Summer Intensives

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 2024 intensives take place on Granville Island in July and August.


Acting: Theatre Intensive
Ages 9-12

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.

Acting: Film Intensive
Ages 9-12, 13-19

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 Intensive
Ages 6-10, 8-12, 13-19

Join us for a full week 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 rehearse a number of ensemble songs as well as solo performances.

Summerstage Musical Theatre Intensive
Ages 13-19
July 8-August 2 | Four Week Program!

Summerstage Musical Theatre Intensive is designed for emerging teen actors who are looking for a boost to their skills. Whether you’re seriously considering a career in theatre or you simply love musicals, our small class size gives students one-on-one training and personalized education opportunities. The only Metro Vancouver musical theatre intensive to offer its students the opportunity to perform a full-length Broadway musical, Summerstage focuses on both process and performance. Professional instruction will give teens valuable ensemble and solo experience, with a focus on voice training, dance, and acting.

Stagecraft Intensive
Ages 9-12, 12-19

Building on skills developed in the Stagecraft General Program, students blend creativity with technical skill, learning design elements of how productions come to life and how to work safely in a scene shop and backstage. They will work directly on the public presentations our programs create throughout the year, with an emphasis on collaborative design and practical use. Led by a combination of talented teachers and guest designers, students will create props, build set pieces, find and create costumes, and design sound and lights

Shakespeare on Screen
Ages 12-19
July 2-26 | Four Week Program!

Where classical acting meets the silver screen! In this 4-week immersive program, students will receive intensive training in classical acting techniques while adapting and producing The Bard’s work for film. Students receive acting, voice, and movement training while developing on-camera skills, operating equipment, and learning about set decoration, props, costumes, lighting, audio, sound and video editing, and much more. Previous acting experience strongly recommended.

Sketch Comedy & Improv Intensive
Ages 9-12, 13-19

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 aisles.

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