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– Since 1974 –

The only school of its kind in Canada.

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

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Developing the inspired Indigenous voices of tomorrow

Who 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.


What we offer

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.

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.

News, events & updates

We are accepting applications!

We train you, the future #Indigenous #artist, to become #tomorrow’s #inspired and #passionate Indigenous #voice. And we are accepting applications. We are more than a #school. CIT co-funds not only a #student’s #education but #living and #housing #expenses. So, the better-funded we are, the more #opportunities we can create for deserving students. We are #Indigenous lead for Indigenous #students, and we are accepting applications.

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Happy Holidays!

We wish you the absolute best over this holiday season and hope you have a wonderful New Year. We wanted to thank you for a great 2019. Your support, kindness, participation and generosity are what fuels CIT.

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December Showcase

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 are a school
and more than a school.

CIT co-funds not only a student’s education but also provides support for transit, living & housing expenses. So, the better-funded we are, the more opportunities we can create for deserving students.

We need donors like you,
to step-up up and help us continue to
create opportunities for students.

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