The most unique venues in Canada

State-of-the-art facilities designed specifically for theatre

École nationale de théâtre
Photo: Marie-Eve Rochon

NTS Campuses

State-of-the-art facilities designed specifically for theatre: 5 performance spaces including an 800-seat proscenium theatre, the historic Monument-National campus, spacious light-filled rehearsal spaces, a sound studio, a lighting lab, a professional fly system, professional set and costume workshops, and the largest bilingual theatre library in Canada, which holds thousands of original scripts. 

Saint-Denis campus

NTS’s main building, the Michel and Suria Saint-Denis Pavilion, is located in the heart of the vibrant Plateau-Mont-Royal.

As over 300 artists from across the country are invited to teach at NTS every year, the pavilion is a true hub for the who’s who of Canadian theatre.

The Saint-Denis campus features:

  • André-Pagé Studio (a flexible studio space with a 150-seat capacity)
  • Pauline-McGibbon Studio (80-seat capacity)
  • rehearsal rooms
  • classrooms, including rooms designed for voice, dance, movement, design, and writing
  • a costume shop
  • a video studio 
  • a sound studio
  • a lighting laboratory
  • a projection room
  • a computer room
  • a school supplies store
  • a cafeteria

Technical Drawings and Technical Riders

André-Pagé Studio

Pauline-McGibbon Studio

Lighting Laboratory

Monument-National Campus

Located in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles, one of Montreal’s theatre districts, the Monument-National houses resident artists and theatre companies, and is also used extensively by professional companies and festivals for public performances.

Completed in 1893, the fully restored Monument-National is the oldest operating theatre in Canada.

The Monument-National campus houses:

  • Ludger-Duvernay Theatre (classic proscenium hall seating 804)
  • Studio Hydro-Québec (a versatile studio space seating 125 to 180)
  • Le Café (a 100-seat performance area)
  • La Balustrade (a cabaret space seating 55)
  • the Salon Rouge, a room suitable for meetings and press conferences alike
  • a set construction and scenic painting shop
  • a costume and properties shop
  • a large rehearsal hall

Technical Drawings and Technical Riders

Ludger-Duvernay Theatre

Studio Hydro-Québec

Le Café

Bleviss Family Library

The Bleviss Family Library is the largest bilingual theatre arts library in Canada. It houses a collection of about 75,000 indexed documents, including 6,000 unpublished manuscripts, accessible to the NTS community and to subscribers from the general public.

Online Research Tool

DIGITAL THEATRE PLUS

D.T.P. is a U.K. website providing access to dozens of award-winning stage productions from Britain or American adaptations of plays for television. Works by Shakespeare, Stephen Sondheim, Ibsen, Arthur Miller or Mark Ravenhill, these amazing productions are accompanied by interviews with some of the authors, directors, designers and actors of the shows.