Discover. Develop. Play. Perform.

Theatre isn’t all about being the centre of attention. It builds confidence and self-esteem, challenges an individual’s comfort level and breaks down social barriers. The STC Academy introduces participants of all ages and experience levels to the magic of theatre in a supportive, social, and non-threatening environment. Our classes are led by skilled and highly-trained instructors with extensive teaching backgrounds. Students are exposed to a wide range of games, exercises, and experiences that are tailored to any skill level. All classes end with a presentation for family and friends.

Scroll down to check out the classes below or call STC Director of Education, Ralph McIntosh at 705 674 8381 x6 for more information.


For drama activities and scripts for high school, middle school and elementary students, visit Drama Notebook.

Sudbury Theatre Centre is pleased to announce a new season of YOUTH DRAMA and MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES for ages 8 to 17. The classes are scheduled so that your child(ren) can take a class in each discipline back-to-back. Three sessions are held over nine consecutive Saturdays in the fall, winter, and spring terms. Each session culminates in a special recital performance for an invited audience of family and friends.

Fall Term: 9 SEP to 4 NOV 2023

Winter Term: 6 JAN to 2 MAR 2024

Spring Term: 23 MAR to 1 JUN 2024
(No classes on 30 MAR or 18 MAY)


For ages 6 and 7

9 to 10am (subject to change depending on enrolment)

This course lays the groundwork for budding performers in a playful exploration of creativity and fun. The classes encourage cooperation and creativity through theatre games, movement and vocal work. Participants use theatre exercises to learn about basic storytelling, stagecraft and physical and vocal expression.

$145 (includes HST) for a student’s first course of the school year
$130 (includes HST) for each subsequent course in the school year

SOPHIA PAPINEAU | Playtime instructor
Sophia is looking forward to working with our youngest students again this season. Sophia is very familiar with our Academy programs, having been a volunteer assistant for the Playtime and Drama classes during her high school years. She has also served as a Senior Playground Supervisor with the City of Greater Sudbury. Sophia is currently in her fourth year in the Concurrent Education Program at Laurentian University. Upon graduation, she plans to be an elementary school teacher in the primary grades.


For ages 8 to 10

10.15 to 11.30am (subject to change depending on enrolment)

This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to awaken talent within themselves and gain confidence as they learn the basics of performance.


For ages 8 to 10

11.45am to 1pm (subject to change depending on enrolment)

Students explore the basic vocal techniques, rhythm and movement in a fun, energetic and inclusive environment. Each lesson covers different aspects of Musical Theatre as students learn to sing and move while expanding their musical vocabulary.


For ages 11+

10.15 to 11.30am (subject to change depending on enrolment)

An opportunity for teens to refine their vocal technique while exploring different aspects of Musical Theatre. participants will expand their musical vocabularies while combining singing with movement and harmonies. The full performance experience!


For ages 11+

11.45am to 1pm (subject to change depending on enrolment)

This class offers students who have mastered some of the basics the opportunity to develop their performance skills through both theatre exercises and scripted scenes.

(includes HST) for a student’s first course of the school year
$165 (includes HST) for each subsequent course in the school year

CHELSEA PAPINEAU | Drama instructor
Chelsea is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. Her performances have taken her up and down the West Coast of the United States and all the way to Canada. Acting credits include Romeo and Juliet, Oklahoma! and Carousel. Her Sudbury Credits for Theatre Cambrian include Annie Get Your Gun and Beauty and the Beast. Chelsea’s training in voice, improvisation, dance and stage combat are an asset to her teaching.


Please complete the THREE forms found at the links below, and email scanned copies to [email protected].

2023-24 STC Academy Registration Form

2023-24 STC Student Information Form NEW

2023-24 STC Academy – Student Release Form

A link to our online payment system will be emailed upon receipt of the forms.

Registrations and payments for the fall term should be completed by Friday 8 SEP 2023.

Class size limits: Playtime to 15 | Drama 25 | Musical Theatre 20. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.