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The National Theatre School of Canada is a school for the arts. It is the premier professional theatre training institution in the country. The School offers incomparable training in all theatre arts.

2018 Applications

Next intake: September 2018 | Registration deadline: January 31, 2018

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National Theatre School
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Professional training

An uncompromisingly intense and practical curriculum for actors, directors, designers, writers, production specialists, and artists of all kinds to create work that matters.

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National Theatre School
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Community Programs

Inspired by the quality, intensity and rigour of its professional training programs, the School offers youth programs, workshops for businesses and community classes for the general public!

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National Theatre School
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Student shows

Everything seen on stage and all that goes on behind the scenes is created by our students under the guidance of professional guest artists.

IATSE and the NTS join to secure the presentation of the 2018 Ontario Drama Festival

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10 Reasons to Choose NTS

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National Theatre School
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1

Follow an uncompromisingly intense curriculum, which demands the most of yourself while respecting your individuality as artists

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National Theatre School
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2

Prepare for a successful career: more than 95% of NTS graduates obtain professional contracts directly related to their training upon completing their program

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Be taught by Canada’s leading theatre practitioners in classes of a maximum of 14 students—NTS boasts an overall ratio of two teachers per student

THEATRE brings people together

and allows them to imagine, think, and feel collectively. Theatre is an act of community building, a catalyst for empathy, creativity, debate, and well-being that allows us to better engage with the complexities of our times.

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National Theatre School
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A national school with a global reach 

The School’s influence is felt from coast to coast to coast and across the globe.

NTS has gratuated over 2000 artists. Many of Canada’s most important theatre, performance, film, and television artists are among their ranks.