Why VADA?

Filming an action scene on set
VADA, a top-notch acting academy, is conveniently located in Vancouver BC, nicknamed “Hollywood North”

See What Makes Us the Industry Benchmark for Actor Training

Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts (VADA) is here to help you achieve your goals as a professional actor. The first obstacle to that is getting proper representation by a licensed Talent Agent. Since 2000, VADA has the highest actor/agency placement in the country. We boast that over 80% of our students achieve placement on an Agents roster within 3 months of graduationThat means you will be going to auditions for paid professional jobs in a very short amount of time.

How Do We Do This? 

VADA sets the standard for outstanding training of actors and actresses. Every staff member who works at VADA is also a professional performer. That means every single person brings a wealth of knowledge and awareness to the studio. There is not a week that goes by where one of the staff is either on set, auditioning or preparing for a professional interview. Simply put, at VADA we teach by example.

What is it Like at VADA? 

Many previous students claim VADA feels like a tight knit family. There is a comfort here, where people can be their true selves and express themselves without judgement or criticism. The laser-focussed dedication of the staff, coupled with an industry-driven curriculum makes VADA the premiere choice for any serious actor.

Who Has Trained at Our Studio? 

People from all walks of life have attended VADA to improve their acting. Many of our alumni went on to become celebrities and have hugely successful careers. Others have used their training at VADA to move them into other avenues of show business. Over the past 15 years we have had Writers, Producers, Directors, Stunt Performers, Singers, Dancers, Athletes, Comedians, Talent Agents, Casting Directors, Editors and Acrobats come through our doors to help improve their understanding of the craft of acting.

What is Our Approach? 

It is a varied array of techniques and methodologies. We have taken modern and contemporary perspectives and expertly blended those with the classic acting technologies of the past. We pull from modern day master teachers to the classic techniques from Stanislavsky, Adler, Laban, Alexander, Meisner and countless more.

Who Can Do This?  

Almost anyone. We have an open door policy for all who want to act. VADA welcomes all artists who want to improve their skills. We have no strict entrance exams or interviews. In short, we love acting and anyone who wants to join is welcome to.

We Help You Get Your Career Started! 

Here at VADA, we pride ourselves on our ability to create opportunities for students to connect with industry players. This means you will have chances to perform in front of local talent agents and casting directors during the program and in our Showcase Event.

My experience at VADA has been truly wonderful. This is an amazing community of passionate people who care about both their work and the development of their students. All of the teachers are actively working in the industry which allows you to get a good sense of what is involved and what is required of you. The people attending this school are equally amazing and you are continuously surrounded by dedicated and inspiring individuals. I would not hesitate at all to recommend this school to anyone. Amazing place!
Sara Steil

Start Your Acting Career Today…

Join VADA, no other school gives you better support to kickstart your career after graduation! If you’re ready to hone your professional acting skills then Contact Us and we’ll help you get started! Or give us a call at 604-633-1525 to speak to a friendly and knowledgeable VADA Admissions Advisor today.