17/18 Academy programming coming soon!
  • In person: 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond BC. Visit us Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm

Payments can be made by credit card, cheque or cash. Please read our refund policy and registration notes.

Follow us on Social Media!

Education Manager

Shopping cart
Your shopping cart is empty.