We strongly believe that acting is a life skill that develops creativity, collaboration and communication. These are vital skills for today’s classrooms and tomorrow’s working adults.

Now in our 47th year, the YPT Drama School offers fun-filled and meaningful theatrical experiences. Our classes are led by professional arts educators whose skills are always expanding through our professional development sessions and their own professional experiences. We introduce young people to the theatre and also help them develop into positive, social beings. Their unique voices and creativity shape our world today and will steward it for the future.

Drama School Mash-Up

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


2016/17 Year-round Classes, Camps and
Ensemble Programs

We offer various drama classes, camps and ensemble programs for students in JK-Grade 12. Our courses provide children and youth of all levels of experience a chance to express themselves theatrically and discover the power of their own creative voice and imagination, all the while having fun!


Four ways to register: Online, by fax, by mail or in person! Register online in less than 10 minutes. Print registration forms to fax, mail or drop-off in person.

A Message from Artistic Director Allen MacInnis

The Drama School embodies our theatre’s vision: to have a positive impact on the emotional, social, and intellectual development of young people. At both our professional productions and our Drama School, we welcome all children and teens who love good stories or are curious about theatre. YPT is all about fostering young people’s ability to engage with the world around them.

A Message from Drama School Director Liz Pounsett

At the YPT Drama School, our students are front and centre in all that we do, from our weekly drama classes to our intensive advanced training workshops. Led by professional artist educators with extensive teaching experience, we are proud to offer innovative programming that provides a safe and fun environment in which students can express themselves creatively. Join us for one or all three terms, and discover the wonder and excitement of the theatre!

Take a Tour of our Drama School

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