YPT in Action

Created for our 50th Anniversary Season, these behind-the-scenes videos include tours of the theatre, a sneak peek at our Drama School, inspiring class trips and interviews with YPT’s talented artistic team.


Funnily enough, sometimes people presume that YPT casts children in its productions.
In reality, we hire professional actors to perform in all of our shows – 99% of whom are
adults. In fact, over the past 50 years, some of the biggest names in Canadian theatre
have graced our Mainstage. We decided to clarify this misconception with this video.


Take a look at the scope of YPT’s work onstage and beyond.


A look at the many learning opportunities available at Young People’s Theatre.


YPT Artistic Director Allen MacInnis discusses the theatre’s creative standards, while
providing a behind-the-scenes look at its in-house prop, set and costume departments.


Students demonstrate what it’s like to attend Drama School at YPT.


Join Sprucecourt School as they visit the theatre to see Emily’s Piano and go behind-
the-scenes.


Past Seasons


See why YPT is Canada’s preeminent theatre company for young people.


YPT’s Artistic Director Allen MacInnis provides a look behind-the-scenes at Young
People’s Theatre, accompanied by Drama School student Omari St. Aude. Come along
on a tour of our historic building in Old Town Toronto and see what goes on in YPT’s
costume, props and scenery shops. It’s a brief but fascinating glimpse at what goes into
creating a play at YPT.


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


View the Junior Ensemble in action.


View the Senior Ensemble in action.


Watch this video to learn more about what it’s like to visit YPT.