Theatre School at MTYP

If you’re looking for a place to have fun, meet new friends, and develop skills in theatre, you’ve come to the right place!

MTYP offers classes for the very young – Parents and caregivers can join their tots (age 3 and 4) in DramaVentures, a gentle introduction to a lifetime touched by theatre magic.

The adventure continues year after year. Students can embark on a journey through many exciting theatre experiences: Creative Drama, Acting, Musical Theatre, and Moviemakers, to name a few.

Advanced students can truly reach for the stars in our teen companies: The Musical Theatre Company, the Young Company, and a wide range of classes, from  Acting for Camera, to Acting Shakespeare.

We’ve got some new programs this year: a Junior Musical Theatre Company that will perform with professional costumes and lighting, an Advanced Teen Shakespeare class, Sam’s Prop and Puppet Shop, and additional special opportunities to be announced throughout the year!

And don’t forget our professional mainstage – nowhere else can you see Winnipeg’s best theatre for young people and train as an actor, all under one roof!

So if you want to develop your artistic talents, build confidence, and have fun doing it, you’ve picked the right place. 

It’s like Wendy and her brothers discover on their way to Neverland – with a little sprinkle of magic, you really can fly. Well, buckle in – you’re on your way!

Your theatre school staff

Kent Suss, Theatre School Director
Loc Lu, Drama Outreach Coordinator
Theatre School Administrator,

Classes at MTYP

MTYP's Theatre School offers Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions. We also offer a Winter, Spring, and Summer camps. We offer classes for ages three and up in acting for film and stage, filmmaking, musical theatre, improvisation, puppetry, and much more! Students in all classes have the opportunity to perform their work in front of an audience.

Click here for a full list of classes.

Click here for the Theatre School Brochure!

Theatre school shows

Throughout the year, MTYP students work hard to put together a number of great productions. Click here for more information.


Tap into your creative potential and make the friends of a lifetime at Manitoba Theatre for Young People's Theatre School. Whether you're passionate about pursuing a life of acting, or just want to have fun putting on plays and making movies with your new friends, MTYP is the place for you!

The thrill of performing is a big part of what makes our theatre program fun. Students in all classes have the opportunity to present their work to an audience. Young people ages 9 and up are invited to audition for one of MTYP's student companies; The Junior Company, Musical Theatre Company, Shakespeare Company, and Young Company perform on stage with full costumes, props, lighting, and scenery provided by our professional production team.

Young people involved in theatre activities grow in confidence and social skills and develop their capacity to express themselves creatively. Many tell the story of how being involved in a theatre production was the best time they ever had.

MTYP offers financial assistance for those who would otherwise not be able to participate in our programs. Click here to download a bursary application form.