Summer Intensives

Discover a passion for performance.

Fun, fast-paced summer intensives cover a large range of performance specialties. Develop your instincts as a performer, learn invaluable practical techniques from professionals, and craft stories with other young creatives.

Summer 2021 intensives take place on Granville Island in July and August. All classes follow strict health and safety protocol, including physical distancing and mandatory masks.


Acting Intensive
13-16 | July 19-23
Take to the stage and trust your instincts! In this one-week program, you’ll hone your acting chops, and improve your rehearsal and performance skills. Through theatre exercises, character study, and voice work, you’ll learn to make strong, consistent choices about your roles on stage. It’s the best way to feel confident in front of an audience.

Film Acting Intensive
Ages 13-16 | August 3-6
Join a group of like-minded teens and get hands on experience working on camera to take your acting to the next level. Craft your performance in a scene using text and character work to exploring filming on set. Learn how to be in the moment, how to surprise yourself in your work, and hone your audition techniques for film and television.

Musical Theatre
Ages 6-10 | July 5-16 & July 19-30
Ages 10-14 | July 5-16 & July 19-30
Join us for two full weeks in singing, dancing and acting, and experience the thrill of staging and performing a musical. Working with our director, choreographer, and musical director, students will be cast, rehearse, and create a live musical movie to share with parents and friends. Students will bring their own props and costumes from home to keep things safe. Younger students will perform a 20-30 minute show, and older students will perform a 40-50 minute show, filmed for parents in the safety of our studios.

Sketch Comedy and Improv Intensive
Ages 13-16 | July 26-30
Be bold and take your comedic and improv skills to the next level with the Sketch Comedy and Improv Intensive. Through a mixture of improvisation and writing, young actors will gain creative thinking, team building, and communication skills that will benefit them on the stage and in everyday life. Industry professionals will help you develop your technique, discipline and artistry. Work with other creative minds to explore, devise, and create sketches that will have them rolling in the isles.

Physical Theatre Intensive: Mask and Clown
Ages 11-14 | August 3-6
Go beyond the words on the page and experience the theatrical transformation that comes from working with Masks.  This introduction to physical theatre will explore various styles of mask work and clown through improvisation with stock characters of commedia dell’arte, full masks, neutral masks, as well as the smallest mask in the world, the clown nose.

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