Summer Theatre Intensive 2015

Indulge your passion for theatre and learning

August 9 to 15, 2015

Summer Theatre Intensive

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!

The deadline for registrations is July 31, 2015.

Your Courses

For 2015, we are offering the following courses:

For Performers

For Directors

For Playwrights

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 King Street Residence (different residence from 2014)
  • A performance at the Stratford Festival
  • An evening of play readings with Playwright-in-Person Vern Thiessen
  • The opportunity to share your enthusiasm, experience, and passion for theatre, while meeting other like-minded, talented, and creative people

Your Week's Overview

  • Check-in is on Sunday, August 9th, any time between 4pm to 10pm
  • Welcome Reception on Sunday, August 9th at 8pm
  • Meal plan begins with breakfast on Monday, August 10th
  • 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
  • The opportunity to see The Sound of Music at the Stratford Festival
  • Courses finish Friday, August 14th at 5pm, dinner and party to follow
  • Check-Out Saturday, August 15th (by 10am)

Read more about the Summer Theatre Intensive on Theatre Ontario's Blog

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.)

Regular Course Fees:

  • $950 plus $123.50 HST = $1073.50

Course Fees for Theatre Ontario Individual Members:

  • $850 plus $110.50 HST = $960.50

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

Withdrawal Policy

Payments are non-refundable after June 26, 2015.  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 Rebecca Ballarin, Program Coordinator at or 416.408.4556 x.12.


401 Richmond Street West, Suite 350, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
Telephone: 416.408.4556 (Find an Extension) / Fax: 416.408.3402
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Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
(In July and August, our hours are Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm and Friday: 9 am to 1 pm)