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 43rd 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.
The YPT Drama School offers year-round drama classes in our Summer (ages 6 - 18), Fall-Winter-Spring (grades JK - 12), and March Break sessions (grades JK - 6). We also offer personal coaching sessions for academic or professional auditions. We have three locations for our Fall-Winter-Spring classes in Downtown Toronto, Etobicoke and in North York. YPT Drama School is a founding member of the Toronto Association of Acting Studios (TAAS).
MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
If you are reading this, it is likely you are someone as deeply interested in the healthy development of young people as we are here at YPT. The purpose of everything we do is to make a positive contribution – albeit in a very fun way – to the emotional, intellectual and social development of the children and youth who attend our plays and take part in our many programs. This includes our venerable Drama School, now starting its 43rd year. After that many years, we can claim to e experts at instilling in our young participants the core skills of drama and theatre – collaboration, problem solving, self confidence and, above all, creativity.