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Looking for Professional Development in Ontario? Check out the Professional Theatre Training Program

posted on 2:43 PM, January 18, 2012

The Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline except performance.

This program is funded by the Ontario Arts Council.  The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario.


There are two annual application deadlines for this program: March 1 and October 1.


Applications will be accepted from professionals who wish professional development within their own discipline or a “change of direction” within their careers (examples: an actor wants to become a publicist; a stage manager wants to become a producer; a technician wants to become a designer.)

Persons whose professional experience lies outside the theatre, but whose skills are readily transferable to the theatre, may also apply.

The program does not fund tuition fees or institutional training.


  • Should have proven ability and a demonstrated commitment to a career in the theatre;
  • Must have at least two (2) years of professional experience following their formal education;
  • Must be current residents of Ontario, must have resided in the province for at least one year prior to the time of application, and should intend to pursue their careers primarily in this province;
  • Must be Canadian citizens or have landed immigrant status;
  • Must be individual members of Theatre Ontario.

To Apply

Download a PDF of the full program guidelines

NOTE: After reading the PTTP guidelines, applicants are encouraged to contact Tim Chapman, Professional Theatre Coordinator at tim@theatreontario.org or 416.408.4556 x.12 regarding your application.

Download a PDF of the application form

Past Recipients

Read the announcement of the most recent PTTP recipients (Fall 2011)
Read the archives of past PTTP recipients
Read the testimonials of past PTTP recipients and mentors

For More Information

Contact Tim Chapman, Professional Theatre Coordinator, by email at tim@theatreontario.org or by telephone at 416.408.4556 x.12

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