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We are Indigenous led for Indigenous students.

Training at CIT is facilitated by faculty and masters drawn from diverse Indigenous & western instruction and practices.

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Hey, let’s just lay it all out. It’s Giving Tuesday, and we are soliciting all kinds of Donations. This day comes at the end of a four day run of endless sales, deals and mega deals.

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Join us for our December Showcase, this Thursday December 12th, 2019 at Daniel’s Spectrum, on the Main floor in the Aki Studio Theatre. Tickets are “Pay What You Can” with no minimum required.

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We’ve had a busy and inspiring start our school year. And it would not have been possible without the ICF, which needs our support!

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Your giving will enable us to promote Rose’s video and get a whole bunch of eyes on it. You will drive her message out nationally, reaching new places across the country. You will help us connect to those budding Indigenous performers that may not know that we exist as a space for them to learn and grow. You will create opportunities for the CIT Class of 2019 to become the inspired and passionate Indigenous artists of the future, telling their stories in their own voice.

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Developing the inspired Indigenous voices of tomorrow

Who we are

We offer three & four-year full-time conservatory-style, post-secondary training prioritizing Indigenous culture; foregrounding the Indigenous theatre canon and prioritizing Indigenous knowledge, culture, language, values and practices.

Why we are

The Centre for Indigenous Theatre is the only school of its kind in Canada. We seek to train you, the future Indigenous artist, to become tomorrow’s inspired and passionate Indigenous voice.


Where we are

We are located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ontario, in the Yongeplace Artscape Building on the second floor.

How it works

How it works is? You’re an Indigenous person looking to train in Theatre and Performing Arts. You contact us and we start a life changing conversation about your future.

Become a student

We have five key components enabling you, the students, to acquire and refine your skills incrementally through: core classes, specialized workshops, independent creation based on story weaving technique, mentorship, and performance.

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Your gift means that passionate Indigenous voices can become inspirational professional storytellers of our future.

CIT provides an extremely valuable, one might even say ‘essential’, service to the Native community. It brings out the very best in the young people it works with, thus launching them into lives that are constructive, meaningful and substantial; lives that will then affect their own home communities in ways that are nothing but positive.

Bravo to CIT.

Tomson Highway

I attended the Summer Intensive while I was enrolled at University of Lethbridge. The experience left a huge impression on me. The following year I made the decision to transition from the University to attend the 3 year program in Toronto. It’s been one of the best decisions of my life; through CIT’s training and assistance I have carved out a career as an actor and playwright.

Garrett C. Smith

I graduated the 3 year Full-Time Program at CIT with confidence and a lot of my own material to continue working with. The school was very supportive and my mentorship opportunity led to full-time employment. People I met through the school helped me find other opportunities to explore. The people, the place and the opportunities don’t end with the training, the benefits continue even after you’ve graduated.

Lena Recollet

Performance is an opportunity

We seek to train you, the future Indigenous artist,
to become tomorrow’s inspired and passionate Indigenous voice.

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