VISIT THE SCHOOL

Are you thinking of studying at the National Theatre School? Attend one of our open house events or guided tours to find out what it’s really like to be an NTS student and discover the state-of-the-art facilities at our two campuses. 

We will also organize virtual events. Stay tuned for more details!

OPEN HOUSE

When?

Friday, November 11, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

What?

Participate in this full day of programming to learn all about life at NTS. Here are a few of the activities we have planned:

  • Each of our nine professional training programs will have a booth set up, where you can talk directly to the program directors, learn about the curriculum and the admissions process, and see examples of students' work. 
  • You'll have the chance to sit in on real classes to see what it's actually like to study at NTS.
  • There will be guided tours of both campuses, including the sound studio, costume workshops, Canada's largest theatre library, and more. 
  • While you're here, attend a show at the Monument-National campus, written by one of our students. Get your ticket.

Where?

The event begins at the Saint-Denis campus (5030 Saint-Denis Street) and ends at Monument-National (1182 Saint-Laurent Blvd).

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Schedule of activities

Friday, November 11

INFORMATION FAIR

The chance to ask all your questions! Our professional programs, as well as Student Services, will each have a booth in the main hall, where you can talk to program directors and students, and see examples of their work. 

9 to 11 a.m. 
Entrance hall, Saint-Denis campus 

OPEN CLASSES

Sit in on actual classes to see what it’s really like to study here. Seats will be reserved for silent observers at the back of the room. Shhh—careful not to disturb the students in their natural habitat! 

Circus Project
(Set and Costume Design program)
 
 9:30 a.m. to 12 :30 p.m. 
Room 323, Saint-Denis campus

Stage Combat (Acting program) 
 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Gym, Saint-Denis campus

Alexandrins (Interprétation program) 
2 to 5 p.m. 
Room 329, Saint-Denis campus 
GUIDED TOURS

Explore the School's state-of-the-art facilities (classrooms, theatres, dressing rooms, sound studio, prop shop, sewing workshop, library, and more). 

Saint-Denis Campus
Start at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. (in French) 
 Start at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (in English) 
Entrance hall at the Saint-Denis campus 
Monument-National Campus
Start at 4 and 5 p.m. (in French)  
Start at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. (in English) 
The Café at the Monument-National campus 

STUDENT SHOW (in French)

Maison seule 
By Thomas Dufour 

A brand new play authored by Thomas Dufour (Écriture dramatique, 2022) and directed by Philippe Boutin. Think of the dozens of people who live in the houses you used to call home. This play imagines their stories. 

7 p.m. 
Ludger-Duvernay Theatre, Monument-National 

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Saturday, November 12

INFORMATION FAIR

The chance to ask all your questions! Our professional programs, as well as the Indigenous Advisory Circle, will each have a booth in the main hall, where you can talk to program directors and students, and see examples of their work. 

9 to 11 a.m. 
Entrance hall at the Saint-Denis campus 

OPEN CLASSES

Sit in on actual classes to see what it’s really like to study here. Seats will be reserved for silent observers at the back of the room. Shhh—careful not to disturb the students in their natural habitat! 

Stage Combat
(Acting program) 

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Gym, Saint-Denis campus 

Drawing and Painting
(Set and Costume Design program) 

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Room 332, Saint-Denis campus 

GUIDED TOURS

Explore the School's state-of-the-art facilities (classrooms, theatres, dressing rooms, sound studio, prop shop, sewing workshop, library, and more). 

Saint-Denis Campus
Start at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. (in French) 
 Start at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (in English) 
Entrance hall, Saint-Denis campus 

Bleviss Family Library
Start at 1 p.m. in French and 2 p.m. in English
Library entrance, Saint-Denis campus 
Monument-National Campus
Start at 5 and 5:30 p.m. (in English)  
Start at 5:15 and 6 p.m. (in French) 
The Café, Monument-National campus 

STUDENT SHOW (in French)

Maison seule 
By Thomas Dufour 

A brand new play authored by Thomas Dufour (Écriture dramatique, 2022) and directed by Philippe Boutin. Think of the dozens of people who live in the houses you used to call home. This play imagines their stories. 

3 p.m. 
Ludger-Duvernay Theatre, Monument-National 

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GUIDED TOURS

When?

Saturday, October 15, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 15, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Saturday, January 14, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

What?

Discover the facilities of our Saint-Denis campus (classrooms, 3 performance spaces, dressing room, sound studio, prop room, sewing workshop, woodworking shop, library, etc.), learn about NTS’s 9 professional programs, and drop in on live classes. 

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WATCH PAST CLASSES

Practical Production Management with Andrea Lundy

Production Design and Technical Arts program

This class was recorded in October 2020. You can watch it here

This is an advanced class in Production Management which uses detail from the 3rd-year productions to guide and help the students organize their work for the process as a whole. We examine all parameters of each production and discuss impact points as they relate to schedule, design details, budgets and general production outcomes. In addition, we explore the job of the production manager within arts organizations across the country.


Photo of Andrea Lundy with Production Design and Technical Arts students in 2018

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Creative Strategies in Black Theatre with Eric Micha Holmes

Playwriting program

This class was broadcast in October 2020. You can watch it here

Liberation—as an ideal, construct, and dilemma—will help us connect Black theatre artists over a vast and global community loosely referred to as the “African Diaspora.” Each play we discuss will provoke different questions about freedom. What is it? Is freedom possible? How can theatre help liberate its audience? What creative tools have we inherited from our ancestors? And how can they be used to liberate our community from the systems that disempower us?

This course will explore these questions by investigating the formal innovations of Black theatre artists which often predate, critique, adopt, and adapt Eurocentric models of theatre-making.

On October 21, the class will cover South Africa, the apartheid, and protest theatre.For this class, students are reading Woza Albert! by Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema, and Barney Simon. You may read it also before watching the class, although it is not required. 

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History of Architecture - Ancient Rome with Gabriel Tsampalieros 

This class was recorded in September 2020. You can watch it here

This course on the general history of architecture structured into 10 presentations each composed of more than 200 slides covering major architectural works from the earliest ancient civilizations to the contemporary era. This particular class covers the Ancient Roman era.

Set and Costume Design program

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Circus Costumes with Michael Slack

This class was recorded in October 2020. Watch it here.

This course offers an introduction to circus arts through two weeks of intensive reading and drawing for second-year students. Students are invited to explore and create a costume concept for an acrobatic performance. During this session, the class will participate in a discussion about different circus disciplines and their specific technical needs before students begin their individual designs.

Set and Costume Design program

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