The Acting Company is Ottawa’s creative centre for theatre education and performance. Located in the heart of the Glebe, the AC offers
a rich and diverse program of daytime, evening and weekend theatre courses for children, youth, adults and seniors – of all levels of experience – who share a passion for the performing arts.

In addition to recreational courses, the downtown venue’s 3 studio spaces provide local arts groups with event, workshop, rehearsal and meeting space. Fully equipped with a sound system and theatre lighting, the air conditioned main studio transforms into an intimate 50-seat performance venue.

An on-stage collaboration in Mamet's Speed-the-Plow resulted in 2 great outcomes: a new friendship, and a shared vision to open a central training and performance space to support Ottawa's thriving arts community. 

At the Ottawa Acting Company, we work with the recreational, amateur and professional artist. Everything we do is designed to help our students communicate better - on stage and off. 

We believe acting classes should be fun and feel like home, a place where you come to play, feel safe, develop and grow!

​What can we do for you?

Join the Company.

Co-founders Chris Ralph and John Muggleton 

"​You cannot create results. You can only create conditions in which something might happen."

                        - Anne Bogart from A Director Prepares

(with Kyla Gray) in Speed-the-Plow at the Gladstone Theatre in 2011. 

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Studio photography by Glendon Hartle