Rollicking Musical Returns to YPTOn the Mainstage Feb.6-Mar.18
Charming Tale for Tiny TotsIn the Studio Feb. 15-26
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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,
and 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.
- YPT has a March Break Week that’s jam-packed with family fun and adventure, including daily performances of James and the Giant Peach, FREE activities and Drama Camp!
- YPT is inviting fresh applications for the 2017/18 edition of the $10,000 Ada Slaight Drama in Education Award.
- YPT is thrilled to present Scenes From a Tree, an award-winning show specially designed for children 18 months to 4 years of age.
- Hit musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach returns to YPT due to overwhelming demand.
- YPT presents Anita Majumdar’s Boys With Cars, a powerful new adaptation addressing female empowerment and consent
- YPT Announces Recipient of Inaugural Ada Slaight Drama-in-Education Award.
- Multi-Dora Award-winning musical Seussical™ returns to Young People’s Theatre in a brand new production!
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Young People’s Theatre
“Thank you, YPT. You are vital to Toronto’s cultural make-up. Here’s to the next 50 years!”– Toronto Mayor John Tory
"Everyone at YPT believes in wonder, and in children. It is magical. It feels like home."– Tanisha Taitt, Director