Did you know that many famous scholars credit performing arts, specifically acting, with their success later in life?  Gateway Academy offers something for the extroverts and introverts in your life. Whether your child has been singing and dancing around the house since they could walk, or is terrified to step on stage, theatre classes instill valuable life skills to every level of experience.  Acting helps students put themselves in the shoes of a character and imagine another world. Key skills such as vocal projection, movement on stage, and building trust with their peers are crucial for success in all areas of life. Hone your child’s natural talents and build resiliency, creativity, and connection with peers from skilled educators.

Intro classes for ages 6-7 are currently offered by Gateway Theatre and run from January to April from as little as $175 for 13 classes; it’s a perfect opportunity to try out one semester of Acting to see if it is the right fit. Children will receive instruction from professional working artists who are not only skilled in their individual crafts but also passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise with students.

If you’re unable to make those classes, stay tuned for Gateway Academy’s Acting and Musical Theatre camps this summer and year-long classes next fall!



Combine imagination with technique! Acting is more than just stepping into character; integral life skills such as communication, ensemble work, vocal training, and storytelling are developed. Gain confidence as effective actors and communicators through exercises, improvisation, and scene work. Act fast and register before the class is full!

Musical Theatre

Do it all—sing, dance and act. Immerse in the music, text and choreography of a musical, learning characterization and storytelling along the way. Working as an ensemble will help build the confidence and skills youth need to be triple-threat performers. This session is currently full, but Gateway Academy has opened a waitlist. Tap your toes and cross your fingers for an opening to this popular class!

Financial Assistance: Gateway Academy believes in providing access to theatre arts training, regardless of financial means. Visit their website to learn about scholarship opportunities, and if you are a family experiencing temporary financial hardship, please apply to their Bursary Program.

Theatre Classes at Gateway Academy:

When: January-April 2023
Time: after school during the week; various times on the weekend
Where: Gateway Theatre
Address: 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
Phone: 604-270-1812