"All the world's a stage..."
Launching an acting or dance career is an exhilarating challenge and George Brown College’s School of Performing Arts provides the ideal environment to take creative risks, hone your skills and start making industry connections.
George Brown’s Theatre Arts and Dance programs offer excellent technical training in the heart of downtown Toronto, home to hundreds of theatre and dance companies and the third-largest theatre-going audience in the English-speaking world.
The advantages of performing arts training at George Brown:
Our graduates work. Our programs produce versatile performers who in work in every facet of their industry, including in large-scale productions and commercial theatre, alternative and independent projects and in film and television. Many of our graduates also go on to produce their own work.
Learning and working alongside industry professionals is a key component to our performing arts programs. Actors, choreographers, dancers, directors, designers and technicians provide training and work with faculty and students to produce professional-level shows for the public.
Training in downtown of Toronto means there’s never a lack of inspiration. You can immerse yourself in the city’s incredible arts scene. Even better, you become part of this amazing community while you’re studying at George Brown by working with professionals and performing for the public.
Enjoy ample time in the spotlight. In their final year, Theatre Arts students perform their season at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the historic Distillery District . Our dance program is run in partnership with Ballet Jörgen and students perform at professional theatres in Toronto. Some students have the opportunity to tour with Ballet Jorgen.
You want to be where the spotlight is. You’re looking for a performing arts college that can take you there. The George Brown College School of Performing Arts, located at Casa Loma and the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, is the ideal setting to explore your talent and let it shine on stage. Toronto is home to more than 180 theatre companies and 100 dance companies, along with the world’s third largest English language theatre community. Opportunities abound for you to gain exposure to real audiences while you complete your education.
Learn more about the George Brown Theatre Arts Program: Interview with Carys Lewis, Class ’10 Theatre Arts
"If you want the very best classical theatre training program this country has to offer, nothing compares to George Brown Theatre School. George Brown offers the best guest artists, faculty and facilities.
This program is highly demanding and challenging, but no other place in the country is this committed to providing its students with the most current and practical training in classical theatre.
From George Bernard Shaw to Judith Thompson, George Brown offers the best training in text-based theatre. If you’re prepared to take risks and do intelligent, thought-provoking work, George Brown is the place for you.
As a graduate of George Brown Theatre School, I feel prepared to enter the industry with the confidence of a trained professional."
Carys Lewis (2010 graduate, Theatre Arts)