Summer Theatre Intensive 2014

Indulge your passion for theatre and learning

August 10 to 16, 2014


Read about the past year's Summer Theatre Intensive on our blog


Experience a week away from all distractions and immerse yourself in a unique theatrical learning experience. You will learn new skills, meet passionate theatre people, enrich your theatre capacity, and flex your creative muscle!

Register for Summer Courses

Your Courses

We are offering the following courses to choose from:

For Performers

For Directors

Your Summer Theatre Intensive Package

  • Your choice of one course, led by an experienced theatre instructor
  • Buffet-style meals daily (including vegetarian fare)
  • Single air-conditioned room in the Willison Residence
  • A performance at the Stratford Festival
  • An opportunity to attend a reading from a Canadian playwright
  • The opportunity to share your enthusiasm, experience, and passion for theatre, while meeting other like-minded, talented, and creative people


We are pleased to welcome Dave Carley and Marcia Johnson as our Playwrights-in-Person at our Summer Theatre Intensive.  Dave and Marcia will be reading for this works on Monday, August 11, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

Your Week's Overview

  • Check-in is on Sunday, August 10th, 4pm to 8pm
  • Welcome Reception on Sunday, August 10th at 8pm
  • Meal plan begins with breakfast on Monday, August 11th
  • Class and assignments throughout the week will follow your instructor’s schedule, with at least six hours of instruction each day
  • Evenings will be made up of class assignments, trip to the theatre, and playwright's reading
  • The opportunity to see Man Of La Mancha at the Avon Theatre at the Stratford Festival
  • Courses finish Friday, August 15th at 5pm, dinner and party to follow
  • Check-Out Saturday, August 16th after breakfast (by 11am)

Course Location

Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON

Course Fees

Summer Theatre Intensive package includes tuition, accommodation, meals, and theatre ticket for a performance at the Stratford Festival (includes transportation.)

Early-Bird Rates Before May 1, 2014

Regular Course Fees:

  • $900 plus $117.00 HST = $1017.00
  • $930 plus $120.90 HST = $1050.90 for Reviewing Your Revue

Course Fees for Theatre Ontario Individual Members:

  • $800 plus $104.00 HST = $904.00
  • $830 plus $107.90 HST = $937.90 for Reviewing Your Revue

Rates After May 1, 2014

Regular Course Fees:

  • $950 plus $123.50 HST = $1073.50
  • $980 plus $127.40 HST = $1107.40 for Reviewing Your Revue

Course Fees for Theatre Ontario Individual Members:

  • $850 plus $110.50 HST = $960.50
  • $880 plus $114.40 HST = $994.40 for Reviewing Your Revue

Find out more about Theatre Ontario individual membership

A deposit of $100 is required at time of registration.  Enrolment is limited.  Participation in these courses is for those 19 years of age and older.

Register for Summer Courses

Or download a Summer Course Application Form to apply by cheque

Withdrawal Policy

Payments are non-refundable after June 27, 2014.  Any cancellation must be in writing.  Theatre Ontario reserves the right to withdraw any course with full course refund.

From Past Participants

  • "I discovered things about myself that never surfaced before."
  • "My attendance at Theatre Ontario courses has often resulted in "lifechanging" experiences. The knowledge gained applies, not only to theatre, but also nurtures the LIFE SKILLS that I use in my day-to-day world."
  • "This was a very intensive week and very exciting - I think we all felt it was a wonderful learning experience. Wish I didn't have to wait till next year."
  • "Incredibly inspiring! It has awakened a desire to go on and on and on for further learning."

For More Information

For more information about our Theatre Ontario Summer Theatre Intensive, contact or 416.408.4556 x.10

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