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.
Download our 2019.20 Drama School Brochure here.
New students are welcome throughout the year! Our skilled faculty are adept and prepared to integrate students joining in the Winter and Spring, to ensure that the ensemble dynamic of each class is recreated with each new session.
Take a Tour of our Drama School
See more about the creative inner workings of the Drama School here.
Drama School Mash-Up
Students demonstrate what it’s like to attend Drama School at YPT.
Actor and playwright Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Appa, Kim’s Convenience), and his son Noah discuss YPT’s Drama School.
2019.20 Year-round Classes, Camps and Ensemble Programs
We offer various drama classes, camps and ensemble programs for students in JK-Grade 12. Our courses provide children and youth of all levels of experience a chance to express themselves theatrically and discover the power of their own creative voice and imagination, all the while having fun!
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. We look forward to welcoming you and your children to YPT during 2019.20, a season taking inspiration from the Seven Ancestral Teachings of the Anishinaabek. To find out more, visit the INDIGENizeUS section of our website. Join us for a year filled with celebration. Stay tuned for more information on alumni events and anniversary activities.
A Message from Drama School Director Liz Pounsett
50 years of students arriving excitedly and nervously on their first day, quickly discovering that they feel right at home, and then thriving as they make friends and discover newfound strengths. Five decades of incredibly talented and committed artist educators sharing their expertise and love of the craft with our students. Half a century and hundreds of generous volunteers who have offered countless hours of their time to support the amazing work of our students. We are especially honoured in this anniversary year to be working with the theme of YPT’s 54th Season – the Seven Ancestral Teachings of the Anishinaabek. In particular, we have a fantastic new class, Tell Me That Story Again, where students will learn about the Indigenous tradition of oral storytelling and create theatre that is personal and powerful. We are proud of our history and so happy to continue welcoming new students this season and in years to come!