Vanier College Productions (VCP) is a primarily student operated extra-curricular theatre company located on York University’s Keele Campus. We help students across all disciplines at York nurture a love of theatre and all things theatrical by demonstrating different performance techniques, allowing you to develop an appreciation for drama while also learning to cooperate with others in putting together a season of performances.
Ultimately, students learn to have confidence in their skills by finding a source of strength and personal development throughout the year. With approximately 100 students working together each year to make magic happen in the Fred Thury Studio Theatre, it is no surprise that VCP continues to be one of York University’s best kept secrets.
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My University experience has been defined and enriched by my involvement with VCP. I met so many incredible people, some of which are still my closest friends. VCP gave me the kind of hands-on experience that I wouldn't have had anywhere else, I learned so many things about theatre both onstage and off stage and was lucky enough to have many industry networking opportunities. I began with VCP as an actor in the musicals, and although I continued to perform, my fondest memories come from the backstage roles I took on. As stage manager, crew, and director, I learned technical skills for making theatre come alive. As Production Manager for two seasons, I developed leadership and organizational skills. My friends and I still talk and laugh about our many memories from VCP and even as alumni, I still feel like I am a part of a lifelong family.
— Paulina Luciani