Theatre Classes for Youth

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 9:30am to Monday, December 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event Type: 
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
British Columbia

At Gateway Academy we believe in creativity, courage and connection, and in times like these, our core tenets are more important than ever. By providing our students the space they need to create, express themselves, and connect with one another, we aim to contribute to our student’s emotional and social well-being, reminding them that it’s okay to have fun right now.  

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.

Register for both Fall and Winter sessions of the same class for Acting, Musical Theatre, or Speech and SAVE 14%! Secure your spot today – we have limited spots available.

Fall Session: October – December 2020 (10 classes)

Winter Session: January – April 2021 (14 classes)


 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
Fall: October 3 - Dec 12 2020  
Winter: January 9 - April 24 2021

Acting A
Ages 8-10
Mondays 5:00-6:30pm
Fall: October 5 - Dec 14 2020
Winter: January 11 – April 26 2021

Acting B
Ages 11-13
Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm
Fall: October 8 – December 10 2020
Winter: January 14 – April 15 2021


Acting C
Ages 14-18
Sundays 1:00-4:00pm
Fall: October 4 – December 13 2020
Winter: January 10 – April 25 2021



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
Fall: October 3 – Dec 12 2020
Winter: January 9 – April 24 2021


Musical Theatre A
Ages 8-10
Tuesdays 5:00-6:30pm
Fall: October 6 – December 8 2020
Winter: January 12 – April 13 2021


Musical Theatre B
Ages 11-13
Saturdays 3:00-5:00pm
Fall: October 3 – Dec 12 2020
Winter: January 9 – April 24 2021


Musical Theatre C
Ages 14-18
Wednesdays 5:00-8:00pm
Fall: October 7 – December 16 2020
Winter: January 13 – April 24 2021

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our students is of the utmost importance. To maintain a safe learning environment, we are reducing our in-person class size to a maximum of eight students, increasing our cleaning frequency, screening our students for illness before each class and practicing physical distancing during class. We will also be asking our students to aid us in creating a safe and comfortable learning environment. Find a summary of our health and safety measures through our website. Students may choose to wear a mask during class. 


Weekday classes:
Quilchena Golf and Country Club
Mountain View room, 2nd floor
3551 Granville Ave, Richmond

Weekend classes:
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Rd, Richmond
Studio B


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
Fall: October 5 – December 14 2020
Winter: January 11 – April 26 2021


Speech B
Ages 11-13
Mondays 6:30-8:00pm
Fall: October 5 – December 14 2020
Winter: January 11 – April 26 2021


Embracing creation for performance in these shifting times.
From TikTok, to a one-person show, to a physically distanced outdoor production, the possibilities are now endless when creating performances. Going beyond a typical playwriting class, students will explore the writing and creation process in a variety of mediums with short projects. Using their creativity and imagination, students will then take what they have learned into a final project of their own vision.


Ages 11-13
November 7 2020 - March 6 2021
Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm


Ages 14-18
Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm
November 4 2020 – March 3 2021