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Gascon-Thomas Award 2018

Read Martin Faucher's speech

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

The School offers incomparable training for actors, directors, designers, writers, production specialists, and artists of all kinds to create work that matters.

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.

École nationale de théâtre
Photo: Maxime Côté

Our Programs

Professional training

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

  • Acting
  • Production Design & Technical Arts
  • Set & Costume Design
  • Playwriting
  • Directing
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Public Workshops

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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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.

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Global reach 

The National Theatre School of Canada wants to share its position concerning the community developments regarding safe working and learning environments in the theatre community.  

Read the official policy