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.”
I have taken the Ongoing Scene Study class at VADA since March 2015. On my first day of class, I knew I wanted to come back. As much as on camera work is important to me, I recently wanted to really work on my performance and scene analysis to really know my character. Simon teaches this class, and he makes you feel like you can accomplish anything. He takes the time with each actor, and provides examples of real life experience that may help us achieve the feeling or emotion that we want for our character. His acting tools are very unique and they tremendously help you come out of your shell and push yourself. I never felt like anyone was favorited more than another person, I felt very equal. His teaching style is super organic, and I really appreciate that. We are welcomed to be ourselves and I can’t stress enough how he really values his students and wants to see them succeed. If you want to work in a great environment, have fun and be surrounded by wonderful people, then there’s no question that this is the school for you. Looking forward to class every
week is the best feeling one can have!
In my dealings with Simon, I have always found him to be extremely professional, enthusiastic and hardworking. I have always been very impressed with the caliber of his students.
Coreen Mayrs Coreen Mayrs Casting Inc. (Vancouver)
I’ve been taking the on-going camera audition classes at VADA and they are exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’m a trained actor with screen experience and these classes are perfect for keeping my skills honed and pushing myself between jobs. VADA founder Simon Longmore is currently running these classes and provides a very constructive, honest viewpoint; You’ll be challenged to bring your best to every class, and I feel that my best has improved every week because of it. Without question, this is a brilliant training environment for working actors.
This course exceeded my expectations! I loved the feedback, variety and fast pace!
Sept 2014 ~ I chose VADA because I am interested in the professional world of film and television acting. VADA combines excellence in professional training with experienced teachers who are also working professionals who understand the business as it really is. Classes are packed with relevant information that students of any background can use to get started or further their career in entertainment. The staff are all friendly and classes are small enough to develop a personal working relationship between teacher and student. VADA is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver near job opportunities, and students are encouraged to seek real work experience while attending VADA. VADA combines theory and practice to give students the best opportunity for success during their studies.