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Summer StudioWorks Musical Theatre Intensive

 August 23-27th 2021; 9:30-4:30 pm daily at Drop-In Dance or Online (restrictions dependent).

A summer training intensive in Triple Threat Techniques. More information and registering here. 

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Made in Manitoba Masterclass- Safe at Home Theatre Edition

December, 2020

Winnipeg Studio Theatre is proud to present Round three of our virtual Made in Manitoba Masterclasses begins on January 10th, 2021! It’s with huge thanks to the Government of Manitoba that we can offer this Safe at Home Theatre Arts Series absolutely FREE. 


The sessions cover all aspects of theatre arts performance – from acting, singing and dance technique to voiceover, acting for camera, mime and make-up for the stage. Each live Zoom session includes instruction as well as a Q & A with our guest faculty.

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Made in Manitoba Virtual Masterclass Series- Musical Theatre Edition

November, 2020

Winnipeg Studio Theatre is proud to present Round 2 of the Made in Manitoba virtual Masterclass series – Musical Theatre Edition!                                                              


Under the direction of Brenda Gorlick and Kayla Gordon, WST Co-directors - this nine-session program features top musical theatre artists from Manitoba who now perform and create for the world stage.

The sessions cover all aspects of musical theatre performance – from training and auditions to acting, singing and dance techniques for the professional stage. Each live Zoom session includes instruction as well as a Q & A with our guest faculty...

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Theatre Schools and Training Institutions

University of Manitoba- Department of English, Theatre, Film and Media

The Theatre Program in the Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media is focused yet multi-faceted, offering both creative and intellectual opportunities. An intensive, hands-on experience in every aspect of play creation is a hallmark of the University of Manitoba Theatre Program. We provide instruction in theoretical approaches and critical and practical methods. Theatre courses offer options for studying performance, production, and interpretation.

University of Manitoba- Desautels Facility of Music

At the Desautels Faculty of Music, you are more than a student. You are part of a thriving music community, working with accomplished professionals and exploring your talents in inspiring, leading-edge facilities. You will be able to explore the true depth and breadth of your talents as you prepare for a successful, fulfilling career in music or the arts.

University of Winnipeg- Department of Theatre and Film

Whether you’re interested in being onstage, backstage, or behind the camera, the Department of Theatre and Film at UofW can offer you all this and more. Our faculty of working professionals has established our reputation as the go-to centre in Manitoba for training in the practical aspects of making both theatre and film.  Our graduates are resourceful, knowledgeable, and daring and are able to work comfortably in a wide range of professions.  You only need to look at the program or credits for a play or film/tv project happening in Manitoba to see a long list of our graduates - proof positive that Theatre and Film at UofW will see to it that you are prepared.

Manitoba Theatre For Young People- Theatre School

At MTYP, we believe nurturing your imagination is one of the most valuable experiences you can enjoy in this world. Everyone is born with an innate desire to dream, and when we invite a child to share a story, amazing things happen. Our acting classes inspire each child’s resilience, empathy, and sense of community.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our beautiful building on Treaty 1 Territory at the Forks in Winnipeg, but we also want to assure you that if circumstances in Manitoba change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are ready to create a welcoming environment through online delivery of our classes so that nobody misses out on the fun.

StudioWorks Academy

StudioWorks is the training wing of Winnipeg Studio Theatre and has guided hundreds of students to find their passion in the world of musical theatre over the past decade. WST would like to celebrate the many emerging artists who have been scholarship recipients or who been mentored by the artistic team. We look forward to offering ongoing guidance and support to practitioners of our favourite art form – Musical Theatre.

The Village Conservatory for Music Theatre

The Village Conservatory for Music Theatre is committed to providing high-quality alternative music theatre education in Manitoba. This is accomplished through an emphasis on strong triple threat fundamentals and applying those fundamentals to the process of creation and collaboration.


Service and Support Organizations

Manitoba Association of Playwrights

MAP is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing excellence in Manitoba playwriting and championing Manitoba playwrights and plays. 

Creative Manitoba

Creative Manitoba presents a variety of workshops, events, seminars and courses throughout the year for both independent artists and those working in arts and cultural organizations. Take a look at what’s coming up!

Winnipeg Theatre Awards- The Evies

Our mission is to celebrate, recognize, and acknowledge excellence in the theatre arts by presenting annual awards that reflect the diversity and depth of talent among Winnipeg’s theatre artists in production and performance.

Canadian Actors Equity Association

Equity is the voice of professional artists engaging in live performance in English Canada. We are a national association representing almost 6,000 artists working in theatre, opera and dance from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Equity's membership includes performers, directors, choreographers, fight directors and stage managers.

Actra Manitoba

ACTRA Manitoba represents the interests of over 700 Full, Apprentice and Additional Background members. It is one of the nine branches of ACTRA, Canada’s national union of over 27,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media.

The Actors Fund of Canada

The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Through compassionate support, we help Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work.

Theatre Festivals

The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival has enjoyed tremendous growth since it was founded as part of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in 1988 and currently ranks as the second-largest event of its kind in North America. Every year the Winnipeg Fringe Festival welcomes over 170 companies from all over the world to present exciting independent theatre to appreciative audiences.

Funding Bodies

Winnipeg Arts Council

With a focus on artistic excellence and community impact, the Winnipeg Arts Council supports opportunities for the people of Winnipeg to engage with the arts as artists and as audiences.

Manitoba Arts Council

The Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) is an arts funder and an arm’s-length agency of the Province of Manitoba. For over 50 years, artists, arts cultural professionals, arts groups and organizations have received funding from MAC through its various grant programs.

Canada Council for the Arts

We're proud to be Canada’s public arts funder. We champion and invest in artistic excellence through our grants, services, prizes and payments to Canadian artists and arts organizations.

The Winnipeg Foundation

Community foundations are public charitable organizations, built through generous gifts of all sizes that are pooled and permanently invested. The interest earned from these endowments generates a sustainable source of support for local charitable projects.