Theatre brings people together

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

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Photo: Maxime Côté

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 a 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.

A few of our many alumni

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NTS in Numbers

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Powys Thomas et Jean Gascon, fondateurs des sections anglaise et française

1960

Novembre 2nd, 1960, official opening of the school 

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Photo: Maxime Côté

9

professional training programs 

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Photo: Maxime Côté

23

student shows per year 

50

yearly intake of new students

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Photo: Marie-Ève Rochon

170

students, across all professional training programs

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Photo: Maxime Côté

436

teachers hired in a year 

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Photo: Annie Éthier

2,074

artists finished their training at NTS since 1960 

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Photo: Marie-Ève Rochon

84,100 ft2

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

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