Native Youth Theatre

Native Youth Theatre (NYT) specializes in theatre classes for young people like your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, and friends!

Our exciting, supportive and FREE acting courses are geared especially for young Aboriginal actors (ages 9 to 18) and are designed to foster imagination, creativity, self-esteem and self-confidence.

Stay tuned for further information on upcoming courses.

Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30 PM • Studio 3

Grow your own characters through games of drama and improvisation. A typical class will include physical and vocal warm-ups, creative movement, and improvisational acting.  Explore your individuality and enjoy working with a team as you act out your own stories with people who love to act as much as you! Designed for youth between the ages of 12-14.

Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30 PM • Studio 3

Create other versions of yourself through improvisation using only your mind and body.  Exceed your own imagination while learning tricks of breathing, movement, and spontaneity.  Basic actor’s body and breath will be introduced to you in this class. Designed for youth between the ages of 9-11.

Wednesday, 5–7PM • Studio 1


An exciting new class designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of musical theatre performance. Students will explore vocal skills, musical theory, and movement, while preparing a final performance to share with their friends and family!

Thursday, 6–8PM • Studio 2


Make your own masks and move through the world more creatively and fluidly by learning new techniques of movement that focus on breathing and poise. Learn to transform your own identity in both the eyes of others and yourself as you engage in improvisational exercises and mask work.  Designed for youth between the ages of 14-16.

Friday, 6–8PM

Our most audacious class spans a 20 week period during which students will breathe life into a script which will be performed on stage at the end of term. So grand will be this scheme that it will take the combined might of the Junior and Aboriginal Companies to get things under control. This course is therefore designed for those aged 10-18 and is by audition only.  Please call to arrange your audition time.

Friday, 6–8PM • Studio 1


This class is for students who feel comfortable as actors and want to experience the high level of collaboration filmmaking requires. After learning the basics students will work together in groups to write, plan, shoot, participate as actors and edit short films with the support of experienced instructors. This class is designed for youth between the ages of 13-17.

For more information about NYT, please call us at 204.947.0394 or email nyt@mtyp.ca.

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