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’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.
In the dealings that I have had with Simon and VADA, there has always been an essence of professionalism. They set the standard to which all others look to attain. The talent that is produced by VADA is easily comparable to talent located outside of Canada. I often see talent that has trained at VADA compete for jobs in the American movie market. Training at this studio will only help your career.
Dean E. Fronk Pemrick/Fronk Casting (Los Angeles)
“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) Emmy Award Winning Casting Director
Sept 2014 ~ I’ve only recently started at VADA doing the 6 month full-time program but I already am in love with it! I wasn’t too sure what to expect but I can easily say that it has gone far beyond anything I could have imagined. What I love most about it are the teachers! Simon (the owner) has an extremely talented and professional group of instructors who are all current actors in the industry today. As a result, they are able to bring the knowledge from what they’ve done and give us real, hands-on experience with the various techniques in improv, auditioning, script analysis, voice and speech, movement, as well as the business side of acting. It is a very safe environment. The instructors and the classmates are extremely supportive of one another and encourage each person to give as much as they possibly can when performing. They help you to build confidence and lessen self-judgment. The classroom is always full of energy and excitement. It definitely is a lot of hard work too! You start to explore and discover emotions that you never really knew about before and you learn how to use that emotion to make you an even better performer, both on stage and off.
Aug 2014 ~ I have been training in the Ongoing Scene Study class at VADA for the last few months with Simon Longmore (Owner & Founder) and Kathleen Duborg. All I can say is: It has been fantastic. The instruction is of high quality, in a warm, friendly, welcoming, unpretentious way. I truly feel like an equal, a fellow creative working with other creatives in pursuit of making dreams come true. Walking into the facility gets me excited about acting. There is always an underlying buzz of passion, and the fact that you’re surrounded by actors is a huge plus. Another perk at this school is the FREE introductory workshops. Prospective students get a taste of what the classes, coaches, and student body is like without having to (apprehensively, perhaps) commit to signing up for the course. If you choose to attend VADA, you can rest assured that you are in good hands!