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Gateway Theatre

6500 Gilbert Road
Richmond , BC , V7C 3V4
Phone: 604-270-1812
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Gateway Theatre enriches the quality of life in Richmond and surrounding communities by creating outstanding professional theatre and serving as a dynamic hub for the performing arts. Incorporated in 1982, Gateway is a vital member of the professional theatre scene in the Lower Mainland. Gateway’s professional activity includes a six-show English-language Signature Series, the Pacific Festival of contemporary theatre in Chinese, and a play development program. We also provide theatre education and performance training classes for youth ages 6-18 via Gateway Theatre Academy. As a venue, Gateway Theatre also provides a much-needed rental space for professional and community producers.


We also provide theatre education and performance training classes for youth ages 6-18 via Gateway Theatre Academy. We offer year-long and sessional classes, as well as summer camps throughout the year.

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Theatre Classes for Kids and Teens

Theatre Classes for Kids and Teens
兒童秋冬季戲劇課程 • 儿童秋冬季戏剧课程

Immerse your child in a professional theatre environment! 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.

'[Academy] was integral to my daughter’s wellbeing this year: the consistency, the joy, the activity.' - Academy Parent

Acting • 演戲技巧 • 演戏技巧

In Person Ages 6-18 In these classes, 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. Learn more

Musical Theatre • 音樂劇 • 音乐剧

In Person | Ages 6-18 Students become well-rounded performers in these classes 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. Learn more

Sensory Friendly Acting • 感官友好表演夏令營 • 感官友好表演夏令营

Online | Ages 9-16 We are excited to offer sensory friendly acting classes to empower neurodivergent youth including but not limited to youths with Autism, Asperger syndrome, attention deficient disorder, and other sensory processing and developmental divergence. These classes are intended to be online so students can learn and express themselves in the comfort of their own home, potentially reducing stimuli. In this class, students will work collaboratively, find a sense of belonging in an ensemble, develop social and communication skills, and build confidence in their own abilities. Learn more

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 sizes, 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 quick summary of our health and safety measures here, or explore our detailed health and safety procedures.

Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Rd, Richmond

Financial Support
Gateway Academy believes in providing access to theatre arts training, regardless of financial means. Explore our scholarship opportunities, and if you are a family experiencing temporary financial hardship, please apply to our Bursary Program.

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