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“Great staff, my kids love it and the performance is fun”
- Summer Programs Parent

What are students expected to bring every day?

  • Their own lunch and snacks each day,
  • Sunscreen, hat, and bug repellant throughout the summer,
  • Water and other drinks
  • Spare sweater or t-shirt, etc. (in case of dirt or water)
  • Various miscellaneous materials as may be requested by the student’s counselor

How can I register?

Applications for Summer Programs begin in January. You may pay by cash, credit card, or certified cheque (To: Ryerson University).

How much experience should a student have before coming to a Ryerson School of Performance Program?

Students can have tons of experience or absolutely none at all!  If they are interested in drama and performance, our programming is designed to tap into and enhance skills that already exist in every participant.  Students are always free to ask questions and everyone will be challenged in a way that’s enriching and fun. Each student will be given a chance to shine in their own unique way. The exception to this is our Musical LIT and Dance Intensive programs. Please visit these program specific pages to learn more about the application process for these programs.

Can I change sessions after I have registered?

Absolutely.  The registration for each session will remain open up to a week before the start of the session.  As long as the session you want to switch to is still open, you are welcome to change and you’ll simply be billed the difference with no additional fees or charges. Email to arrange for a switch in programs.

Can I receive a refund before the session begins?

If you need to cancel your registration, refunds less a $50.00 cancellation fee will be available until June 1st. Refunds are not available for any cancellation made after June 1st, of the registration year. Please allow 10 business days to process the refund. During the session, there is no refund for illness, missed days, vacation, withdrawal, or if the student is dismissed by the staff.  Refunds are not available for withdrawal from the Before or After Care or the Pizza Day options after June 1st, of the registration year.  

Can I receive a refund if my students leaves after the session has begun?

Unfortunately, no.  Our staff and costs are based on the number of students registered at the start of the session and we are not able to offer refunds once the session has begun

What would cause a students to be dismissed?

Any student whose behavior is deemed inappropriate by the Ryerson School of Performance staff will be given one warning, which will include a notification to their guardian. Should the inappropriate behaviour continue following this warning, the student will be dismissed from the session with no refund.

Can a students register with a friend and be in the same group?

Please advise us of your request when applying. This is made much easier when the students are close in age.

Can a students leave for lunch or purchase lunch on or around campus?

Unfortunately no. Due to security reasons, participants, of any of our programs, are not permitted to leave the site at the Ryerson School of Performance until the end of the program day.

Do your programs operate on weekends?

ONLY the final day of certain programs finish on a Saturday afternoon. We expect full attendance at our final presentations, since much of the program time is spent working towards these performances. Performing for friends and family is an incredibly rewarding experience of students, and their cast mates will be counting on them to be present.

Can I see the facility?

Absolutely.  Just give us a call at 416-598-5947 or send us an e-mail at to book an appointment. Please note that, until April 30th, the School of Performance school is in full operation as part of Ryerson University and will be occupied by undergraduate students.

These are just a few of the questions that we have answered frequently, but if your question is not above, please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail and we’d be happy to help.​