Welcome to VADA Studios
Learn Why VADA is the First Choice to Become a Professional Actor
Get the Skills To Be a Professional Actor
If you’re driven to perform and ready to invest in your future as a professional actor, you owe it to yourself to consider Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts (VADA).
Each VADA instructor is a working professional with years of experience in the industry. We know exactly what it takes to make it in this business, so you get the intensive practical training, real-world techniques and career building skills and it takes to succeed.
Over 80% of VADA students achieve placement on an agent’s roster within 3 months of graduation. That means you’ll be going to auditions for paid professional jobs in a very short time.
Check Out the VADA Programs
Do your research. Once you look around, you will see that VADA will be at the top of your list for actor training. Our success rate of working, fulfilled graduates is so high, you’ll want to give yourself the best chances for success.
Do your research. Once you look around, you will see that VADA will be at the top of your list for actor training. Our success rate of working, fulfilled graduates is exceptional. Check out where our graduates are booking work at our Instagram page @vadastudios.
I took the full-time program at Vada. It was just amazing, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve grown as an actress. Teachers are just great and super knowledgeable. My favourite part of the 6 month DAP was the Hollywood field trip!
My experience with the PDAM course so far is phenomenal. Finishing up the 6 month program and now going directly into the post program has given me a great deal of confidence in my acting and auditioning ability.
“Vada has helped me gain the skills to be confident. Now I can follow my dream and work as an actor.”
Oct 2014 ~ There is no question in my mind that it was an amazing decision to attend this school. It is two weeks in to the 6-month program I am taking. This is hard for me to believe that only that much time has passed, when I have already learned so much! I can not expressed how I blessed I feel to have found this school. I am inspired every single day there. This is the start to an incredible wonderful life changing journey. Thank you VADA!
I’ve been taking scene study classes at VADA since Febuary 2015. It is basically the highlight of my week. Simon Longmore teaches with the right balance of discipline and fun. He is fully comitted to each and every person in the class and doesn’t mind to run overtime. He’s always avaiIable during the week in case of having problems/questions with our scenes. After 3 pm we can use the studio and props for rehearsels, which is absolutly amazing. I grew a lot as an actress since I’ve been going to this school and feel way more comfortable in front of camera.
“VADA alumni are often seen at my auditions, and the confidence they have acquired through their training never fails to set them apart from the crowd when it comes to booking the job. Talent may be something an actor is born with, but confidence and professionalism are learned. VADA is an excellent place to learn these skills.”
Sean Milliken Sean Milliken Casting (Vancouver)
Just completing the Part Time Intro to acting course. Awesome. Absolutley awesome!!
So awesome in fact, I have already signed up for the On going Scene Study Class. The teachers here are all working actors and really have their fingers on the pulse.
Simon has a fantastic rapport with the students. Intuitive, professional, yet down to earth, he makes the whole learning experience fun, whilst imparting a wealth of his knowledge of the craft of acting.
VADA also gives all the info required to actually market yourself as an actor. How to audition, headshot contacts and how to get an agent etc.
The passion for acting and for the student`s success can be felt as soon as you step into the building and chat to anyone. I had tried another school prior to VADA, but for me, it just didn`t hit the mark.
Vada Studios ticked all the boxes. If you truly want to pursue a career in acting and don`t know where to start, give VADA a call, or just pop in. You will not be disappointed. Top Notch!! – Paul Martin
I have had excellent experiences with Simon Longmore, as he is always courteous and professional. I have cast both him and his students in my various projects. My many years in the film industry have allowed me the opportunity to work with many talented people and I would include Simon in that group.
Maureen Webb Maureen Webb Casting