Senior Company - Grades 9-12

Run by Young People's Theatre Ages 13-18 yrs

For experienced students in Grades 9-12.
Downtown Toronto at YPT (Winter & Spring)
Admission by audition (maximum of 12 students). Audition dates: December 2017. Dates to be confirmed.

The Senior Company is YPT’s most advanced program for committed students to train intensively in the craft of acting. Each year, the program will be inspired by the theme of YPT’s season. Through a combination of working on a short play and professional workshops, Senior Company members will study various established acting techniques which will develop their performance skills.

This two-term program will culminate in a showcase of the students’ work to be performed on the Mainstage at YPT. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in the directed readings of our Writers’ Bloc presentations in March.

The Senior Company is for anyone who is interested in:
- studying influential acting techniques,
- developing in-depth performance skills,
- working with pivotal texts,
- engaging with the wider theatre community, and
- performing the final readings of the Writers’ Bloc participants’ work.

If you are in Grade 9-12, you can audition for the Senior Company. Prior experience in drama is required, be it at YPT, your school or another arts organization. If you are new to YPT we recommend you first take Grade 9-12 Theatre-making and/or Actors’ Craft in the Fall.

The Senior Company meets over two terms on Saturdays from 2pm-5pm, downtown at YPT.

The first session will be on January 6, 2018. The program culminates in a final presentation where the Senior Company performs their work on the Mainstage for family and friends. The final presentation evening will be held on Friday June 8. Please note there are no classes on Easter and Victoria Day weekends, but classes will be held on Family Day weekend.

If you are interested in auditioning, please fill out an Expression of Interest form and email it to along with a completed Registration Package. Auditions will take place in December, at YPT.

The fee for the Senior Company is $613.
There are a limited number of bursaries available. For more information please visit:

Class fees for participants ages 15 and up will be subject to 13% HST.

Bursaries for the Drama School and the Senior Company are funded in part by a generous donation from Ada Slaight.

Questions? Contact us at 416.363.5131 x235 or

Map to Young People's Theatre
Young People's Theatre
165 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5A3Z4
Time Price
Sat, 2pm - 5pm

YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE (YPT) is the oldest professional theatre company in Toronto and is a national producer and presenter of theatre for young audiences– the first and largest of its kind in Canada.

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