Actsafe safety association

Join us at the Actsafe booth to ask those burning safety questions and get updates on new safety programs and resources, built for the live event industry.

Our Mission

To make British Columbia the safest place in the world for the production of motion pictures, television, live events and performing arts by providing trusted and reliable occupational health and safety education, training and resources to the employers, supervisors and workers we serve.

Arts Club Theatre Company

The Arts Club Theatre Company is the largest theatre company in Western Canada. Each year, over a quarter of a million people experience the best in professional theatre at its three venues: the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre, as well as on tour throughout the province. Its popular productions range from musicals and contemporary comedies to new works and classics. The Arts Club also expands its audiences outside Vancouver through a three-show mini-season tour presented at venues around British Columbia. The 2018/2019 Arts Club season features six productions at the historic 650-seat Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage; five productions at the vibrant 440-seat Granville Island Stage; and four productions at the intimate 250-seat Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.


Arts Umbrella

Arts Umbrella is where young artists ages 2–22 cultivate their creativity in Dance, Theatre, and Art & Design. As a non-profit centre for arts education, we believe that art is powerful. Powerful enough to change kids’ lives in incredible ways. When young people connect with the arts, they gain self-confidence, develop self-discipline, and discover creative expression—qualities they carry with them for life. Arts Umbrella has four locations in Vancouver and Surrey, as well as donor-funded programs at schools, community centres, neighbourhood houses, and healthcare facilities across Metro Vancouver. We reach more than 24,000 students every year, with nearly 80% participating at little to no cost.


Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Bard on the Beach is a non-profit, professional Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver that presents the plays of William Shakespeare and other related dramas against the beautiful backdrop of Vancouver's waterfront. Year round, Bard Education carries our Festival beyond the park and into schools, extra-curricular programs, and other public places through workshops. Our mission is to inspire our community through dynamic experiences with Shakespeare, and we offer education programs for schools, educators, community, and theatre professionals!


Biz Books

BizBooks.net is your source for Film, Theatre and TV materials. Great resources for actors, writers, directors and teachers!


Canadian College of Performing Arts

The Canadian College of Performing Arts is proud to be a unique training institution offering the highest calibre of performing arts skills and career management instruction with a national scope and vision.
As one of the most uniquely focused conservatory style training programs in western Canada, the College has graduated over one thousand students, and has brought hundreds of artists together in collaboration as coaches, educators and trainers.

Capilano University School of Performing Arts


Whether there’s music in your soul and a song in your heart or you prefer to keep the show on the road, you’ll find a CapU program tailored to you – from jazz studies and musical theatre to arts management and technical production.

Our instructors are artists and creators, industry professionals who know where you’re coming from and can help you get where you’re going. As a CapU student you’ll be part of a creative community sharing the worlds of theatre, music and arts administration.

CapU grads are sought after in the creative industry, largely due to the extensive hands-on training you receive. With state-of-the-art theatre space, rehearsal halls and scene shops, our students build sets, perform in theatre productions and play alongside award-winning musicians. So when our CapU grads walk onto a stage or into a studio or concert hall they’re ready to contribute to creative projects right from the get-go.


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CITT (BC Section) is the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology and we are a group of Technicians and production types with knowledge and info on theatre spaces and equipment. 

Douglas College Theatre and Stagecraft


Follow your passion for acting and lay the foundation for your career in the performing arts. The two-year, full-time Douglas College Theatre Diploma Program provides you with professional training and education in five key areas: voice and speech, movement, acting, theatre history and production. You will work closely with students in the Stagecraft and Event Technology program to produce four major theatre productions and learn behind-the-scenes skills such as publicity and promotion.

Successful actors are self-aware, confident, and skilled in communication, empathy, observation, leadership and teamwork. These skills will not only prepare you for roles on stage, but also for a variety of other career paths within the arts and beyond; you could purse such roles as director, producer, casting agent, arts administrator, broadcaster or teacher.

Program Highlights

  • Get hands-on experience on-stage and backstage in four major theatrical productions.
  • Work with faculty who are experienced theatre, film and television professionals. 
  • Perform in the modern 350-seat Laura C. Muir Theatre as well as the Studio Theatre.
  • Earn university-transferable credits. Graduates often transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree at universities both in Canada and abroad, such as UBC, SFU, UVic, University of Alberta, Sheridan College, University of Wales (UK) and more.


If you want a dynamic career in the entertainment industry the Stagecraft and Event Technology (SET) program may be the program you're looking for. This intensive, two-year diploma program is designed to provide a combination of academic and practical experience with courses and training in: Stage Lighting, Audio Techniques, Set Painting, Set Design, Computer Assisted Drafting, Stage Management, Stagecraft for Film/TV and History of Theatre.


Educational Theatre Association - British Columbia Chapter

About the Educational Theatre Association, home of the International Thespian Society

The Educational Theatre Association is an international association with more than 139,000 active members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education: honoring student achievement in theatre; supporting teachers by providing professional development, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization established at nearly 5,000 schools, that has inducted more than 2.4 million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA also produces the International Thespian Festival and publishes Dramatics magazine in print and online for high school theatre students, and Teaching Theatre, a journal for theatre education professionals. The Educational Theatre Foundation is the philanthropic arm of EdTA.


Ellison Travel & Tours Ltd.

