MT Space & YMCA of Three Rivers Newcomer Youth Theatre Project

Newcomer Youth Theatre Project

Over the past thirteen years MT Space, in partnership with YMCA of Three Rivers, Immigrant Services, has worked with hundreds of immigrant and refugee youth from high schools in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, to gain confidence and build community through the Newcomer Youth Theatre Project.  

Newcomer Youth Theatre Project Sessions (23-24)

Newcomer Youth Theatre Program students walking on a stage during an exercise or performance.

Newcomer Youth Theatre Showcase at St.Mary’s

About this event

YMCA of Three Rivers and MT Space are thrilled to invite members of the Waterloo Region community to attend the public showcase of the Newcomer Theatre Project on April 25th at 6:30pm at St. Mary’s High School in the auditorium.

Crest of St. Mary's Highschool

Event Details

Date & Time

Thursday, Apr 25th, 2024  /  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT


St. Mary’s High School
1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener, ON N2C 2S2, Canada
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Newcomer Youth Theatre Showcase at Forest Heights

About this event

YMCA of Three Rivers and MT Space are thrilled to invite members of the Waterloo Region community to attend the public showcase of the Newcomer Theatre Project on May 1st at 6:30pm at Kitchener Public Library – Queen St. Main Branch in the theatre.


Crest of Forest Heights Collegiate Institute

Event Details


Date & Time

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024 / 6:30 PM – 8:00 EDT



Kitchener Public Library (KPL) Main Branch

85 Queen St N, Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1, Canada

Newcomer Youth in an auditorium preparing a show.

About the Newcomer Youth Theatre Project 2023-24

The Newcomer Youth Theatre Project is an after-school program facilitated by MT Space in partnership with YMCA of Three Rivers for high school aged newcomers in Waterloo Region.

This free program offers introductions to multi-disciplinary arts education in a welcoming environment, guided by local arts professionals and leaders, and caps off with performances showcasing the youth’s creative work.

By developing skills in performing arts, leadership, language, and collaboration, the youth work together to explore their own artistic voices while developing the skills and confidence to tell their own stories, and build community.


Program Partners & Sponsors

YMCA of Three Rivers

For more than 150 years, we’ve demonstrated our commitment to our communities by showing up and delivering the programs, outreach, and services to our people need. This is the good stuff that we’re all about. And, in unifying, equipped with a re-commitment and a bold, new shared vision and purpose.

For Immigrant Services and to explore more programming for adults and youth, please visit our website

MT Space

Since 2004, MT Space has maintained a commitment to working with artists from Indigenous, immigrant, refugee, and other marginalized and racialized communities. We have challenged the preconceptions of theatre to create, produce, and present work that is accessible and affordable to low income families, while creating a space for marginalized voices to be heard.


The YMCA Newcomer Theatre Project is generously funded by:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Artistic shot of Newcomer Youth Students legs and shows as they wait for a theatrical cue.

All photography, unless otherwise noted, by Phi Doan

MT Space Young Company 

The Newcomer Youth Theatre Projects feed directly into MT Space Young Company, a more in-depth theatre training program that allows students to further develop their skills as theatre artists while receiving mentorship from local cultural community leaders.  A great continuation of experiences started in Newcomer Youth Theatre Projects or for any youth or young-at-craft artists ‘bitten by the theatre bug!’ 

MT Space Young Company Logo with subtext Theatre Training for young-at-craft artists.
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