Programs

Theatre

  • Act Now: Climate Action through the Arts

    Digital Workshop with Ryan Elliot Drew

      Grades 7-12 Ages 12-18

    How can the arts respond to the climate emergency? This interactive workshop positions artists as agents of much needed environmental change. To begin the workshop, students will explore the work of various global … read more

  • AMAZI'YA – Bringing characters to life!

    Virtual workshop with...

      Grades 4-8 Ages 8+

    This 60-minute workshop is completely dedicated to bringing out the laughter, the silly, the fun and the Amazing creation in developing characters for the stage, narrative or even film. We will dive into the art and … read more

  • Camping au musée

    Writing workshop led by Anne-Marie Guilmaine

      Grades 4 to 8 Ages 9-14

    Imagine that you sneak into the museum at night, all alone, to look at works of art, each more mysterious, funny and intriguing than the last ... You discover … read more

  • Career Exploration in Arts Administration

    virtual workshop

      High school-Cégep/University

    Are your high school students considering a career in Arts Administration? Participants will meet a group of arts administrators from the National Arts Centre’s Music, Theatre and/or Dance departments in a casual … read more

  • Creating a Story Through Sound

    with Emily Seguin

      Preschool to Grade 8 Ages 4-14

    In this workshop, students are invited to create a story by exploring sound using everyday instruments and objects. Through teamwork, active listening and sound exploration, the artist will guide the students … read more

  • Creating a Theatrical Time Capsule

    virtual workshop with Kristina Watt

      Grade 4–10

    In this interactive workshop, students will apply a blend of imagination and current life experience to write and perform one collective story: the story of youth, living now. Curriculum connections: language arts, … read more

  • Creative Economy 101

    Digital Workshop with Ryan Elliot Drew

      Grades 10-12 Ages 14-18

    How can artists and creatives change the world? This workshop is meant to elevate the student's understanding of the creative economy — the vast system of global networks that support creative people doing … read more

  • Hip Hop Theatre: Unlocking your creative mind through beats...

    virtual workshop with Omari Newton

      Grade 5 to adult Ages 10+

    Artist and educator Omari Newton will teach students how to find their authentic voice and tell stories through an exploration of Hip Hop theatre. Combining elements of spoken word poetry, contemporary theatre, and … read more

  • Introduction to Acting and Performance

    virtual workshop with Kate Smith

      Grades 7–12 Ages 12+

    This workshop introduces participants to the most important tools an actor has at their disposal: their voice, their body – and their creativity. Learn the basics of how to make simple physical and vocal … read more

  • L’École à l’œuvre : La boîte-paysage

    Artist residency with Marie-Eve Fontaine

      4e à la 8e année Ages 10-14

    *Available Winter 2022* Receive an artist in residence in your classroom!  The imagination knows no bounds. With it, we explore, we invent, we fly away, we solve, we dream. Imagination allows us … read more

  • Presentation Workshop: Auditioning, Public Speaking and...

    virtual workshop with Kate Smith

      Grade 9-12 Ages 13+

    Do you have an audition coming up? A public speaking engagement? A job interview? Want to learn the skills needed to hold their attention? Stand out by learning the tricks of the trade from a professional actor and … read more

  • Scene Workshop

    virtual workshop with Kate Smith

      Grade 9-12 Ages 13+

    In this workshop, participants will be cast in scenes from plays and learn the steps necessary to break them down. Participants will gain an understanding of Beats, Relationships, Objectives, Stakes, Tactics, and more! … read more

  • The Medicine of Hoop Dance

    virtual workshops with Alex Wells

     

    Alex Wells is an internationally award-winning Hoop Dance Champion from Mount Currie, British Columbia. Alex is a member of the St'át'imc Lil’Wat tribe, and was brought up through cultural … read more

Upcoming Events

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. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. 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.

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