Story Institute Acting School Vancouver BC


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The PROFESSIONAL ACTOR Program (Fall 2020) is accepting applications here.

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We’re not just another acting school in Vancouver. We’re Vancouver’s only story school. And the difference can literally make or break a career.

How many times have you seen a show that looked cool – great production quality – but the story? Not so much. Yet look at Pixar, look at Marvel. There’s a reason they kill it year after year, and the reason is story.

Story is why we love and adore the shows we do, years later. It’s why great storytelling is at the centre of every one of our programs. Our instructors don’t just train students to become great actors and writers: We develop game-changing storytellers and influencers, ready to entertain and transform audiences!

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  • 6-month, industry-ready programs that prepare you to launch right after graduation
  • Full business package, training, demo reel, and portfolio
  • Lifetime instructor mentorship and access to our studios
  • Small, student-friendly class sizes
  • Network directly with Vancouver casting agents, directors, producers, actors, and writers
  • Scholarships linked to local community volunteerism
  • Develop confidence, creativity, communication, emotional intelligence, connection, friendships, and more!




COVID-19: Hollywood North Poised to Hit the Ground Running

COVID-19: Hollywood North Poised to Hit the Ground Running

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun Once the government gives the film and TV industry the green light to reopen  in B.C. productions will be hitting the ground running, says Vancouver’s Brightlight Pictures chairman Shawn Williamson. “As fast as we shut down we will be able to...

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To have the greatest success and influence immediately after graduation, you want to start meeting key players – fellow artists, Vancouver casting agents, producers while you’re in training. Since the majority of production takes place in Vancouver, it only makes sense to train and network here.

Discover one of the best acting programs in Vancouver at Story Institute. We have the best acting coaches to get you ready for Vancouver casting agents. We provide the most complete writing, music creation, and acting classes Vancouver has to offer. Take advantage of industry full-time diploma program for adults and part-time certificate programs for kids and teens of all experience and backgrounds.

Our writing training and acting programs provide the professional skills, techniques, and world-class business package to secure work within the incredible diversity of today’s media formats and platforms.




Acting Classes Vancouver - Smart Training With Purpose

Acting is a fun and lucrative career for people with the unique looks, natural skills, and proper training. If you have an interest in acting and want to get the training and preparation to increase your chances of breaking into the industry, give us a call. We have the best acting coaches, the most effective acting classes, and the extensive industry expertise to prepare you for any type of acting in which you have an interest. We are one of the top Vancouver acting schools that can prepare you to land one of the best Vancouver acting agents so you can land acting roles on stage, screen, videos, television, and more. Story Institute offers acting classes in Vancouver for beginners and veteran actors to improve their skills. Check it out!

A Variety Of Acting Techniques

Many people say we are the best acting school in Vancouver with the best acting programs in Canada because of our caring, talented, and experienced acting instructors, plus the wide range of acting techniques we draw from and teach to our students. Some of the basic acting techniques we teach in our Vancouver acting classes include:

Classical Acting
Method Acting
The Chekhov Acting Technique
Practical Aesthetics Acting Technique
Meisner Acting Technique

These are some of the acting methods people in the industry must master if they want to improve their chances of having a long, lucrative, fulfilling, career. Our Vancouver acting courses teach all of the acting techniques that actors need to know if they want to make the characters they portray come to life. These are essential acting methods beginners to veteran Hollywood A-list actors use every day.

Basic And Advanced Acting Techniques

The curriculum at our Vancouver acting school covers both the basic and advanced acting methods that all actors must know to get them noticed by Vancouver casting agents acting agencies.  We take the time necessary to break down the acting techniques into simple steps to ensure all students understand what’s required and how to master it. By teaching several different acting methods, we prepare our students for a wide variety of roles in any medium. We make the acting techniques that actors must master easy to learn in order to be successful in the industry. We work with beginners who are just learning the basics and working professionals who want to further improve their craft.

Building a Solid Acting Foundation

In our Vancouver acting classes, beginners gain the solid acting foundation they need to master the craft of acting. We offer classes that build and solidify the acting fundamentals needed for any role. Our Vancouver acting workshops and programs cover:

1. Acting Techniques and methods
2. Scene Study Acting
3. Cold/Sight Reading
4. Improvisation
5. Audition Technique
6. Commercial Acting
7. Voice Training and recording
8. Body Awareness, Positioning and Movement
9. Classical/Shakespearean Acting Techniques
10. Voice-Over
11. Breathing Techniques
12. Timing

In-Depth Role Preparation

Our acting coaches and acting classes prepare actors for just about every type of role they may encounter. We help aspiring actors understand how to use both their bodies and their voices to book an audition in Vancouver and produce a winning performance. Awareness of all the elements that go into producing a great performance is crucial. We help actors understand how, why and when to position their bodies or use their voices in different ways and how to play off people and props effectively. We cover economy of motion, the power of dramatic pauses, and even how to use breathing and every element of the face and facial expressions to add to the performance.

