Theatre brings people together

and allows them to imagine, think, and feel collectively.

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Photo: Maxime Côté
National Theatre School
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Mission

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

"The School taught me, on the one hand, to be very true to myself in terms of a vision, to stick to that vision and be very articulate, clear and perseverant about it. And at the same time, it exposed me to new ideas and challenged me to go beyond what I initially thought was the right choice. I was encouraged to remain flexible in terms of approaches, to stretch myself stylistically."
Brendan Healy (Directing, 2005)

Meet all of NTS' 2000 alumni

A few of our many alumni

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Three Sisters, 1992, with Sandra Oh
National Theatre School
Three Sisters, 1992, with Sandra Oh

NTS in Numbers

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Powys Thomas et Jean Gascon, fondateurs des sections anglaise et française
National Theatre School
Powys Thomas et Jean Gascon, fondateurs des sections anglaise et française

1960

Novembre 2nd, 1960, official opening of the school 

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National Theatre School
Photo: Maxime Côté

9

professional training programs 

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Photo: Maxime Côté
National Theatre School
Photo: Maxime Côté

23

student show per year 

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Photo: Marie-Ève Rochon

50

yearly intake of new students

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Photo: Marie-Ève Rochon
National Theatre School
Photo: Marie-Ève Rochon

170

students, across all professional training programs

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Photo: Maxime Côté
National Theatre School
Photo: Maxime Côté

436

teachers hired in a year 

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Photo: Annie Éthier
National Theatre School
Photo: Annie Éthier

2,074

artists finished their training at the NTS since 1960 

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Photo: Marie-Ève Rochon
National Theatre School
Photo: Marie-Ève Rochon

84,100 ft2

surface area of the main campus, Michel and Suria Saint-Denis pavillon