Mission and Goals
Young People's Theatre (YPT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating and producing professional theatre of the finest quality for a diverse audience of children from the ages of four to infinity. Through stage productions, new play development, and our drama school, YPT seeks to enlighten and inspire young people and the adults in their lives.
How Your Contribution Helps
Funds will provide subsidized tickets and hands-on workshops, Drama School bursaries, comprehensive study guides, professional theatre productions and free community-building programs for young people across the Greater Toronto Area.
Our year-round Drama School allows youth to build confidence and self-esteem, engage in team-building and problem-solving activities, and acquire skills for future success.
Educational Services provides high-quality enrichment to each production through study-guides, tours, workshops and professional development for teachers, who are implementing Ontario Ministry-mandated curriculum.
Community Volunteer programs feature internships, apprenticeships, co-op placements and general volunteer opportunities. All opportunities provide professional experience in the theatre industry to volunteers.
Our Community Participation program partners with various community groups and youth in high-needs neighbourhoods, using theatre-arts to create a forum to talk about important issues, and engage in valuable peer support and mentorship. Programs include weekly drop-in sessions with Parent Resource, focused on early learners, and ESP, focused on youth in the Esplanade community.