Youth Training

These listings are studios, acting coaches and continuing education training programs for youth.

If you are looking for college and university training, please visit our Post-Secondary Training listings

If you are looking for adult training, please visit our Adult Training listings.

Choosing the right program

For over twenty-five years, the Toronto Association of Acting Studios (TAAS) has continued to be an association of independent studios offering a wide variety of high-quality approaches to the craft of acting and theatrical skills. Here is their advice when choosing a training program:

  • Ask questions!
  • What are the teacher's credentials and qualifications?
  • What will the course include?
  • Is the emphasis on teaching or performance/studio promotion?
  • What is the cost of the course?
  • Are there any other costs (books, class notes, administration fees)?
  • What is the studio's refund policy?
  • How large is the class?
  • Is there a maximum enrolment?
  • Will you be placed in a class suitable to your skill?
  • Can you audit the class before you sign up for it?
  • Will the studio meet with you in person, answering all your questions?

Even the most highly rated youth training program may not be right for you. Theatre Ontario does not endorse any of the services listed.

Residential

Theatre Program(s) Ages When?
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Central Ontario Region

Where? Theatre Program(s) Ages When?
Orangeville Theatre Orangeville Theatre Orangeville Academy 4-17 Year round
Owen Sound Lookup Theatre Grey-Bruce County Circus 14-21 Summer
Penetanguishene Drayton Entertainment Youth Musical Theatre Program 13-18 Summer

Eastern Ontario Region

Where? Theatre Program(s) Ages When?
Kingston Bottle Tree Productions Stage Right / Musical Theatre 6-19 Year round
Ottawa Great Canadian Theatre Company The Hive 13-20 Fall / Winter / Spring
Ottawa Ottawa Little Theatre Youth Programs 9-17+ March break and summer

Northeastern Ontario Region

Where? Theatre Program(s) Ages When?
Sudbury Sudbury Theatre Centre Summer Theatre Camps 6-14 Summer

Northwestern Ontario Region

Where? Theatre Program(s) Ages When?
Thunder Bay Magnus Theatre Theatre School 6+ Year round
Thunder Bay Superior Theatre Festival Summer Theatre Program 13-19 Summer

South Central Ontario Region

Where? Theatre Program(s) Ages When?
Aurora Marquee Theatrical Productions Programs / Camps / Workshops 4-18 Year round
Aurora Theatre Aurora Theatre Aurora Theatre School 10-18 Year round
Mississauga Studio PAVAS Youth Programs 5+ Year round
Oshawa Oshawa Little Theatre Youth Programs 7-18 Year round
Port Perry Theatre 3x60 Youth Programs 12-21

Fall / Winter / Spring (14-21)

Summer (12-18)

Richmond Hill Ovation! Performing Arts Academy Drama / Vocal / Dance / Musical Theatre 4-15+ Year round

Southwestern Ontario Region

Where? Theatre Program(s) Ages When?
Blyth Blyth Festival Youth Arts Program / Young Company 8-19 March break, summer
Cambridge Drayton Entertainment Youth Musical Theatre Program 13-18 Summer
Drayton Drayton Entertainment Youth Musical Theatre Program 13-18 Summer
Embro Thistle Theatre Dramarama 7-14 Summer
Grand Bend Drayton Entertainment Youth Musical Theatre Program 9-18 Summer
Guelph To Be Determined Theatre Company Youth Theatre Classes and Camps 3-20 Year round
Kitchener-Waterloo actOUT! KW Children's Drama Workshop Full Productions, Workshops, Classes 5-17 Year round
London The Grand Theatre The High School Project 13-19 Year round
London London Community Players London Youth Theatre Education 7-16 Summer
Niagara-on-the-Lake Shaw Festival

Shaw Acting Camp

Shaw Theatre School

11-13

Grades 3 to 12

Summer (acting camp)

Oct-Dec (theatre school)

Port Dover Lighthouse Festival Theatre Young Company 12-17 Summer
Port Stanley Port Stanley Festival Theatre Drama Camp 8-11 Year round
St. Catharines Carousel Players Summer Theatre School 5-13 Summer
St. Jacobs Drayton Entertainment Youth Musical Theatre Program 13-18 Summer
Stratford Stratford Festival Shakespeare School Grades 7 to 12 Summer

Toronto Region

Where? Theatre Program(s) Ages When?
Toronto Avenue Road Arts School Kids & Teens Performing Arts Programs 1-18 Fall / Winter / Spring
Toronto Bad Dog Theatre Improvisation 10-17 Year round
Toronto Bravo Academy Music Theatre Training School 5-19 Year round
Toronto Driftwood Theatre Creative Roots Intensive 14-19 Summer
Toronto Great Big Theatre Company Youth Programs 4-14 Year round
Toronto No Strings Theatre Youth Programs 13-21 Summer / Fall
Toronto Randolph College for the Performing Arts Dance, Musical Theatre and Acting Classes 3-17 Fall / Winter / Spring
Toronto Ryerson School of Performance Youth Programs 6-19 Summer
Toronto The Second City Youth Programs 10-18 Year round
Toronto Soulpepper Youth Programs 16-19 Year round
Toronto Young People's Theatre Youth Programs 4-18 Year round

Member organizations can submit/update listings by emailing Brandon Moore, Communications Coordinator, at news@theatreontario.org

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