Experienced Professional Acting Coaches

People say we have the best Vancouver acting school because of the experience, knowledge, skills, and professionalism of our staff. Our acting coaches have worked in every area of the industry. We have instructors who have appeared on stage, screen, and television. They have worked in small productions, and also major cinematic presentations. Story Institute’s acting coaches are able to share unique insights into the craft of acting from the point of view of both the actor and the director. They are masters of the art of acting and are committed to sharing the skills that aspiring actors need to learn in order to succeed.

Full And Part-Time Acting Classes

At our Vancouver acting school, we offer full and part-time acting classes. Whether you are in the position to fully immerse yourself in full time training to become a working Vancouver actor, or if you only have a few hours a day to train due to other obligations, we can help. We offer acting classes during the day, evenings, and weekends. We can help you create a schedule of acting classes that enables you to pursue your dream career while taking care of your daily responsibilities. We understand the actor’s journey.

Small Class Size

We limit the size of our Vancouver acting courses to ensure each student receives personalized attention required to master the art of acting. Our acting coaches have the time to focus on each student, which enables them to create a personalized development plan for the students and provide them with the individualised attention they need. Our small acting class sizes allow the work of each aspiring actor to be seen, analyzed, critiqued, and corrected by our acting instructors. Each student is given the guidance and training they need in order to succeed in the hundreds of Vancouver casting auditions for film or Commercial auditions in Vancouver.

Affordable Tuition for Vancouver Acting classes

Our Vancouver acting programs are affordably priced and can fit into almost any budget. People are pleasantly surprised when they see the prices we charge for our Vancouver acting classes. We cater to every socioeconomic level so students can afford to finance their dreams and goals of becoming Vancouver actors. Whether you’re searching for acting classes for beginners or more advanced acting classes, all are reasonably priced. We strive to make your dreams and goals come true by offering affordable rates and providing the best acting classes in Vancouver from the best acting coaches.

A Transformative Performing Arts Education Experience

Becoming a talented actors takes focus, discipline, and hard work. It’s a serious pursuit that can sometimes require hours of gruelling practice. However, people are often willing and able to learn more and work at gaining new skills longer if they are enjoying their performing arts education. Our innovative Vancouver acting instructors create fun and creative processes that relieve the stress of learning valuable skills. Aspiring actors get the opportunity to enjoy themselves and experience transformative growth through our processes that include improvisational skits, scene study, body and voice awareness, and other fun opportunities to learn and perform.

Performance Based Acting School

Our Vancouver acting school is performance based. We have countless spaces and opportunities for students to test themselves and show what they have learned. They have the opportunity to utilize their acting training skills and perform challenging short pieces that requires vulnerability and garnered skills. For many students, this is their favourite part of Vancouver acting classes. They are up on stage, in front of the camera/their peers, and acting instructors performing and working through challenging material in order to break through any barriers. By putting themselves out there on stage, actors realize their strengths and limitations which is the goal. They know where they thrive and what they need more practice with to outperform at Vancouver casting auditions.

Rich, Challenging, Unique Experiences

Many students often refer to Story Institute as one of the”the best acting programs in Canada.”  Because of the rich, challenging, unique, experiences they go through with us, they say we are the best acting school in Vancouver. Our acting programs truly prepares our students to land Vancouver casting auditions and acting jobs! Our unique and diverse methods propel students forward, bringing out talents they never realized they’ve had. Students sometimes emerge from our Vancouver acting courses covered in sweat, drained, yet feeling exhilarated because they know they just took an important step in creating a brighter future as a professional actor.

Our Standards Are High

At our Vancouver acting school our standards are high, our training rigorous and our instructors demanding. Our goal is to deliver the best acting classes in Vancouver. To do that our entire staff gives their best and demands the same thing from our students. We teach young actors how to reach inside themselves and the world around them for lessons, inspiration, endurance and courage to do the work necessary to break new ground and grow. Actors leave our Vancover acting studio with a confidence in their acting skills born of hard, intense work, effective instruction and an understand of what it takes to be a successful actor.

Teaching Technical Skills

The best acting classes teaches students to marry art and science to create a convincing performance that looks entirely natural. To deliver the best acting courses in Vancouver, we teach the technical skills actors need to inhabit a role and animate a character. Our students learn how to use breath, voices, movement, position, and expressions to delineate characters and make them believable.

Call Us

If you truly enjoy acting and want to be the very best actor, give us a call. We are the best acting school in Vancouver BC and we can provide you with the training you need at low cost. Our classes provide the skills, techniques and knowledge to make you a better, more well-rounded actor and help you have a successful acting career.