Since 1983, Neptune Theatre School has taught performing arts to more than 1,400 students annually. Classes are offered year-round to aspiring young actors and theatre enthusiasts of all ages.
From drama and improvisation to musical theatre and dance, Neptune Theatre School has a course addressing virtually every area of professional theatre. No matter what your experience, there's a part for everyone!
Theatre classes for youth under 18 are offered each spring, fall and winter. Summer Camps are available throughout July and August. Additional workshops take place during March Break and on weekends. Adult Intensives and Drop-Ins are available throughout the year.
Providing safe and accessible arts education to everyone in our community. We pride ourselves on a three pronged system of creative learning:
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In lieu of the Nova Scotian provincial updates regarding health and wellbeing, we are assessing all programs. If anything is cancelled or postponed, we will update our website and inform participants immediately.
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Message from the Director of Education
Last season, Neptune Theatre School was able to nearly double capacity with new students of all ages and sold out productions.
We worked hard to train our staff to aid in their own development as instructors as well as focusing on diversity and inclusion. We will continue with these initiatives into 2020-21 with an added focus on environmental awareness and sustainability, We will work to make sure our space, supplies, merchandise, and props are refurbished, re-used, and recycled throughout our pre-professional training Prep program, YPCo camps, March Break, PD Day, and summer camps, seasonal classes for kids, and all of our adult training opportunities. We will endeavor to achieve this all while continuing to give each student leading theatre arts training, allowing them to be the performer they dream of.
We have an exciting line-up of shows, all allowing us to explore the environment, transformation, and finding our voice. YPCo will present (scenes from) Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman in October 2020, and Disney's The Little Mermaid in February 2021. The Neptune TourCo. will present Seeds of Change by Lojo Simon with music by Ian Leroy, and a new play for youth being developed by the Theatre School called Climb It - which will be presented in schools across Nova Scotia in the Spring of 2021.
Overall, this will be an exciting year to build on the wonderful programs we currently have while allowing space for change, growth, and the strengthening of voices of the next generation of theatre artists.
Laura Caswell, Director of Education