Training at the Citadel

The Academy at the Citadel is the most comprehensive program for creative development in professional theatre in Canada.

At the Citadel Theatre, we train professional artists to a higher level. We mentor and prepare teens and young adults for a career in the arts, and introduce children of all ages to the magic of the theatre. We believe these activities are essential for the development of future artists and audiences in our community. By uniting these unique programs under one umbrella, the Academy is changing lives, distinguishing the Citadel from other theatres across the country, and is a source of community pride.

Foote Theatre School (FTS) is the oldest and largest theatre school in Edmonton. Since 1966, we have provided year-round classes for all ages and experience levels, teaching physical, technical, and creative skills in both acting and musical theatre.

Young Companies is an advanced training and mentorship program for aspiring artists between the ages of 16-21 who are serious about pursuing post-secondary education and a career in theatre.