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Act. Sing. Dance. Perform!

Your neighbourhood performing arts school for children and youth in Toronto.

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Welcome to ACTE

Since 2003 ACTE, Annex Children’s Theatre in Education, has offered fun, enriching performing arts courses for young people, ages 6 to 15, that encourage and promote self-expression and social growth in supportive, age-appropriate classes. Our full range of courses includes musical theatre, improvisation and play creations. Each course ends with a final performance for family and friends to see. Students are encouraged to develop new skills, pursue existing interests and foster everlasting friendships.


After School Classes

There is a course suitable for everyone! We offer an array of courses from musical theatre performance to play-writing. Each course culminates with an end-of-term performance.

An After-School Walking Shuttle may be available from your child’s school to their ACTE class.


Summer Day Camp

Come join the fun! Each two-week session will give campers the opportunity to put together a musical, and perform it for family and friends!

ACTE Workshops at Your Day-Schools

We facilitate a full range of fun, enriching lunch-time, after-school and in-class drama workshops as well as school plays that would meet the needs of the school, of the teacher and of the students.

After-School Walking Shuttle

Too busy to get your child to class? We have you covered! ACTE offers a walking service that picks up students after school from their local schools and brings them to their ACTE course. Please refer to your child’s course to see if the walking shuttle is available from their school to the class. You can also make a request to add your child’s school to the walking shuttle. We need a minimum of three students to offer this service.

"I want to say how grateful we feel for the experience that our daughter has had with you over the years. Watching her and and the rest of the team grow from the tiny little things they were to the actors they are today is amazing. It has given her great confidence to go out in the world and present herself. Looking forward to the plays has been a mainstay in our family and one of my personal favorite memories about my kids growing up. You do it all with great warmth in a low-pressure, approachable way which really helps the kids develop the confidence they need to take risks. I hope you do it for another 50 years."
ACTE parent