The Working Actors Gym




Vancouver Acting Classes with coach Aaron Craven

“I love Aaron’s honest, straightforward approach. His passion and knowledge for the craft are contagious and his coaching skills are so beneficial in the auditioning process. I was truly impressed with the level of talent. I would highly recommend his training to any actor .” (Jackie Lind – Vancouver Casting Director)

Mitch and Murray Productions founder Aaron Craven is one of Vancouver’s busiest actors and most recommended acting teachers. Weekly acting classes at our spacious studio feature a host of working actors and new talent honing their craft.  In tandem with our production company, we provide a true hub for local artists in the stage and screen industries.

In this inspiring environment, actors can take creative risks and develop their unique voices, while being rigorously challenged. Why is the class called a “Gym”? Because Aaron’s acting classes feature scene study, on-camera auditions, voice, improvisation — all the tools required of a professional actor. Class materials range from Film/TV scripts to modern plays, with an emphasis on delivering camera-ready performances.

Known as a busy working actor and generous coach, Aaron runs his classes with a high level of integrity.  Cell phones are silent, actors are off book and the work is fun and intense. If you’re a serious actor who’s ready to put the work in, this is the class for you.

Previous acting training and an audit of class are prerequisites to joining.  Contact the office for details.

See more reviews on Aaron’s Vancouver acting classes on our Testimonials page!

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Vancouver Acting Classes – Weekly Schedule

Saturdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Mondays: 6:30pm – 10:30pm



Current donations are extra appreciated, to help our theatre company remain solvent as we navigate this difficult time. We're looking forward to being back on stage for the 2020/21 season. Thank you for your generosity and support.

SUSTAINING DONORS ($500 - 999) Sharon Kahn / Bill McNaughton

PRODUCERS ($250-499) Laura Wanamaker / Novus Global / Jenn Sebastion / Kate Moore / Diana Sandberg

SUPPORTERS ($120-249) Libby Brown / Bruce & Doneal Moseley / Jeanie Cloutier / Peter Jones / Mark Hildreth / Loretta Walsh / Shelley Janze / Paul McGillion / P.Lynn Johnson / Jane Flick and Robert Heidbreder / Carole Tarlington / Susan Vallance / Alistair Stewart

PALS ($20-119) Beata Jablonska / Eugene Gorodetsky / Barbara Heller / Martina Biljan / Rhona Rees / Arlene Howard / Maureen Delandreville / Railtown Actors Studio / Marianne Sawchuk & Bruno Verdoni / Ben Ratner & Jen Spence / Caitlin McCarthy / Robyn Bradley / Kathryn Dobbs / Diane Kent / Pam Howard-Jones / Shirley & David Isaac / Valerie McNicol / Lynda Shioya / George and Rita Plawkski / Diego Garcia / Stefania Indelatico / Eric Pollins / Judith MacPherson / Valerie McNicol / Natalie Goosen /Matt Hamilton