50th Anniversary Season!
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Monday, June 1st, 2015
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Beginning June 29!
For Kids Entering Grades 7-9
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July 6-17 | Register Now!

..............YPT Founder..............
“Only the best
is good enough
for children.”
– Susan Rubes, Founder,
Young People’s Theatre
..............YPT Drama School..............
“These are
my people.”
– Kaitlin, Drama School
Student, age 13
..............YPT Artists..............
“There is NO
substitute for
live performance!”
- Fred Penner,
The Cat Came Back (2013)

YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE (YPT) is the oldest continuously operating theatre company in Toronto and is a national producer and presenter of theatre for young audiences. Over the past 49 years many of the important pieces that form the canon of plays for young audiences in Canada have appeared on our stages. We continue to develop new work and create partnerships with theatre companies across the country and around the world.
Learning is at the centre of everything we do. When young people come to our theatre, we hope that they will be entertained – but not just by a pleasant, fleeting distraction. We want them to be imprinted with so powerful an experience that it expands their capacity to learn. When young people are immersed in the imaginary world of a play, the experience isn’t less important to them because it isn’t real. Children make imagined experience real experience.
YPT-BuildingThrough the professional theatrical work produced on our stages, and through the enriched learning experiences we offer with our Education & Participation programs, YPT provides young people with ways to develop their whole being. This is central to YPT’s artistic policy. We want to have a positive and lasting impact on the emotional, social, and intellectual development of young people – in order for them to grow into the unique and wonderful people they were born to be.

Learn more about the history of Young People’s Theatre

Join Artistic Director Allen MacInnis on a behind-the-scenes tour!