Playhouse Theatre School

In Ordinary Conversation – Spring Advanced Theatre School Show

Join us at The Playhouse Saturday May 12th at 11AM for In Ordinary Conversation, an entertaining theatre piece by The Playhouse’s first Advanced Theatre School Class. A small troupe of performers has been meeting at the Upper Canada Playhouse Rehearsal Hall under the direction of Drama School Instructor Mary Ellen Viau every Saturday since the end of February. This enthusiastic group of performers have been regular participants in the regular Theatre School sessions for past several seasons and have come together to embark on a more intensive theatrical project. In Ordinary Conversation is an exploration of the wit and whimsy of classic and legendary writers Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and Lewis Carroll.

The Playhouse is now registering students for the 2018 Summer Youth Theatre School. The School accepts a limited number of students, so parents and guardians are encouraged to enroll their child as soon as possible.

Today’s youth are the audience and theatre professionals of tomorrow. Whether they’re aspiring actors or just want to enjoy being creative and learning to discover and express their interests and talents, our Summer Youth Theatre School continues to inspire, educate, motivate and engage our community’s young people in a 2-week senior session and a 1-week junior session. Under the guidance of experienced Dramatic Arts instructors, they discover and develop talents, confidence and communication skills while working as a team of their peers to create theatrical and educational projects. Their session culminates in a live performance on the Playhouse stage to showcase to family, friends and the general public the creative and educational journey the students have experienced.

The theatre school is held at the Playhouse Rehearsal Hall and on the Playhouse Stage.

Senior Theatre School

Age: 10+ yrs

Session Dates: July 2-July 14.


Showcase Performance: July 14: 10:00AM

Instructor: Mary Ellen Viau


Junior Theatre School

Age: 6-9yrs

Session Dates: July 16-21


Showcase Performance: July 21: 10:00AM

Instructor: Kathleen Egan Veinotte



Call the Box Office at: 613-543-3713/1-800-550-3650 for more info and registration.