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ADULT COURSES

Learn the craft of theatre making in a friendly, supportive environment. Our courses for adults (18+) are aimed at students who are interested in learning about theatre, creating theatre, and being part of a warm, vibrant community.


Acting 101

Join us for a 10-week acting course—no experience required! Learn the foundations of acting: character creation, scene work, improvisation, physical theatre, storytelling, and more. If you have a passion for the stage or simply want to try something new, this is the place for you.

Mondays, Sep 19–Nov 21, 2022*, 6–8 PM
*No class on Oct 10; class will take place on Oct 11
BMO Theatre Centre
Cost: $130 + GST
Instructor: Hila Graf

SOLD OUT



Musical Theatre 101

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in a musical? Join us at the Arts Club for this all-levels class that will put you through the paces of rehearsing and performing a big, beautiful, Broadway ensemble number. Led by a team of industry professionals, we’ll take you from music rehearsal through staging and choreography as we explore how music, movement, and story are woven together to reach the heights of expression only found in musical theatre.

Wednesdays, Sep 28–Nov 30, 2022, 7–9 PM
BMO Theatre Centre and Granville Island Stage
Cost: $200 + GST
Instructor: Peter Jorgensen

SOLD OUT



Community Creates

A devised theatre program for adults, Community Creates invites community member to come together and create an original show in tandem. Students will explore acting, writing, and movement while working as an ensemble to create an original performance that will be staged and performed on the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre. No previous experience is needed.

Jan 16–Mar 27, 2023 (full schedule TBA)
BMO Theatre Centre
Cost: $250 + GST
Instructor: Hila Graf



Playwriting 101

Join us for an 8-week playwriting course! Open to all skill levels, this class will teach the fundamentals of playwriting, from character development and dialogue to conflict and scene structure. If you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics, or if you want to find your voice in writing, we hope to see you there!

Thursdays, Feb 9–Mar 30, 2023, 6–8 PM
Online (via Zoom)
Cost: $110 + GST
Instructor: Sydney Marino



Playwriting 102

This is the next step for playwrights. Bring your first draft or synopsis for a collaborative workshop that will help you further develop your play.

Thursdays, Apr 13–Jun 1, 2023, 6–8 PM
Online (via Zoom)
Cost: $110 + GST
Instructor: Sydney Marino



Improv Flight

In partnership with Tightrope Theatre
In this 8-week course, you will taste a little bit of all the different elements that are part of improv. Whether you’re new to spontaneity, or an experienced player, this course will give you the skills you need to take your game to the next level while being a part of a like-minded ensemble. Just like any “flights” taster, it's a chance to expand your horizons! For theatre enthusiasts, actors, directors, writers, or any curious human who wants to taste the magic of Improvisation. All experience levels welcome.

Thursdays, Apr 27–Jun 15, 2023, 7–9 PM
BMO Theatre Centre
Cost: $250 + GST
Instructor: Jeff Gladstone



Full subsidy spots are available on a case-by-case, first-come-first-serve basis. For more information, contact Hila Graf, Education & Community Engagement Manager, at hgraf@artsclub.com.


THIS PROGRAM IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY

Community members (aged 18+) are invited to several free and social online theatre sessions. Get creative, playful, and meet new friends!

Wed, Nov 16
11AM–12:30PM (PDT)

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Wed, Jan 18
11AM–12:30PM (PDT)

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Wed, Mar 15
11AM–12:30PM (PDT)

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For more information reach out to Hila Graf, Education & Community Engagement Manager at hgraf@artsclub.com