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 ~ Kathy offers a space in which you can be completely free to act, ask and express yourself. She has the ability to bring amazing things out in you. She assists you in connecting to the material. The class is so much fun and I would highly recommend it.
VADA is the best acting school I have attended in Vancouver. I recently finished the TWI course and being taught by actors who are currently in the business was very helpful. It was awesome to connect with other actors as well, and see my work on camera in order to make the changes I needed to make. Also, the staff is so lovely. Thank you VADA!
Sept 2014 ~ I grew up in my high school theatre. Upon graduating, I knew that I would pursue an acting career. I first met Vada at a career fair. After some deliberation, I eventually chose them due, in most part, to Natasha. Her kind, light-hearted personality coupled with a curriculum based on the business side of acting as well as the typical tools (i.e. movement, improvisation etc.) really sold me on the school. I am now in my third week of my six month journey. Already, I see my peers as a community, if not a family. The teachers are personable, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. I’m very excited to see what the rest of the program will bring me, and what I can do after the end of the course.
I have known Simon Longmore as an actor and Director of VADA for seven years. While other acting schools were becoming insolvent, VADA remained a busy, creative center, due to Simon’s ability to pass on his passion for acting and to do so with integrity. I often audition actors who have trained at VADA and they carry an air of expertise and confidence into the room, giving me confidence in Simon’s ability as a teacher. I always recommend actors continue their training, no matter at what stage they are in their career, and would not hesitate to recommend Simon and VADA.
Lynne Carrow Lynne Carrow Casting (Vancouver)
Simons efforts and dedication over the years as both an actor and acting instructor has always been 100%. I have auditioned many of his students who have obviously benefited from his teaching.