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  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Production

Live and breathe theatre at Ryerson University

Ryerson University's Theatre School houses, under one roof, Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in: Performance Acting, Performance Dance, and Performance Production.

These three programs prepare you for professional opportunities in the entertainment industry - including theatre, television, and film - and the arts education community. You are also prepared for post-graduate studies.

Five Key Ingredients

Building your passion for acting, dance, or technical production into a career takes five key ingredients found at the School. No other Canadian theatre program offers all five:



Drawing from Canada's rich theatrical milieu, centered in Toronto, the School offers training under the guidance of a wide variety of working artists who teach, coach one-to-one, and direct.

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The Dance program is the most intensive and comprehensive undergraduate program of its kind in Canada. Delivered by a faculty with extensive professional experience and a passion for student development, the program has earned widespread respect throughout the national dance community. Rigorous daily professional training in three dance disciplines - ballet, modern, and jazz - is combined with related studies in improvisation, composition, theory, history, and anatomy.

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The Performance Production program is recognized internationally for delivering a curriculum of unmatched breadth for artists who wish to apply their creativity to one of the following facets of the entertainment industry:

  • Management
  • Production
  • Design

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ryerson dances 2014 poster


Dances 2014

produced by Karen Duplisea

featured choreographers Robert Glumbek, Kate Hilliard, Hanna Kiel, Vicki St. Denys
costume design by Jennifer Triemstra-Johnson, Catherine Boulanger, Julia Lee, Erica Stevens
lighting design by Aisling Sampson
featuring the RTS Performance Dance Class of 2015

November 11, 12, 13, 14, 15  at 8pm

November 15 at 2:00pm
Ryerson Theatre

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Christmas pantomime poster for Cinderella


It is with immense pleasure that we invite you to the SECOND ANNUAL Ryerson Theatre School's holiday pantomime, Cinderella!

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Box Office:

  • The Plough and the Stars
    Oct 1 to 8
    by Sean O'Casey / Directed by David Jansen / Set Design by Pavlo Bosyy
  • La Ronde
    Oct 1 to 8
    by Arthur Schnitzler / Directed by Sonia Norris / Set Design by Pavlo Bosyy
  • DANCES 2014
    November 11 to 15
    Produced by Karen Duplisea / Lighting Design by Aisling Sampson
  • Cinderella
    November 25 to 30
    Directed by Peggy Shannon / Sound Design by Emily Porter
  • The Classics
    February 5 to 11
    Directed by Cynthia Ashperger
  • Balm in Gilead
    March 4 to 12
    Lanford Wilson / Directed by Philip Akin
  • Choreographic Works
    March 6 to 14
    Produced by Vicky St. Denys
  • New Voices
    March 27 to April 2
    Produced by Sheldon Rosen
Ryerson Theatre School