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The National Theatre School of Canada is a school for the arts.

Since 1960, NTS has offered incomparable training to actors, directors, playwrights, set and costume designers and production specialists to work in professional theatre.

It also delivers a broad range of community programs that make theatre more accessible to all Canadians, as tool for building empathy and personal development. Among other programs, NTS presents an annual festival for high school students across the country, allowing them to showcase their unique work.

As a global leader in theatre training, NTS is centred on building up communities and tearing down walls. It shares its deep expertise and resources with a broad and diverse community of Canadians to ensure that the performing arts continue to play an important role in society.

Our Programs

Professional training

An uncompromisingly intense curriculum, demanding the most of students while respecting their individuality as artists. Training programs: 

  • Acting
  • Production Design and Technical Arts
  • Set and Costume Design
  • Playwriting
  • Directing
  • Residencies 

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NTS Festival

The National Theatre School Festival provides a showcase for high school drama students  to demonstrate their unique work.

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Student shows

The public performances of the graduating class represent the culmination of years of training. Everything seen on stage and all that goes on behind the scenes is created by our students under the guidance of professional guest artists.

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Global reach 

Alumni map 2019 eng
Alumni map 2019 eng

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