School of Performance

The School of Performance houses the Performance Acting, Dance and Production programs at Ryerson University. Its faculty has extensive professional theatre experience and many of the instructors continue to work in the cultural sector both nationally and internationally.

Dancers performing on dramatic black background

Students work with award-winning faculty, in addition to many of Canada’s top artists and arts managers. Esteemed guest lecturers and artists enrich the student experience through added workshops, studio training, individual coaching and mentoring. Students in all streams participate in full-scale theatrical productions, while senior students are encouraged to produce original work in the final semester.

The School of Performance puts on shows throughout the school year both at the Ryerson Mainstage Theatre, located at 43 Gerrard St. E, and at the Studio Theatre in the SLC.

For a glimpse of upcoming shows, visit the show page or visit the box office at 345 Yonge St.