Le Potager

  A rock concert for kids

Illustration showing the silhouette of a woman holding a watering can like an electric guitar.
© Sylvain Lussier
© Sylvain Lussier
© Sylvain Lussier
  • In-person event

  • Français
  • Ages 2-8

  • Approx. 35 minutes
Performance options Start time Language Availability
Wednesday, June 4, 2025 9:30 am French Seats available
Wednesday, June 4, 2025 11:00 am French Seats available
Thursday, June 5, 2025 9:30 am French Seats available
Friday, June 6, 2025 9:30 pm French Seats available

“  Rock the carrots (the big comeback of this highly anticipated show!) ”

If we turned our mics on the vegetables growing in our garden, what would we hear? Rock and roll, of course! Don’t agree? Come experience this feel-good light and music installation and see if you don’t change your mind. This unique, colourful show is an un-beet-able good time! 

You can wiggle around, dance or just soak up the atmosphere of this immersive, 360-degree space. It features a fascinating see-through greenhouse, fully illuminated with colourful projections. In the centre of the greenhouse is a real rock band that’s absolutely tearing it up: the singer wails, the drummer pounds out a beat and the guitarist shreds. On the surface of this tiny house of sound appear images of a vegetable garden’s cycle, from seeding to harvest, along with bugs and some curious little hands rummaging around in the herbs. 

Your parents might ask if it’s a concert, a play, or a work of art? Tell them that above all it’s a chance to take a moment as a family to watch and listen to life as it grows. 

In French ● 2+ ● intimate show 

Briefly presented and rapidly sold out as part of BIG BANG 2022, this theatrical concert returns to the NAC to delight us all! 


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    Concept, Writer, and Director Karine Sauvé
  • eyrika-tremblay-roy-creydit-marianne-descheynes
    Concept, Writer, and Director Érika Tremblay-Roy
  • Concept, Writer, and Director Karine Sauvé et Érika Tremblay-Roy
  • With Simon Bergeron (drums), Fred Giguère (vocals), Guillaume Gilbert (electric guitar)
  • Music Guillaume Gilbert
  • Paint and Animation Visuals Élise Lafontaine et Jean-Philippe Thibault
  • Video Images Karine Sauvé
  • Lighting Andréanne Deschênes
  • Technical Wizard Samuel Thériault
  • Gardener Érika Tremblay-Roy
  • Assistant Gardener Claire Deschênes-Roy
  • Production Manager and Technical Director Andréanne Deschênes
  • Stage Manager Samuel Thériault, Andréanne Deschênes
  • Production Le Petit Théâtre de Sherbrooke

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Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. Arts Alive is generously supported by the Azrieli Foundation, the Government of Nunavut, Canadian North, Calm Air, The River Philip Foundation, The Turnbull Family Community Building Foundation, and The Thomas Sill Foundation. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.