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YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE (YPT) is the oldest professional theatre company in Toronto and is a national producer and presenter of theatre for young audiences – the first and largest of its kind in Canada. Over the past 50 years YPT has staged many of the most important plays that form the canon of work for youth in our country. YPT continues to develop new work and create partnerships with theatre companies across the country and around the world. But that’s not all. The enriched learning experiences of YPT’s Education & Participation Department provide young people with opportunities to develop their whole being. Through our workshops in community shelters and agencies, educational initiatives in Toronto classrooms, Drama School programs in four locations throughout the City,

YPT-Buildingand training and apprenticeship opportunities, we place learning at the centre of everything we do. At Young People’s Theatre we strive for a positive and lasting impact on the emotional, social, and intellectual development of young people – giving them the chance to grow into the unique and wonderful people they were born to be.

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YPT Founder

“Only the best
is good enough
for children.”

– Susan Rubes, Founder,
Young People’s Theatre

YPT Supporter

“Thank you, YPT. You are vital to Toronto’s cultural make-up. Here’s to the next 50 years!”

– Toronto Mayor John Tory

YPT Alumnus

"Everyone at YPT believes in wonder, and in children. It is magical. It feels like home."

– Tanisha Taitt, Director