National Theatre School DRAMAFEST UPDATE - March 25, 2020

Dear Festival community,


Following a meeting with the Regional coordinators in Ontario this morning, as well as the British Columbia team, it has been decided that the NTS DRAMAFEST will not be holding its Provincial Showcases in British Columbia and Ontario this year. Regional Showcases in Ontario are also cancelled. 

The status of the remaining district festivals will be updated by Thursday, April 9th, 2020.

As a national festival, we are accountable for the safety and wellbeing of our communities of dedicated students, teachers, volunteers and spectators. It was collectively decided that we must do our part in minimizing the Coronavirus’ impact.

The NTS DRAMAFEST team is actively looking for creative solutions to this year’s tempest. We are taking this time to consult with the pedagogical team to see what is possible or what we can come up with as a plan to give students and teachers access to resources and to give everyone a positive outcome in the end, even if it's just a ray of theatrical light!

In the meantime, please take care of yourselves and your families.

Let's look forward to happier times.

Please note that the following districts have withdrawn from the National Theatre School DRAMAFEST for the 2020 season:


Lambton Kent


Thames Valley

During the festivals, please check the website daily for updates. We thank everyone for their cooperation and hard work during this uncertain time.

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