Northern’s auditorium, which seats 850, is the site of the school’s public performances such as the annual Mainstage production. Students have the opportunity to practise and perform on a professionally designed stage with state-of-the-art lighting and sound. The auditorium has been recently upgraded with new drapes and equipment. There are change rooms, booths and storage areas for behind-the-scene activities.
Northern has two drama studios: a senior studio and a junior studio. The senior studio is larger, accommodating 125 persons, but both spaces have state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment on which students can learn and practice special effects. The junior studio is the site of props and costume storage.
Duncan Green Award of Merit
Given annually to the student(s) who have demonstrated an ability to work creatively and positively at all times with his/her peers in class and extra curricular activities, and who undertakes exceptional responsibility during those endeavours. The student(s) should have demonstrated leadership and been an inspiration to others.
The Theatre Ontario Award
This award is given to an individual who has shown diligence, excellence of participation and/or outstanding commitment to the drama/theatre community at his or her school. The person receiving the award may have worked as a performer, technician, organizer of the drama or may simply have been of great support and encouragement to others, during or after school hours.
NSS Award of Excellence for Performance
Given annually to the graduating students who has demonstrated the ability to work creatively and positively at all times with his/her peers in class and extra-curricular activities and who has demonstrated exceptional performance ability with a focus of Acting.
NSS Award of Excellence for Production
Given annually to the graduating student who has demonstrated the ability to work creatively and positively at all times with his/her peers in class and extra-curricular activities and who as demonstrated exceptional production skills with a focus on “Behind the Scenes” tasks such as Directing, Stage Managing, Costumes, Set, Properties and/or Lighting