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50th Anniversary of the National Theatre School of Canada

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April 4, 2011

Governor General to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Theatre School of Canada

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will host an event in honour of the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre School of Canada, at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 6:30 p.m.

As patron of the National Theatre School of Canada, His Excellency will deliver a speech highlighting the importance of culture and learning. The event will also showcase performances by the 2011 graduating Acting class of the English acting section, and by the third-year French acting students.

About the National Theatre School of Canada:

Established in Montréal in 1960, the National Theatre School of Canada offers professional training in English and French, in a setting that unites all theatre arts under one roof: acting, playwriting, directing, set and costume design, and production. Students benefit not only from individualized training, but also from daily contact with professionals active in shaping theatre across the country and abroad.

For half a century, the National Theatre School of Canada has shaped some of the greatest talent in Canada; over 1 900 students have graduated from the school’s English and French sections since its inception. Many alumni have gone on to establish flourishing careers and solid reputations across Canada and around the world. Their reach is wide, touching the fields of dance, theatre, opera, film, television, radio, digital arts, literature and the circus arts.

For more information on the National Theatre School of Canada, please visit


Media wishing to cover this event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office and must arrive at the Princess Anne entrance no later than 6:15 p.m. on the day of the event.

Media information:

Christelle Legault
Rideau Hall Press Office

Stéphanie Brody
National Theatre School of Canada
514-842-7954 ext. 165