In business since 1980, Ellison Travel & Tours celebrates 39 years in business, and in so doing has gained a wealth of knowledge from our many dedicated travel specialists who work tirelessly to ensure each group is delivered a tour package that suits their needs and their budget. Ellison Tours is a full service agency specializing in customized tours for special interest groups (Music, Education, Art & Theatre) As a team, we take pride in working together to deliver a product to our clients that creates memories and experiences that will forever change a young person’s life.  The long-term working relationships and friendships we have established over the years with teachers and group leaders have enriched our lives personally as well as professionally.


National Theatre School of Canada

The National Theatre School (NTS) is an art school open to all. Since 1960, it has trained artists, in English and French, in all of theatre’s trades and professions. Many of its 2100 alumni are among the most active and recognized actors, directors, designers, writers, and production professionals in Canada and around the world.

NTS is committed to solidifying community and breaking down the walls that separate us. NTS now offers workshops for anyone aged 15 to 115 who wishes to discover the power of theatre as an instrument of social as well as personal growth. The School also presents an annual theatre festival for secondary school students, in which over 7500 students participated in 2018.


On The Mic Voice-Over Training

On The Mic is the only voice-over specific school in Canada with our own studio to offer a multi-level curriculum in commercials, animation, video games and narration for ALL levels and ALL ages.  Most recently we were accredited by the BC Government to operate the first of its kind full time 6 month program.

"Our mission is to provide you quality, practical voice-over training with measurable results.  We prepare you to meet the actual expectations of the industry, worldwide, by helping you discover your authentic self on the mic and by giving you tools that allow you to express yourself fully, both emotionally and vocally.   Our award-winning instructors are some of the most successful voice-over performers in North America with a minimum of 15 years of professional experience, who are constantly working and are heavily plugged into the business."



Quantum Lighting Inc. is a BC-based lighting consulting and service firm that  has offered a wide variety of lighting services to the educational sector for 25 years.  Most recently, we have extended our services to include factory-trained service and sales support for Phlips Lighting's Strand and Vari-Lite products.

Quantum Lighting is also an authorized BC Hydro Power Smart Alliance lighting and electrical consultant and an electrical installation provider, and provide technical support for client incentive applications for BC Hydro's Power Smart programs.


SFU School for the Contemporary Arts

SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, situated in one of downtown Vancouver’s most dynamic and diverse neighbourhoods, offers a unique curriculum in which studio classes in dance, film, music/sound, theatre performance and production, and visual art are integrated with the historical and theoretical study of the arts. This meeting of creative practice with academic enquiry is a core value of the school and is enhanced by our attention to critical contemporary issues as well as our commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration both within the classroom and beyond. Today’s world is facing unprecedented economic, social, and environmental pressures that demand flexible and creative responses. In this rapidly changing landscape, we encourage students to see art as a powerful instrument for critical expression. Working within the framework of Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive university, our internationally renowned faculty members focus on equipping students with the skills, discipline, understanding and creativity to excel in the arts in Canada and around the world.


Stagedoor Technical

Stagedoor Technical focuses on a market area that requires a little more attention than many suppliers are willing to do.  Most suppliers like to quote and supply, where we want to fully understand the project, figure out what is best, then quote and supply.  We focus more on the details ensuring that all the items are part of the quote and not have the customer find out after receiving the order that certain items were not included, even though it was expected.  We believe this is the best approach as it covers everything from the first go and in the end there tends to be no "extras" proving to be the most cost effective way overall.

We don't want to be the biggest, just the best



Stagefab Custom Manufacturing Inc.

Stagefab Custom Manufacturing Inc. has been servicing the entertainment industry for almost thirty years.  Stagefab is a custom manufacturer of stage drapery and rigging.  One of our key areas of focus has been schools ranging in size from an elementary schools gym to a University Performance Hall.  As a very unique industry niche, we offer critical design knowledge as part of our client relationship.

We look forward to being a part of the solution to your theatrical needs.


STS Tours

When you choose to travel with STS Tours, you are selecting a company with over 30 years of experience, planning, and escorting group tours Worldwide. Our professional staff is adept at refining programs, selecting quality accommodations, and creating fascinating excursions with a range of activities to ensure your trip will be a "once-in-a-lifetime" experience for everyone.

Over the years, we have managed tours for a wide variety of school groups across the lower mainland and throughout Canada. We specialize in educational travel, designing customized group tours focusing on subjects such as the dramatic arts. We create special interest tours designed to meet the educational needs of your specific group. 


The Vancouver International Children's Festival

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society presents contemporary, inter-disciplinary arts including performance and interactive arts activities that speak to the various ages of our audience. Our inclusive programming is culturally diverse and representative of regional, national and international artists.


UBC Theatre and Film

UBC Theatre and Film has five programs within the department offering: BFA Acting; BFA/MFA Theatre Design and Production; BFA/MFA Film Production; BA/MA/PhD Theatre Studies: and BA/MA/PhD Cinema and Media Studies. Located on the beautiful Point Grey campus of the University of British Columbia, our alumni in all programs have succeeded to tell their stories with skill, artistry, and academic rigour while maintaining a strong UBC networking link. We have a full theatre season with great offers for high schoolers and their teacher and chaperones ($5/student, teachers and chaperones are comped). Join us.



Vancouver Film School

VFS is Canada’s premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution, celebrating 30 years of industry-defining and award-winning success. VFS offers intensive one-year programs in 3D animation, film, TV, programming, video game, motion and interactive design. Ranked the No. 1 Animation School in Canada, and No. 2 in the World, VFS is also among the Top 25 Game Schools in the World. Its instructors and mentors are all experienced industry professionals, and VFS grads have achieved the highest levels of success across the entertainment and design sectors.