Playmakers Theatre School - Stratford Ontario Drama Classes


Coming in May 2015:

The Stratford Children's Shakespeare Festival

Now Registering:

Theatre Day Camps for 2015
Playmakers! receives an OAC Arts Education Project Grant
Playmakers! Theatre School
Playmakers! Theatre School

About Playmakers!

With a focus on challenging texts and with production values unparalleled in youth theatre, the Playmakers! Theatre School program blurs the boundaries between professional and youth theatre, building skills and memories that will last a lifetime.

Playmakers! Theatre School provides an environment in which young people can experience the transformational magic of live theatre.

Students build confidence and creativity as they undertake a journey of self-discovery, exploring timeless stories, inspiring characters, and elevated language.

Students develop the ability to communicate and work with others while gaining an appreciation for our rich and diverse cultural heritage.

Students learn the value of commitment and personal responsibility through the passion and discipline required by public performance.

Playmakers! Theatre School provides theatre arts training and performance opportunities to young people up to the age of 25 years, aiming at physical, social, educational, and cultural inclusiveness.

  • Theatre is a life-altering experience.
  • Theatre offers unparalleled personal growth opportunities.
  • Theatre provides a positive socialization experience for young people.
  • Classical theatre texts have cognitive and literacy benefits for youth.
  • Performance is important in assessing depth of benefits attained.

Established in 1993, Playmakers! Theatre School is a federally registered non-profit charitable arts organization, offering theatre arts training and performance opportunities to children and youth in Southwestern Ontario.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.


"Playmakers! cultivates a passion for performing in an atmosphere of trust and acceptance. Plus it's a ton of fun!"

Ali Matthews, Singer-Songwriter & Playmakers! Parent
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