Interested in becoming an actor or voice actor, but not sure where to start? Or, maybe you’re searching for ways to improve your performance skills. Discover institutes, schools, and programs in Montreal and surrounding regions that offer acting classes, acting workshops, theatre education, and more.

Why invest in professional development?

Expanding your abilities and improving your skills is a crucial component for success and mastering your craft. In Quebec, we’re lucky to have some excellent training institutes that offer performance and audiovisual education to ensure that our province has a strong workforce of qualified and professional talent in these sectors.


Please be advised that ACTRA is in no way affiliated with any of the professionals, institutes, or schools listed on this page. We have compiled this list to act as a resource, but in no way do we endorse one institute in particular.

Institutes that offer performance and audiovisual training in Quebec

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Bishop’s University– Theatre & Performance Education
– Musical Theatre
– Experiential Learning
Concordia University– Theatre & Performance Education
– Performance Creation
– Scenography
Dawson CollegeTheatre & Performance Education
John Abbott CollegeTheatre & Performance Education
L’Institut National de l’Image et du Son (L’inis)Film, television and interactive milieus training programs (French only)
Montreal School of Performing Arts (MSOPA)Performance Education
National Theatre School of Canada– Performance Education
– Playwriting
– Set & Costume Design
– Directing
– Production Design

Education Credit Program

To become an Apprentice Member at ACTRA, conventionally, you need at least one (1) qualifying work permit. However, with the Education Credit program, you can use your degree to qualify for membership.

Updated: June 7, 2023