Summer Theatre Intensive 2019

August 4 to 9, 2019

Exploring and Learning Together!

This year we head to the East side of our province to beautiful Kingston Ontario! Our courses will be held at historic Queen’s University and will include a week of incredible training opportunities for you to explore something new or boost your skills. We have the opportunity to keep all courses, the accommodations and all meals on the premises and we are taking full advantage of the wonderful, modern facilities Queen’s has to offer.Summertheatreintensive 2016 Introdir Classpic

"I have learned things both tangible and intangible that I know will influence my future work in a positive way. I benefitted from being able to hear feedback ... and so too the chance to discuss and react to what my colleagues are working on. It's a rare privilege and I'm very grateful for the experience." - 2018 Summer Theatre Participant


Your Courses

For 2019, spaces are still available in:

Fundamentals of Acting, with Rosanna Saracino
Devised Theatre for Intersectional Artists, with Sabah Haque
Playing with Commedia Dell'Arte, with Alix Sideris
Directions on Directing: An Introductory Look at Directing, with Andrew Lamb - SOLD OUT!


Your Week’s Overview

  • Check in at your accommodations between 3:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday
  • Welcome party on Sunday at 5:30pm, followed by a meet and greet with your instructor and classmates
  • Catered meals daily for lunch and dinner including vegetarian fare
  • Class and assignments throughout the week will follow your instructor’s schedule, with at least thirty hours of in-class instruction
  • Evenings will be made up of class assignments, a live play reading, and a trip to Thousand Islands Playhouse to take in a show
  • Courses finish: Friday at 12pm, with a closing luncheon to follow



Summer Theatre Intensive features Playwright-in-Person play readings from a Canadian playwright.

Meet our 2019 Playwright-in-Person - Lisa Meuser

Playwright-in-Person is made possible by a grant from the Playwrights Guild of Canada's "PlayConnect" program, funded by the Canada Council.


Course Location

Queen's University
99 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6



For this year's Summer Theatre Intensive we have the opportunity to take full advantage of what Queen's has to offer. Not only will our courses be in their beautiful facilities, but we are also able to stay and eat on campus, making travel between activities easy.



We are pleased to announced that our New Talent Scholarship is returning for 2019.

This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of ART Agency Inc.

Congratulations to Gargi Panchal, OUR 2019 recipient

learn more about the summer theatre intensive new talent scholarships


  Course* Breakfast, Lunch
and Dinner
Show Ticket
(incl. transport)
TOTAL Accommodation** FULL TOTAL
Member $470 $225 $40 $735 + HST $272.50 $1007.50 + HST
Non-Member $570 $225 $40 $835 + HST $272.50 $1107.50 + HST

*Special Early Bird Offer – save $50 if you pay the total amount by May 1st!

Summertheatreintensive 2019 Floorplan**All accommodations are two-bedroom suites that have private bedrooms and a shared bathroom. Units are air-conditioned, have extra-long double beds and include linens, towels, flat screen TV, Mini fridge, and complementary Wi-Fi. Accommodation is optional; you may seek your own alternative.

A deposit of $200 is required at time of registration. Enrollment is limited. Participation in these courses is for those 19 years of age and older.


Withdrawal Policy

Payments are non-refundable after June 24, 2019. Any cancellation must be in writing. Theatre Ontario reserves the right to withdraw any course with full course refund. 



Register for Summer CourseS on our courses and workshops page


Code of Conduct - General Expectations

Participants at the Summer Theatre Intensive are expected at all times to:

  • Treat one another, venue, accommodations and Theatre Ontario staff, and course instructors with dignity, respect and hospitality;
  • Act with honesty, integrity and professionalism;
  • Conduct themselves in a manner which reflects the professional standards of the Summer Theatre Intensive program to create safe, supportive opportunities for all to learn new skills, forge new professional connections, and flex their creative muscles.


For More Information

Read about past Summer Theatre Intensives on our blog

For more information about the Theatre Ontario Summer Theatre Intensive, contact Raeburn Ferguson, Professional Theatre and Education Manager 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)