Created by Theatre Network and hosted at the Roxy Theatre on 124th Street, the TN Summer Academy provides the unique opportunity for young theatre artists to gather, create and perform a new play at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival in August. 

During four weeks of rehearsal, actors aged 13-17 will develop and rehearse a play, work on developing performance skills, learn about theatre creation, experiment with style, connect with mentors through workshops and meet like-minded peers.

After the four weeks of rehearsal, actors will present a ten-show run of public performances on the Nancy Power stage in the newly built Roxy Theatre on 124th Street during the Edmonton International Fringe Festival.

Made possible by:

“Two things stood out to me the most while participating in the Theatre Network Summer Academy. The first being the detailed step by step process of creating our play. It gave me an opportunity to really experience and participate in what its like the create a show. Secondly I loved working with everyone, meaning: the cast, Ellen, all our other instructors and all the people who came in to teach us something…”

-2022 Student

“We are so grateful to everyone involved for making it such an incredible experience. She came home every day excited to tell us about what was worked on and or learned that day.”

-2022 Parent

2024 Academy Information

  • Four Week Rehearsal Process: Monday, July 22- Friday, August 16, 2024 (9:00 am- 4:00 pm)
  • Fringe Performance Run:  7 performances over the Festival  (August 16 -25, 2024)

The Roxy Theatre
10708 124 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1

The TN Summer Academy is a theatre program for young artists who are serious about theatre. Artists can become involved in the program by application and audition/ interview. 

Application takes place in March 2024 and the student’s application should include:

  • Filled out Application Form (Application Form will be available on the Theatre Network website)
  • A short letter from the applicant that explains their history in the arts and why they would like to be a part of the TN Summer Academy 2024
  • (only if necessary) A filled out Scholarship Application Form

After the application has been received, the applicant will be contacted to perform an audition which can take many formats. 

2022 Production

Shock Me, Electra