Theatre Performance

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: PWC and Confederation Centre of the Arts
Credential: Diploma, Theatre Performance
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Performance audition: view the detailed list of audition requirements
  • Résumé including related training, work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 5,586 $4,788
Private Lessons $ 460 $ 1,725
Student Union $ 168 $168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410 $ 410
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80 $ 80
Graduation Fee $ – $ 90
Total $ 6,704 $ 7,261
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 3,681 $ 4,004
2ndinstallment due January 7 $ 3,023 $ 3,257
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 250 $300
Total $250 $ 300

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Theatres

  • Cruise ships

  • Dinner theatres

  • Festivals

  • Musical theatre productions

  • Film and television

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

Program Overview

In the Theatre Performance program, you will gain the acting, voice, and dance skills required for interdisciplinary performers, as well as a comprehensive understanding of associated careers in the performing arts. You will be encouraged to develop your own artistic voice through courses in creativity and improvisation, while also learning business and communication skills related to the performance industry. Best of all, you’ll be learning in a professional arts environment, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts and The Mack theatre!

By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to start your career, or continue training in a conservatory or university setting.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

Check out this video created by our dance performance student Connor Sharpe: “Average Week” featuring the music “A Great Big World—This is the New Year”

Watch the School of Performing Arts featured on CBC Compass.

School of Performing Arts homepage

Audition Dates

Audition Day 1:  Sunday, February 24, 2019
Audition Day 2:  Sunday, April 14, 2019

To get an appointment to audition, you must apply for the program. To audition, contact Peggy Reddin by email at or by phone at 902-629-1196.

The Holland College School of Performing Arts (SoPA) is a partnership between Holland College and Confederation Centre of the Arts.


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