We call ourselves Off the Wall because we are bursting with creative ideas
and we love turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. We are a centre for excellence in theatre production arts education, with access to some of Canada’s most inspired and recognized production artists.

What's in the News!

Re: COVID-19 Virus 

We, at Off-The Wall, hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this time of corona virus outbreak, isolation and containment.

At this stage, we are hoping to run our summer courses as usual; they are still open for registration.

Rest assured that should we be required to cancel any courses we will provide full refunds to all registrants. This, of course, includes those from the US who have concerns about border closures.

You will also be given the option of keeping your deposits or payments on account with us, to be used for the same (or new) courses in the future.

Please check this site for updates as circumstances evolve. We expect to know by June 1st whether courses will run throughout the summer.

Good health to you all, and stay safe.

Summer Courses

Now Open!

Shoe Making Course

added to Summer Sessions and Fall/Winter Sessions

Off the Wall

Winter Dance Party and Theatrical Art Auction

was a resounding success!

Learn from some of Canada’s finest backstage theatre artists and technicians.

Experience intensive hands-on learning and one-on-one mentoring in small classes.


We are a not-for-profit organization established in 2005, promoting personal artistic growth and professional skill development in theatre production arts.

you already work in professional theatre and want to develop your skills or move into a different area of production 
you are a drama or visual arts teacher looking for new ways to inspire the creativity of your students
you are a high-school student wondering if a career in theatre is right for you
you are a post-secondary student who wants more opportunity to practice your skills with support from a great mentor
you work in community theatre and want to contribute even more to your productions
you are looking for an outlet for your personal creativity
whatever your goals, abilities or background, your learning experience is always adapted to fit you.
“Coming to OTW has been completely life-changing for me. I’m going to pursue a career  in the prop-building world. I believe I’m supposed to.”
generous and inspiring
of people and ideas
and the arts
"Off the Wall could only have happened in Stratford!
The creativity and the love of the arts in this community fuel our passion. I just can't imagine a better environment for theatre production arts students
to learn and hone their craft than this city."
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