• Exciting Graduation

    After a hard day in class

    Building your future

    Our technical students build every set

    Four productions each season

    Our 2nd and 3rd year students audition for every show of the season

    World Class Theatre

    Everything from Shakespeare to Childrens Theatre takes place in our state of the art NSCU Theatre for the Performing Arts

    Taking control of your life

    Our Grads are ready to meet the world

    Successful Graduation

    Our technical students get hired right out of graduation

    Jump for joy

    Our musical theatre students are highly regarded in the theatre community.

    Don't be frightened

    Our students learn to conquer their fears


  • Auditions for September 2015 intake will be held February 10-13, 2015 and late auditions will be held in May
    The Theatre department and its production company are committed to inspire bold, passionate and dedicated exploration of the art of performance and entertainment technology. We embrace the values of collaboration, discovery and the pursuit of excellence through practical skills taught in a variety of professional environments. Our highest aim is to graduate dedicated and ethical artists who will contribute positively to the Canadian and global entertainment industries.

    Auditions for the Musical Theatre and Acting for Stage and Screen Programs

    Applications are accepted year round for our programs. We hold early auditions in February and May for entry into the programs which begin in September.

    For February auditions, you must apply to the university by mid-December. For May auditions, you must apply to the university by March 31. You can apply on-line at our website www.capilanou.ca. On the application form, you may select the programs you wish to apply for. Please download the audition requirements below.

    An applicant may audition or apply for the Theatre Department in Acting for Stage and Screen, Musical Theatre or Technical Theatre, up to and including three times before the Theatre Department has a right to refuse an audition.

    Distance Auditions

    While it is highly recommended that you audition in person, the Theatre department at Capilano University will accept DVD and/or You Tube audition submissions.

    Your audition submission should include:
    Up to one minute talking to the camera about your training and goals
    Two audition pieces as outlined in the audition requirements (PDF links above)
    Illustrate any special skills you may have

    Submit DVDs to (please note DVDs will not be returned):
    School of Performing Arts
    Capilano University
    2055 Purcell Way
    North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5

    Submit You Tube auditions to: theatre@capilanou.ca quoting the exact URL link for your audition


    Classes are held in both the Arbutus Studio and the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts, which houses the Theatre department's season of plays. The theatre is complete with rehearsal hall, technical workshops, state-of-the-art equipment, a fly-tower and a 378-seat house. Theatre students enjoy exceptional access to these facilities and assist in running the theatres in a hands-on, educational experience.


    Students are given the opportunity to work on Theatre department productions as well as work in various student films through the Professional Film Studies department. Each year the Theatre department mounts full-scale productions in the 378-seat BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts, as well as in its well-equipped and flexible Studio Theatre. Directors include experienced faculty, renowned guest artists and directing students in the program. The Theatre department produces four productions per year in which students work in settings simulating professional conditions. The goal is to foster professional discipline and to provide opportunities for students to practice skills learned in the classroom.