A school for the art

for Canada, in constant evolution and for everyone

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Photo: Maxime Côté

Mission

To serve the evolving needs of Canadian theatre, NTS:

  • Provides incomparable training in French and English to actors, directors, playwrights, designers and production specialists to prepare them to work in professional theatre;

  • Delivers a broad range of community programs in order to make theatre more accessible to all Canadians.

Vision

As a global leader in theatre training, NTS shares its 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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