This is a popular program for youth who are keen about theatre and are looking for a challenge in their training. Although students can register for each session individually, the year is broken into two parts: fall and winter/spring. Each term will have a skill development component along with a performance component. In the fall, students perform their own work in the Annual Fall Showcase. In the Spring, students develop a mini travelling festival of their own creation to be presented in Theatre SKAM’s Pop-Up theatre at local Markets and Festivals in early May. These performances are non-negotiable and part of the commitment to the program. Collaboration and commitment to the ensemble is a crucial part of the learning as well as giving the students an amazing opportunity to develop street theatre and overall performance skills.

Each student will be supported and encouraged to grow in their dramatic skill development and confidence. Theatre skill level, maturity, commitment and ability to work well with others are all important components that are considered when a student applies for this class.

*Some volunteering will be asked of parents (ie carpooling or driving to venues, help with selling tickets at the door, etc. We do our best to keep the time commitment down for these jobs but as theatre is a labour intensive art, some help is gratefully appreciated.

*Admission to venues the students may be performing at is not included in the class fee. Ticket prices help defray the cost of renting professional venue spaces.

Fall  2017
September 19 – November 28 (12 Weeks)
Performances: The classes will culminate in a sharing of student’s work before an in-studio audience and the FALL SHOWCASE at the Metro Studio Theatre on December 2, 2017. Pop-up Performance in Community venues in May and Spring Showcase in Early June. 
Tuesday 5pm – 7pm (2 hours)
Instructor: Barb Biggs
Fee: $400.00

Full Year: September 19th, 2017 – May 28th, 2018 (9 months)
Tuition: $1071 or $119 per month for 9 months


Entry into the Youth Performance Company (YPC) by audition/interview only.

The next round of auditions for AAC and YPC are to be held on August 26 & 27, 2017 @ SKAM STUDIOS

Please email or call 250.386.7526 if you are interested in auditioning. Students who wish to return to the company must schedule a follow-up interview.