Free Programs

Free Programs

Curtain Up is a program that provides youth the opportunity to develop a connection with other young people, artists and the professional theatre community at large. The group experiences hands-on workshops with Soulpepper artists and live performances. Each workshop explores the themes of the play and a specific aspect of theatre creation such as acting, playwriting, directing, design or technical theatre.

The program is free and we provide a $20 cash allowance per day to each participant for meal and transportation costs.

2016 Spring Program Dates: Saturdays, March 19, April 9 & May 28, 10am-5pm

Application Available: Here

2016 Fall Program Dates: TBA


Curtain Up is generously supported by

The March Break Program invites youth to work with Soulpepper artists for six days to develop their creative ideas and performance skills through acting and creation work. The program is for youth ages 16-19 who are interested in theatre and collaboration.

The program is free and we provide a $20 cash allowance per day to each participant for meal and transportation costs.

2016 Program Dates: Saturday March 12, Monday March 14-Friday March 18, 11am-5pm

Application Available: Here


The March Break program is generously supported by

This six-week intensive program will offer ten young people (ages 16-19) from across the city, performance training led by the Soulpepper Artists. Following the example of the Soulpepper Academy, these young people will be given six paid weeks of skills training and artistic development as integrated, contracted members of the company. Mornings will be spent training the voice and body, and afternoons will be taken up with specific artistic projects including scene study and devised creation. Each City Youth Academy Artist is also paired with an Artist Mentor from the company.

The program is free and each participant will receive $394/week.

Applications available: Winter 2016

Program Dates: Program Dates: July 11- August 19, 2016 (Monday-Friday 10am-5pm)


The Soulpepper City Youth Academy is generously supported by Scotiabank

The Leading Ladies Program is dedicated to the development of young female artists (ages 16-19). This program provides an all-female creative environment where young women can comfortably express themselves and work collectively through theatre.

The program is free and we provide a $20 cash allowance per day to each participant for meal and transportation costs.

Application Available: TBA

Program Dates: TBA

The Mainstage Men Program is an opportunity for young men (ages 16-19) to work together in an all-male artistic environment. This program allows boys to explore the many dimensions of who they are as artists.

The program is free and we provide a $20 cash allowance per day to each participant for meal and transportation costs.

Applications Available: TBA

2016 Program Dates: Saturday July 23, Monday July 25 - Friday July 29, 11am-5pm