TNB Theatre School
Established in 1999, the Theatre New Brunswick Theatre School is dedicated to providing outstanding theatre training that educates and awakens the imaginations of young New Brunswickers. Our programs offer young performers first-class training in acting, singing, voice, and dance in a fun and supportive environment. We train over 300 aspiring performers each year, attracting students from across the province and beyond.
Whether you are the recreational student who does it “just for fun” or motivated with stars in your eyes, we offer a wide variety of training opportunities for young people ages 5 and up.
The TNB Theatre School offers programs for all ages. From Saturday morning’s Playtime Theatre class for children aged grades 5-7, to our senior level classes in Acting and Musical Theatre, we strive to foster creativity, imagination, self-confidence, performance skills, and physical fitness
while building lifelong friendships.
Programs at a Glance
Through theatre games, storytelling, and movement, students will explore and expand their creativity, imagination.
Students receive introductory training in acting while embarking on a story creation process that focuses on scene development, character creation, improvisation and collaboration.
Junior Musical Theatre
Grades 3 - 5
Students receive introductory training in dance and acting through games, exercises, and bringing to life popular musical theatre scenes and choreography.
Intermediate Musical Theatre
Grades 6 - 8
Students study intermediate acting, dance, and vocal technique under the guidance of a professional director, choreographer as they bring to life a one act musical.
Students study acting theory, movement and voice as well as different forms of performance and storytelling through various workshops and plays.
Students will study advanced movement, acting theory, voice, as well as additional workshops in preparation for further theatre studies.
Senior Musical Theatre
Grades 9 - 12
Our senior students will dig deep into studying singing, dance and acting. A high degree of skill and discipline is required.
Storytelling & Creation
Storytelling & Creation will feature a series of workshops led by local professional playwrights to explore the many aspects and methods of creating plays.
We offer a variety of three and six week programs for adults throughout the year.
“I started TNB when I was in Elementary School and continued through until High School. At each stage of my life it offered a consistent community, a creative outlet, and constant learning and development.”
- Jane Blanchard Musician/Flourish Festival Co-Founder
“I look back at my time spent at TNB, both at summer camps and full productions, incredibly fondly. It was formative in every way, laying the foundation for my career in Film & TV that followed. I’m incredibly jealous of the incoming students who get to experience that distinct feeling for the first time. There’s nothing else like it!”
- Denis Theriault Writer/Director
"My years at TNB were some of the most formative years of my life as a young creative growing up in New Brunswick. I’m constantly thinking back to my years in the theatre school and hold those memories very close to my heart. I’ll forever be thankful for the opportunities the TNB theatre school afforded me."
- Colton Curtis Actor/Model/Director/Choreographer