The National Theatre School Drama Festival

2023 Toronto Regional Showcase

Apr 13 – Apr 15, 2023
  • Adjudicated by Nicole Stamp
Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Intermission: 1 (15 min)
Venue: Hart House Theatre
  • Adult
  • Senior & Student
Door Sales / Will Call:
  • The Will Call window is located through the main theatre entrance.

  • Opens at 5 pm for evening performances and 11 am for matinees.

  • 416-978-2452

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The National Theatre School Drama Festival is an opportunity for high school students to express their creativity and find their unique voice. The Festival brings together a large community, under the guidance of professionals, adjudicators, and workshop leaders, to celebrate, discuss, and support one another's creative efforts.

The event is a hub for theatre crafts, promoting them through teamwork, problem solving, and entrepreneurship. It presents to audiences, current and future, the world of possibilities that theatre has to offer. The Toronto Regionals have been held at Hart House Theatre since 1953.

Performance Schedule

Sir Oliver Mowat CI

The Mouse House

Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School

Under Pressure

Aliyah Anderson dreams of becoming a spoken word artist. Though she wants to pursue her passion, her immigrant family's expectations of success present her with difficult decisions to make. Join Aliyah on her journey of self-discovery as she struggles with her inner angst while under pressure.

East York Collegiate Institute


L’Amoreaux CI

God Save the Prom Queen!

Notre Dame CSS

From the Wreckage

From the Wreckage is a rock concert/theatre hybrid that fuses storytelling with the revolutionary soul force that is rock n’roll. A young musician guides us through the creation of her first EP and the moments that inspired the hymns, unraveling folk daydreams, unclassic love songs and teen-angst anthems.  

Alice is on a desperate search for the courage to be original. In the wake of family relationships littered with shattered expectations,  she falls for new girl Noa and must weigh the possibility of hurt with the hope of connecting with love, self discovery and the future of rock n’roll. 

The music in this show, like all true rock music, is fueled by misconceptions, oppression, pushing back,  and stepping out of convention and expectations.  We don’t just want you to see this show - we want you to feel it and give you a reason to jump out of your seats and “Break Free!”

Victoria Park C I

To the Best of Your Ability

Covid Policies

Hart House strongly encourages the wearing of masks.

Effective July 1, masks are no longer required to be worn in all indoor spaces of Hart House, including the Hart House Theatre, Hart House Fitness Centre, and the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House.

We ask everyone to respect others' decisions, comfort levels & health needs. For up-to-date protocols on visiting U of T campuses, please see the Covid planning update on the U of T website. If you do not have a mask, one will be offered to you at the Information HUB or Fitness Information Desk. Please see U of T's latest statement on masks.

Getting Here

Parking and Drop Off:

  • Due to ongoing construction as part of the U of T Landmark project, there is no parking in the immediate vicinity.
  • It is recommended that if you are arriving by car/Uber/Taxi you are picked up and dropped off in the 18 Queens Park Crescent West Loading Dock, where there is roundabout access.
  • An alternative drop off is the Hoskin Avenue/Tower Road intersection.
  • Please note – there is no roundabout for vehicles on Tower Road.
  • Both drop off locations have ramp access to the elevator on the first floor of Hart House which leads down to the Theatre by hitting the (T) button.
  • Hart House Circle from the Wellesley St underpass is closed to vehicles.
  • The closest parking to the Theatre is a 6-minute walk away.
  • Please visit the Parking Services website for more information about parking on the U of T campus.
  • Please visit TTC Service advisories for posted interruptions to TTC service.
  • The closest subway stop is Museum Station.

We encourage you to plan ahead and give yourself extra time if you are thinking of driving or parking.

More information is available through our Visitor Info page.