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6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada V7C 3V4
Phone: 604-270-1812

Gateway Academy

Gateway Academy, established in 1991, offers year-round acting, musical theatre, and performance training classes for youth aged 6–18. Professional actors, directors, playwrights, and choreographers are engaged as instructors, teaching skills that enrich students in performance and in life.

Sessional Theatre Classes

Whether a student is joining us in-person with safety protocols in place or from the comfort of home, our theatre classes are a fantastic outlet for social and creative energy, all while feeling safe and cared for in an intimate, small group setting. Our instructors are professional theatre artists impassioned to share their craft and support the growth of Academy youth.

Winter Session: January – April 2021 (14 classes)

In-Person Classes

Visit our site to learn more about our health and safety measures.

ACTING 演戲技巧 • 演戏技巧
Combine imagination with technique!
融入創意,把角色演繹得栩栩如生 • 融入创意,把角色演绎得栩栩如生
In this class, students develop acting skills integral to all theatrical disciplines including ensemble-building, storytelling, and character creation. Not only are students expanding their physical, vocal, and communication skills, but they are also learning transferable skills such as confidence, focus, listening, and trust-building.Acting Introduction
Ages 6-7 | Saturdays 9:30-10:30am
Winter: January 9 - April 24 2021 | $175

Acting A
Ages 8-10 | Mondays 5:00-6:30pm
Winter: January 11 – April 26 2021 | $280

Acting B
Ages 11-13 | Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm
Winter: January 14 – April 15 2021 | $375

Acting C
Ages 14-18 | Sundays 1:00-4:00pm
Winter: January 10 – April 25 2021 | $430



Do it all-Sing, dance, and act.
發揮潛能,成為一個能歌善舞的多元化表演者 • 发挥潜能,成为一个能歌善舞的多元化表演者

Students become well-rounded performers in this class while being immersed in the world of musicals. Young performers build confidence as they command the stage exploring vocal techniques, choreography, and expressing lyrics musically and dramatically.

Musical Theatre Introduction

Ages 6-7| Saturdays 12:00-1:30pm
Winter: January 9 – April 24 2021 | $240

Musical Theatre A

Ages 8-10| Tuesdays 5:00-6:30pm
Winter: January 12 – April 13 2021 | $285

Musical Theatre B

Ages 11-13 | Saturdays 3:00-5:00pm
Winter: January 9 – April 24 2021 | $380

Musical Theatre C

Ages 14-18 | Wednesdays 5:00-8:00pm
Winter: January 13 – April 24 2021 | $435

Online Classes (via Zoom)

SPEECH 聲線技巧•声线技巧
Speak so people will listen.
建立自信,靈活運用聲缐來清晰的表達內容和情感 • 建立自信,灵活运用声缐来清晰的表达内容和情感
Students learn to use their voice with strength and confidence. In this class, students improve vocal technique and public presence while developing a greater sense of self-awareness.

Speech A
Ages 8-10 | Mondays 5:15-6:15pm
Winter: January 11 – April 26 2021 | $215

Speech B
Ages 11-13 | Mondays 6:30-8:00pm
Winter: January 11 – April 26 2021 | $265


Our Mission
We believe that every child has a creative voice that should be nurtured. We believe that freedom of expression is necessary for healthy societies. We believe that theatre is a powerful means of creative expression that has the ability to transform individuals and society as a whole. Thus, we exist to share our love of theatre with our students.  We do this by creating a safe, respectful environment where our students:

  • Experience individual and collective success
  • Challenge themselves
  • Feel free to take risks
  • Pursue excellence
  • Enjoy the potential for personal transformation
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