A group of nine teens perform onstage wearing business suits and standing in a row next to a water cooler
Donor Funded

Creative Teens Theatre

That's a wrap on the 2022–2023 Creative Teens Theatre program! Stay tuned for more information on the 2023–2024 season registration.

Aimed at students in grades 7–12, the Creative Teens Theatre program invites students to collaboratively create an original show based on ideas and stories that they are passionate about.

Students will learn a variety of drama techniques and styles, such as acting, character creation, comedy, physical theatre, scriptwriting, movement, and more. This year's program is using a hybrid model of both in-person and online classes: Sunday classes will take place at an Arts Club studio, while Wednesday night classes will take place over Zoom. The class will work as an ensemble to create and shape the program's final showcase—an original show written and performed by the cohort on an Arts Club stage!

This is the place for young people who are passionate about performance and storytelling, who want to express themselves freely and take ownership of their creative work

For more information, contact Kevan Ellis, Director of Education, at kellis@artsclub.com.


Creative Teen Theatre Sponsors: Marin Investments Ltd., Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group

Roberta Beiser
River Foundation

Tuition: $450 + GST (limited subsidy spots available on a case-by-case basis)
Class size: 14 students maximum

  1. Complete the program registration form
  2. Complete the tuition payment


Aidan Parker/Lead Instructor
AIDAN PARKER, INSTRUCTOR Aidan is a Vancouver-based educator, writer, improvisor, and actor. He holds a BFA from the School of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. He performs regularly as a cast member with both Tightrope Impro Theatre and the Asian Canadian improv troupe Fistful of Kicks, and has performed in comedy festivals across North America. He loves teaching improv, clowning, and devised theatre to students aged 5–70 for many institutions including Tightrope Impro Theatre, the East End Boys Club Network, Improvcamp, UBC Improv, the Canadian Improv Games, and Instant Theatre. He was the co-founder and director of Instant Theatre’s Colour Commentary, which aims to bring more BIPOC representation into improv classrooms and stages. He is an instructor for the Arts Club's Student Experience Workshops, Creative Teens Theatre, and community outreach programs, where he teaches and builds shows with students from equity-deserving communities across Canada.

Mikenzie Page/Assistant Instructor
MIKENZIE PAGE, ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR Mikenzie (she/her) is a theatre artist, writer, and creator currently based on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. Mikenzie is a recent graduate of Studio 58’s acting program and is passionate about art that is honest, exciting, and based in play. She is so excited to be back working at the Arts Club and so incredibly stoked to create some super cool art in Creative Teens this spring.

Spring 2023

Week #1
Sun, Apr 2: 10 AM–1 PM, Newmont Stage
Wed, Apr 5: 5–6:30 PM, Zoom

Week #2
Sun, Apr 9: NO CLASS (Easter Sunday)
Wed, Apr 12: 5–6:30 PM, Zoom

Week #3
Sun, Apr 16: 10 AM–1 PM, Studio A
Wed, Apr 19: 5–6:30 PM, Zoom

Week #4
Sun, Apr 23: 10 AM–1 PM, Studio A
Wed, April 26: 5–6:30 PM, Zoom

Week #5
Sun, Apr 30: 10 AM–1 PM, Studio A
Wed, May 3: 5–6:30 PM, Zoom

Week #6
Sun, May 7: 10 AM–1 PM, Studio B
Wed, May 10: 5–6:30 PM, Zoom

Week #7
Sun, May 14: 10 AM–1 PM, Newmont Stage
Wed, May 17: 5–6:30 PM, Zoom

Week #8
Sun, May 21: 10 AM–1 PM, Newmont Stage
Wed, May 24: 5–6:30 PM, Zoom

Week #9
Sun, May 28: 10 AM–1 PM, Granville Island Rehearsal Hall
Wed, May 31: 5–6:30 PM, Zoom

Week #10
Sat, Jun 3: 10 AM–5 PM, Newmont Stage: DRESS REHEARSAL
Sun, Jun 4: 10 AM–5 PM & 7–8 PM, Newmont Stage: FINAL SHOWCASE