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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 2015 Kudelka poster


Kudelka meets Ryerson Dances 2015

Ryerson Theatre School is honoured to have renowned Canadian choreographer JAMES KUDELKA as its guest artist this season. Kudelka Meets Ryerson Dances is an exciting and innovative evening of dance for 57 dancers featuring KUDELKA'S original choreography. Performances are Tuesday, November 24th through Saturday November 28th at 8pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm at the Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard Street E.

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  • Suburban Motel and Filthy Rich
    Oct 30 - Nov 8
    by George F. Walker
    Directed by Marianne McIsaac
    Set Design by Pavlo Bosyy
  • Kudelka Meets Ryerson Dances 2015
    November 24 - 28
    Choreography by James Kudelka
    Lighting Design by Simon Rossiter
    Sound Design by John Gzowski

  • The Holiday Show
    December 4 and 5
    Sound Design by Emily Porter
  • You Can’t Take It With You
    February 5 to 11
    by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
    Directed by Blair Williams
    Set Design by Pavlo Bosyy
  • Choreographic Works
    March 4 to 12
    Produced by Vicki St. Denys
  • New Voices
    April 4 - 9
    Produced by Sheldon Rosen, Kate Hilliard and Clara McBride
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