Secondary School Festivals

Ontario NTS Festival

Each year over 7000 high school students and teachers participate at the annual Ontario NTS Festival with more than 300 productions in many centres throughout the province.

The curtain rises in February with local area schools performing at District Festivals.

Those chosen as outstanding at the district level will then go on to Regional Festivals in April.

Regional finalists are selected to participate in the gala Ontario Showcase held in May. Detailed information on the festival is available at

The Ontario NTS Festival gives high school students the opportunity to work as actors, directors, playwrights, technicians and publicists. Additionally, it provides students professional adjudication of their performances, the opportunity to work with professionals in special workshops, and public recognition through the more than 500 awards that are presented during the Festival.


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