Ottawa's Longest running theatre school

Ottawa School of Theatre offers excellence in theatre education, in both English and French, with classes for students of all ages — whether you’re five or 105!

As a resident partner at the Shenkman Arts Centre, we’re proud to offer professional theatre settings for all classes, rehearsals and performances. All classes are led by our top-tier teachers, each with years of expertise in their field.

Announcing our Theatre Classes 2022-2023!

Learn about our coming school year here.

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OST Summer Camps

Join us for an exciting week of theatre magic! Theatre study builds character, fosters teamwork, creative thinking and self-confidence! OST day-campers get the chance to put on a show and ACT on stage just like the PROS!


We're Hiring!

OST is looking for a Marketing Officer and Office Assistants to join us in fall 2022. Help us make the magic happen!


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Gift someone a lifetime of memories & friendships, self confidence & interpersonal skills.It really is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Play, collaborate and create in a two hour session with
your own personal OST teacher, from the comfort of your home.

Play games, work your imagination or create a performance to surprise your grandparents with a unique gift on Christmas, to simply spend some quality time with the ones you love or for any other fun occasion 🙂

200$ for a 2 hours session


Kind, caring, organised, professional, creative, encouraging, respectful, empowering, inspiring!! Can't say enough good things about this place and the people who make it work. If you are new to the world of theater, this is a wonderfully supportive place to make a start.

Sarah Qualman

I first started taking classes at OYPTS (now the Ottawa School of Theatre) when I was 11 years old, and I am still involved with the organization well over 2 decades later. I can honestly say that it changed the course of my life. I met many lifelong friends and learned valuable lessons about working as a team. The atmosphere at the Ottawa School of Theatre is one of acceptance, inclusion and positivity. I would highly recommend getting involved!

Andrea Cochrane