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Our 2023–2024 adult courses have finished for the season. Stay tuned for our 2024–2025 adult courses, coming in the fall!

Full subsidy spots are available on a case-by-case, first-come-first-serve basis. For more information, contact Mikenzie Page, Education Coordinator, at

Cancel up to one week before the first class: full refund
Cancel up to 6 days after the first class: 50% refund
Cancel after the second class: no refund available



We encourage applications from equity-seeking individuals, including but not limited to those who are Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Trans, gender diverse, Intersex, Queer, Neurodivergent, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Disabled/have lived experience of disability (including mental health disability).

The program facilitators will consult participants about their access needs and strive to adapt the program accordingly. Our access practices will include:

  • Regular check-ins for access needs
  • For COVID-19 safety, you are welcome to wear masks
  • Physically accessible and gender-neutral washrooms
  • Sighted-guide assistance
  • Personal Support Workers are welcome in the space; advance notice is requested so we can adjust numbers based on safety procedures
  • Wheelchair-user friendly space
  • Program materials provided in accessible formats
  • Automatic captions through participants’ personal devices
  • Relaxed environment in class and chill-out zones in the building
  • Fragrance-free space (everyone will be encouraged to use fragrance-free products; if this is a barrier for you, we will collaborate on finding a way to meet everyone’s needs)
  • We currently cannot offer ASL services during classes

Our Accessibility Coordinator, Amy Amantea, will be happy to talk to you about your access needs, and how they may be addressed in our Adult Programs. Amy can be reached at

Acting 101
Acting 101 is a 10-week introductory acting course where participants learn about the foundation of acting. Participants explore different aspects of theatre such as character creation, scene work, improvisation, physical theatre, storytelling, and more.
Instructor: Hila Graf

Community Creates
An introductory devised theatre program for adults, Community Creates invites participants to come together and create an original show in tandem. Participants explore acting, writing, and movement while working as an ensemble to create an original performance that is staged and performed on the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.
Instructor: Hila Graf

Improv Flight
This 8-week course, in partnership with Tightrope Theatre, allows participants to “taste” a bit of all the different aspects of improv. Participants learn about embracing failure, building connections, and the skills needed to create engaging stories on stage.
Instructors: Ali Froggatt, Aamir Khan, Rina Shimomura, and Jeff Gladstone

Musical Theatre 101
Musical Theatre 101 is our all-ages, all-levels introductory musical theatre course. Led by a team of industry professionals, participants take part in music rehearsals, staging, and choreography as they explore how music, movement, and story are woven together while preparing (then performing!) a big Broadway ensemble number!
Instructor: Peter Jorgensen

Playwriting 101
Playwriting 101 is a 8-week playwriting course, open to all levels. This class teaches the fundamentals of playwriting, from character development and dialogue to conflict and scene structure, while encouraging participants to develop their own voice in writing.
Instructor: Sydney Marino

Playwriting 102
This collaborative workshop style course builds on Playwriting 101. It is intended for participants with a first draft or synopsis to further develop their work in progress.
Instructor: Sydney Marino