Youth Performance Company - Summer Boot Camp

YPCo Boot Camp is an intensive training camp in singing, dancing, and acting. YPCo Boot Camp is open to students ages 13-18 years. The camp runs for two weeks in the summer. Depending on interest, there may be one round of Boot Camp or two. This program in-person at Neptune Theatre on Argyle Street in Halifax, NS.

Students are required to audition for this program, and successful applicants must pay a fee to participate.

About YPCo and Boot Camps:

The Youth Performance Company (YPCo) is an essential part of theatre school and the development of young artists. YPCo members attend Boot Camps, specialty workshops, participate in community outreach and work as an ensemble to create productions on the Neptune stage. 


Our YPCo Boot Camps are 10 days of intensive performing arts training programs for students 13-18yrs old. They include over 80 hours of training in either acting and/or musical theatre performance and run for two consecutive weeks in the summer. Boot camps will take place at Neptune Theatre in our rehearsal studios. Students will receive a Neptune t-shirt, certificate of completion, and the opportunity for a public showcase (locations TBD). Students must auditon to be accepted into the YPCo Boot Camps. (Please fill out the form above) 


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YPCo Boot Camp - Musical Theatre


July 11-July 22 (Monday-Friday) 



YPCo Musical Boot Camp is an intensive training camp geared towards preparing teens to audition for the YPCo season of shows. A rigorous two-week program taught by some of the industry’s finest talent will push and inspire participants to hone their craft and artistic practice. Days are divided into the three main disciplines integral to musical theatre; singing, acting, and dancing. Other areas covered include; the business of acting, rehearsal room etiquette, and how to overcome audition anxiety. The culminating presentation at the end of the two weeks is a public performance. 

YPCo Boot Camp is open to students ages 13-18 years.

YPCo Boot Camp - Acting


August 15-26 (Monday to Friday) 



This YPCo Bootcamp is an intensive program geared towards preparing students intending to audition for the YPCo season of shows. For two weeks you’ll be focusing on the skills you’ll need on the journey from audition to rehearsal, through to performance and beyond! We’ll dive deep into scene work, character development, and script analysis. Taught by leading artists working in the industry, you’ll be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and push the boundaries of your craft. The bootcamp will culminate in a public performance.


If you wish to attend both Boot Camps, the cost is reduced to $1000+HST.

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Requesting a bursary?

Please fill out this bursary request form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Matt Amyotte Schorlarship Fund

Each year, a student will receive a full scholarship to the YPCo Boot Camp in Matt's honour. To learn more click here. 

Neptune Theatre is located on sacred land that has been the site of human activity since time immemorial. We are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and we acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land.

As artists, we are grateful to work and build community here. As stewards of culture, we are in the process of learning more about how our company can improve our relations with Indigenous People and uphold the values of collaboration and inclusivity in all that we do.