Acceptance into The O’Neill Performing Arts Program is based on a combination of factors that include:

Level of performance/creativity

Ability to take direction/workability

Report card marks, learning skills and comments


Admission to the Performing Arts Program is limited to the class size numbers established by the Ministry of Education and OSSTF. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer all applicants a spot in the performing arts program.


Students who have a successful audition and are deemed the most likely to have success in the program will receive an invitation to join the program within 3 weeks of the auditions.  We ask you to confirm acceptance as soon as possible, so that we can offer limited spaces to students on the waiting list for the program.


Applicants who have a successful audition but did not receive an acceptance letter (due to class size restrictions) to the program will be placed on a waiting list. These students will receive acceptance letters to the program based on the availability of spots in each area of discipline.

All letters will be sent via email.