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 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 (Vancouver)
I just completed the TWI and it was such a great experience. VADA creates an environment that is super comfortable, with friendly and approachable teachers. The course covered a range of topics that were perfect to get a start in the acting industry.
“I am always impressed with the performance quality at VADA Showcase and Scene Night events, and I keep an eye on the talent coming out of this school. Led by the very personable and talented Simon Longmore, VADA’s team of dedicated and accomplished professionals make it an excellent training choice for up and coming Actors of all ages and abilities. Simon’s training, personality and vast experience, along with his equally impressive faculty, make VADA uniquely equipped to prepare students for the film and television industry. If you want to train as an actor in Vancouver, VADA is the real deal.”
Jenn Andrusco Agent: Cue Agency
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!
“My name is Jackie Lind and I am a Canadian casting director based in Vancouver whom on several occasions have been invited by Simon Longmore to sit on a panel to judge VADA’s annual show case. I am always pleasantly surprised with the calibre of actors in this event. They are well trained, confident and passionate students. For many years I have known Simon Longmore as a gifted actor, and of late have had the opportunity to see him pass on his talent and wealth of experience to his students. I am always confident when I have the opportunity to call any of his students into my auditioning room that they will be well prepared, professional and focused. VADA is a great school and I would recommend to anyone!”
Jackie Lind Jackie Lind Casting (Vancouver)