"Grand OnStage education performance seasons typically are a sold-out, smash success with over 6,000 students and teachers attending performances at the Grand Theatre.  It is with great pleasure that we look forward to announcing our brand new season of school shows." 

        -- Jayson Duggan, Grand OnStage performing arts manager

For Teachers

Presently, our box office is closed. We are holding the announcement of our 2020-2021 Grand OnStage season due to the pandemic crisis. Please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media for programming and venue updates.

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Grand OnStage offers the chance to explore different cultures, reflect on relevant social issues, and experience the joy of the imagination through theatre, music and dance.

Grand OnStage includes a curated season-within-a-season specifically programmed for school audiences.  We invite schools, day care centres, home schools and other youth to attend these very special shows. Tickets are as low as $8/each.You can complete your request for tickets here: Ticket Request FormEducators have until 4 weeks before the show date to confirm their ticket numbers, or cancel their order.

For many of our school shows, we offer workshops as a unique way to enrich the curriculum and extend learning. Please email GOSchoolShows@cityofkingston.ca for more information.  

Study guides containing themed activities, teaching tools and useful background information for each performance may be found here.

Field Trip Transit Information

Kingston Transit Passes

All registered Limestone students are now eligible to ride for free on Kingston Transit.

Children age 14 and under (Kindergarten to Grade 8):

Children age 14 and under can travel with Kingston Transit free of charge. Children 14 and under do not require a bus pass, identification or to travel with an adult. Children 14 and under are to advise the bus operator of their age prior to boarding.

Secondary Students (Grades 9-12):

The free Kingston Transit pass is available to Grade 9 to 12 students attending an eligible high school in the city of Kingston. For more information, visit the Kingston transit Other Fare Options link.

Field Trip Transit Pass Program

The City of Kingston has expanded its partnership with the Limestone District School Board to include offering teachers free transit passes to accompany students on field trip using Kingston Transit.

For more information, please visit the Kingston Transit website or call 613-546-0000.