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Theatre

  • Act Now: Climate Action through the Arts

    Digital Workshop with Ryan Elliot Drew

      Grades 7-12 Ages 12-18

    Offered in English only 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 … read more

  • Petite Sorcière

    Podcast & philosophy workshop

      Grade 1 to 6 Ages 6-12

    PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP  After listening to the podcast, students participate in a virtual workshop on the main philosophical concepts in the story of Petite Sorcière. Actor … read more

  • Connected North

    Tailored Workshops & Residencies

      Kindergarten-Grade 12 Ages 3-18

    *Please note that this is a general listing available to Connected North representatives and schools only.* Arts Alive is delighted to partner with Connected North to offer virtual performing arts workshops and … read more

  • Creating a Theatrical Time Capsule

    Virtual workshop with Kristina Watt

      Grade 4–10 Ages 9+

    Taking inspiration from their current life experience plus a splash of imagination, students will write and perform a story: the story of this group of youth, living in this moment. Using a five-scene structure, the … read more

  • Creative Camp for Kids

      Ages 5-11

    Our week-long camps are the best way to spend the summer. There is plenty to see, hear, and do, with inspiration around every corner. Your child will sing, dance, act and laugh their way through fun-filled activities led … read more

  • Discovering the Hidden Side of Object Theatre

    Workshop with Le Théâtre de la Pire Espèce

      Grade 7 to 12 Ages 12-16

    This workshop is only offered in French. WORKSHOP What is object theatre? This artform, despite being unknown to the general population, is worth discovering as it can offer vast possibilities for creators. … 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

  • In Orbit in the Philosphere

    initiation to philosophical discussion with...

      Grade 4–6

    Take the leap into philosophical discussion. With Stéphanie Boyer as your guide to answering life's big questions, join the Philosphere, a free space where ideas can be launched into orbit! During this … read more

  • Introduction to Acting and Performance

    virtual workshop with Kate Smith

      Grades 9–12 Ages 13+

    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: SAYANORA, interstellar mission

    Virtual artist residency with Marie-Eve...

      Grade 3–6

    Receive (virtually) an artist in residence in your classroom!  This year, you and your students could experience a virtual intergalactic adventure aboard the Sayanora, under the watchful eye of artist … 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 Study

    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

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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