Montreal theatre: 2018 summer programs for kids and teens

Looking to get a child or teen involved in theatre this 2018 summer season? Below is our listing of professional English language training institutions in the greater Montreal area offering programs and workshops for youth of all skill levels this upcoming session:

Segal Academy

The Segal Centre Academy is a professionally staffed educational facility at the Segal Centre that offers high-calibre performing arts courses and workshops for children and young adults. The Academy nurtures creativity, collaboration and talent in drama, musical theatre, music, and dance.

Program: Centre Stage Summer Camp Session 1
July 2nd – 13th, 2018 
 8:30 am – 9:00 am
 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
$250.00/week (must attend 2 week session)

Program: Centre Stage Summer Camp Session 2
Dates: July 30th – August 10th, 2018
Drop-off: 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Pick-up: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Fee: $250.00/week (must attend 2 week session)

Location: Segal Centre for Performing Arts, 5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7
Info & Registration: Liana Wiener, Director of the Academy at | (514) 739-2301 x8331 |

NTS – National Theatre School of Canada

NTS’ youth programs are inspired by the rigour and excellence of NTS’ core professional training programs. They cover various theatre professions, with workshops in voice, listening, movement, text analysis, scenography, costume design and stage management. Classes are led by Canada’s leading theatre professionals.

Program: Summer Intensive
Ages: 15 – 17 years old
Dates: July 30th – August 10th (2 weeks)
Times: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fee: $350.00 (No audition required, but a mandatory meeting will be held around mid-July)
Location: 5030 St Denis Street, Montreal, H2J 2L8
Info & Registration: Maude Levasseur, Youth Program Manager, | (514) 842-7954 |

Geordie Theatre School

At Geordie Theatre School (GTS), children and teens have the opportunity to build a solid foundation in acting by learning the craft from some of Geordie’s favorite theatre professionals who are passionate about teaching the next generation. This 2018 summer as part of Repercussion Theatre’s Shakespeare-Before-the-Show series, GTS will be leading a workshop for youth before select performances of “Romeo & Juliet” .

Program: Introduction to Shakespeare Workshop
Cost $35.00 (per 2 hour workshop)
– 8 to 12 year olds: Wednesday, July 11th @ 4:00pm – 6:15pm (at Westmount Park)
– 13 to 17 year olds: Wednesday, July 11th @ 4:00pm – 6:15pm (at Westmount Park)
– 8 to 12 year olds: Sunday, July 29th @ 4:00pm – 6:15pm (at Westmount Park)
– 13 to 17 year olds: Sunday, July 29th @ 4:00pm – 6:15pm (at Westmount Park)
– 11 to 17 year olds: Tuesday, July 31st @ 4:00pm – 6:15pm (at McGill)
– 11 to 17 year olds: Friday, August 3rd @ 4:00pm – 6:15pm (in Beaconsfield)

Info & Registration: Jessica Abdallah, GTS Director at | (514) 845-9810

Overture with the Arts

Overture with the Arts (OWTA) is a non-profit organization based in Montreal offering education in music, dance, drama and vocal training. OWTA’s free and low-cost programs enable young people to pursue their passion in the performing arts at accessible rates. This summer, kids and teens will be able to hone their skills in a new musical theatre program that provides participants with the opportunity to perform in a production at the end of the session.

Program: Youth Musical Theatre Summer Program
Ages: 5 – 15 years old
Dates: July 2nd – August 17th (7 weeks)
Times: Monday to Friday from 10:00 am – 3:30pm (Daycare services available for $5: Morning – 8:00 am – 10:00 am | Evening – 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm)
Fee: $50.00/week
Location: Riverdale High School, 5060 Sources Boulevard, Pierrefonds, H8Y 3E4
Info & Registration: Akilah Newton at | (514) 889-8678 |

Broadway Academy

Broadway Academy Westmount offers multiple courses and workshops specializing in music and musical theatre performance at the basic, advanced, and professional levels. In addition to providing conservatory style programs, the academy hosts workshops and masterclasses with guest artists performing on Broadway and in touring productions of New York musicals.

Program: Glittering Broadway Summer Workshop (Ages 4 – 7)

Program: Glittering Broadway Summer Workshop (Ages 8 – 13)

Location: 4055 Sainte-Catherine Street West #125, Westmount, H3Z 3J8
Info & | 514-433-3366 |

Teen Tour Theatre

Montreal’s original Teen Touring Theatre school offers acting classes for children, teens, and young adults at all levels (beginner to professional). Workshop programs include Auditioning for TV and Film, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Directing, Improvisation, Stage Combat and more.

Program: Summer Workshop
Ages: 14 years and up
Classes: 1-2 times per week in the evening
Location: Wesley United Church, 5964 Avenue Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, H4A 1N1
Info & Registration: Aviva Wolman-Wener at | (514) 626-9409 |

Roper Theatre Academy

Roper Theatre Academy is Montréal South Shore’s only English-language youth theatre school. Its mission is to provide a structured and nurturing environment for participants, guiding them in their pursuit of the dramatic arts. Programs are designed for children and teens of all artistic abilities and levels.

