The National Theatre School opens its doors with new public workshops

Starting this fall 2018, the prestigious School will offer courses on acting, playwriting, stagecraft, and singing for people aged 15 to 115

MONTREAL, September 6th, 2018 – Who has never dreamed of playing a character or writing a few lines for the stage? At the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS), the public will now be able to step into the fascinating world of theatrical creation through workshops that are open to all.

Acting, writing, set design, stage management, sound design, lighting: these workshops, led by NTS’s professional artists, guide novice and experienced participants alike through various aspects of the theatre arts. Inspired by the excellence of training in NTS’s professional programs, the workshops are held at the National Theatre School in Montreal, beginning in late September.

“This initiative is part of our institution’s transformation and shows our eagerness to get more people creating and living an artistic experience,” explains Gideon Arthurs, CEO of NTS. “Theatre brings people together and allows them to imagine, think, and feel collectively. It builds community, fosters creativity and debate, and promotes collective well-being.”

Offered at reasonable prices, the workshops welcome participants in three age groups: 15- 17 years old, 18-29 years old, and 30 plus.

NTS’s community choir welcomes all adults 18 and up on Wednesday evenings.
In Fall 2018, NTS will offer 13 courses in French and 4 in English. To learn more about the training and to register, visit

About the National Theatre School of Canada

The National Theatre School (NTS) is an art school open to all. Since 1960, it has trained artists, in English and French, in all of theatre’s trades and professions. Many of its 2100 alumni are among the most active and recognized actors, directors, designers, writers, and production professionals in Canada and around the world.

NTS is committed to solidifying community and breaking down the walls that separate us. This is why it is now offering workshops for anyone aged 15 to 115 who wishes to discover the power of theatre as a instrument of social as well as personal growth. The School also presents an annual theatre festival for secondary school students, in which over 7500 students participated in 2018.

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