About the Drama School

We are the largest theatre school in Canada providing drama classes for babies, toddlers and youth, in four different locations. From weekly classes to full-day camps, the school – now in its 51st year – embodies our theatre’s vision: to have a positive impact on the emotional, social and intellectual development of young people.

YPT’s Drama School is a place for young people to explore their interest in theatre, mentored by professional and experienced artists. We offer year-round programming celebrating everyone’s unique abilities. Kids and youth discover the power of their own voice, gain confidence, make new friends – and have FUN!

Please Note: Fall drama classes will be conducted online beginning Oct. 13. Registration opens Sept. 21. 

Take a Tour of our Drama School

See more about the creative inner workings of the Drama School here.

Actor and playwright Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Appa, Kim’s Convenience), and his son Noah discuss YPT’s Drama School.

A Message from Artistic Director Allen MacInnis
& Executive Director Nancy Webster

The Drama School embodies our theatre’s vision: to have a positive impact on the emotional, social, and intellectual development of young people. We welcome all children and teens who love good stories or are curious about theatre. More than anything, we know that theatre can help kids develop social skills, gain confidence and discover the power of their own voice.

A Message from Drama School Director Liz Pounsett

We are so excited to welcome students to our online drama classes this Fall. Following a wonderfully successful Summer Camp experience – online for the first time! – we’re excited to return this Fall with more virtual drama. Challenging times can make for unique opportunities, for innovation and a re-imagining. This summer, we discovered that online classes can be just as fun, active, engaging and deeply satisfying as the in-person version. We were thrilled to find kids laughing and playful, focused and enthusiastic, improvising and collaborating. Led by our experienced faculty of professional artist educators, our priority is to create safe and fun spaces for kids to grow, learn, express themselves and find community. So this Fall, building on the success and lessons of our summer, we can’t wait to see everyone again, and to welcome new students – wherever you are – to our classes!