Program: Summer Musical Theatre Program
Ages: 7 – 15 years old
Dates: July 9th – 27th, 2018 (15 days; participants must register for all 3 weeks due to the performance component)
Fee: $300.00 per week ​(Special Package: 3-week Musical Theatre Program with full Day Care service for $1000.00)

  • Work with trained, professional directors on a full musical theatre production
  • Training in Acting, singing and dancing
  • Performance on Friday, July 27th at 7pm – includes costumes, make-up, and stage experience

Program: Summer Theatre Arts Program
Ages: 7 – 15 years old
Dates: Week 1: July 30th to August 3rd; Week 2: August 6th to 10th; Week 3: August 13th to 17th; Week 4: August 20th to 24th (Participants may register for any combination of weeks)
Fee: $200.00 per week

  • All artistic disciplines will be covered each week
  • Trained professionals guide participants through the exploration of acting, singing, dancing, and visual arts
  • On Fridays at 5pm, children will perform in a weekly variety show

Program: Summer Teen Program
Ages: 13 – 15 years old
Dates: August 13th – 17th, 2018 (1 week)
Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (supervision available before 10am)
Fee: $250.00

  • A small cast of 14 teens will explore the world of bullying through a brand-new play, “Before The Bell”, from Beat by Beat Press
  • Performance on Friday, August 17th at 7pm includes costumes, make-up, and stage experience

Location: 228 Rue Sainte-Marie, La Prairie, QC
Info & Registration: | (514) 730-2305 |

Rising Stars Jr.

Originating from Vancouver, B.C., Rising Stars Jr. Acting Conservatory is moving to Montreal’s West Island in August 2017! Classes provide a fun, safe and educational space for youth to explore their inner performers at any skill level. The summer 2018 end-of-program presentation will be a stage performance of the musical Annie Jr.

ProgramSummer Camp
Ages: 8 – 18 years old
Dates: August 6th – August 17th, 2018
Location: Rehearsal space will be announced 2 weeks before the start of class. All rehearsals will take place on the West Island in either Dorval or Pointe Claire.
Info & | 1 (778) 994-7633 |

Pegasus Performing Arts – Theatre West

Theatre West has earned a 25 year reputation in the theatre community of Montreal as a proven leader in developing better focus and concentration among its young performers. Inspiring an imaginative and interactive creative community to evolve, it aspires to create a safe place for everyone to play in.

Program: Youth Summer Camp
Ages: 8 – 13 years old
Dates: July 23rd – July 27th or July 30th – August 3rd (1 week)
Times: Mon – Fri @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (early drop off and late pick-up available)
Fee: $275.00 per week (taxes included)

Program: Teen Summer Camp
Ages: 13 – 17 years old
Dates: August 6th – August 10th or August 13th – August 17th (1 week)
Times: Mon – Fri @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (early drop off and late pick-up available)
Fee: $275.00 per week (taxes included)

Location: Valois United Church, 70 Avenue Belmont, Pointe-Claire, H9R 2N5
Info & | (514) 629-9558 |

MTL Acting

Professional performing arts training for children & teens with certified teacher and theatre artist, Julia Ainsworth (B.ED, B.F.A). Students are engaged in the creative process from rehearsal to production, and supported to develop self-confidence, personal expression and technical skills in performing arts.

Program: Summer Program
Ages: 8 – 12 years old
Dates: July 2nd – July 13th, 2018 (10 days)
Time: Mon – Fri @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $275.00 per week
Location: Studio l’équilibre en movement, 1208 Avenue Van Horne
Info & Registration: Julia Ainsworth at | (514) 346-0354 |

Montreal Children’s Theatre

Over 10,000 Montrealers have attended classes at The Children’s Theatre since the school was founded in 1933 by Montreal legends Dorothy Davis and Violet Walters. The curriculum focuses on raising students’ level of self-confidence, employing techniques that bring out creativity and personality in young people.

Program: Musical Theatre Summer Camp
Ages: 7 – 12 years old
August 13 – August 24, 2018 (2 weeks)
Times: Mon – Fri @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (early drop off and late pick-up available)
Fee: $550.00

Program: Theatre Creation Summer Camp
Ages: 12 – 17 years old
July 15 – July 27, 2018 (2 weeks)
Times: Mon – Fri @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (early drop off and late pick-up available)
Fee: $550.00

Location6225 Godfrey Ave, Montreal, H4B 1K3
Info & Registration: | (514) 484-6620 |


Serving Montreal’s Acting community for 25 years, M.S.O.P.A offers serious training in a safe, fun, and challenging environment, developing a craft that allows students to be truthful, emotionally alive and that helps them find the courage to express their thoughts. Students leave this workshop with an increased sense of self-esteem and confidence, as well as a growing love for the performing arts. The Summer Day Camp provides training in Singing, Movement, Improvisation, Scene Work, On Camera Work, Film Making, and Voice Over and includes industry field trips and networking opportunities.

Program: Young Actor’s Summer Day Camp
Ages: 7 – 15 years old
Dates: August 01 – August 10, 2018 (8 days)
Times: Wed – Fri and Mon – Fri @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fee: $700.00 (Early bird price: $630.00 – must register before July 3rd)
Location: Centre Greene, 1090 Green Avenue, Westmount
Info & | (514) 483-5526 |

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