Next Open House: Saturday, September 28, 2013,
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Once a year, as the last Saturday in September rolls around, the National Theatre School opens its door to the public as part of Journées de la culture, a popular and festive event that celebrates the coming together of artists, cultural workers, and citizens right across Quebec.
For every edition, the School adopts a theme that orients all of its programmed activities and transforms itself to welcome visitors whose numbers grow every year. While the entire staff along with the students and professors in all of the programs pitch in to present certain aspects of the training offered within our hallowed halls, many original activities are organized specifically for the Open House, thanks notable to special invited guests who come and add even more panache to the event.
In short, whether our visitors are potential audition candidates, our neighbors, parents and friends of our students, culture-vultures, or simply curious passersby, this is the perfect opportunity to experience the School’s soul! Admission is free and all of our activities are presented in English and in French.
Journées de la culture
Journées de la culture were instituted in 1997 to develop and reinforce the efforts made to democratize culture in Quebec. This annual event offers Quebecers a range of participatory activities to help them discover and appreciate the arts and culture, free of charge. These three days of the last week-end of September are a unique opportunity to highlight the value and importance of arts and culture to the development of both individuals and society.
To make it happen, Culture pour tous / Culture for all relies on the voluntary participation of more than 8,000 artists and cultural organizations that present thousands of activities and encounters between artists, cultural workers and citizens. Journées de la culture are also the fruit of many efforts made by various partners from the media and business sectors, which results each year in the creation of a vast communications campaign supported by volunteer spokespersons. In 2006, some 350,000 people took part in the activities, which were held in more than 300 Quebec municipalities.
Camera and Video Editor: Chloé Robichaud