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 entering its 52nd year – embodies our theatre’s vision: to have a positive impact on the emotional, social and intellectual development of young people. Recognizing that there is still a clear need to maintain physical distancing, we are currently offering both online and a select number of in-person classes this Fall.

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!

To learn more about the history of the Drama School, click here.

Take a Tour of our Drama School

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

The Our Kids review of Young People’s Theatre.

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

A Message from Drama School Director Liz Pounsett

We are so excited to welcome students to our drama classes this season. Challenging times can make for unique opportunities, for innovation and a re-imagining. In the summer of 2020, 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. We can’t wait to see everyone again, and to welcome new students – wherever you are – to our classes!