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

        -- Jayson Duggan, Performing Arts Manager

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For Teachers

Grand OnStage's 2023-2024 Education Performances

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Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish 
Date: Monday, October 23, 2023 (1 p.m.) 
Grades: K-7 
Curriculum Connections: Indigenous Studies, Storytelling, Social Studies, Music, Drama, Dance 

A monster's hand reaching out from the pages of a comic book
Limited seating available
FRANKENSTEIN: A Living Comic Book
 - Produced by Kidoons, WYRD Productions and Geordie Theatre in association with the 20K Collective and the Segal Centre
Date: October 30, 2023 (10:30 a.m.) 
Grades: 2+ 
Literary Link: Inspired by the novel by Mary Shelley 
Curriculum Connections: Creativity, History, Culture, Technology, Ecology 


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No seating available
It’s Okay to Be Different – Stories by Todd Parr
Date: Monday, November 27, 2023 (10:30 a.m.) 
Grades: JK-3 
Curriculum Connections: Literature-Based, Early Literacy & Dramatic Play, Drama, Music, Puppetry  
Literary Link: Based on three contemporary stories by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr. 


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Walking Through The Fire- Indigenous Collaborations with Sultans of String and Friends 
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 (1 p.m.) 
Grades: 4-8 
Curriculum Connections:  Celebrating diversity through music, Exploring and fusing musical styles, Cross-Curricular Connections, Equity & Inclusion, Indigenous Studies 

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No Seating Available
No Excuses, No Limits - Ill-Abilities International Dance Crew 
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2024 (10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.) 
Grades: 2+ 
Curriculum Connections: Arts (Dance, Movement, Choreography, Music), Social Studies 
Educator Resources: https://www.kingstongrand.ca/education/school-programs 


The shadow of a tiger at the mouth of a cave which hides a boy and a monkey
Jungle Book -  


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, Kingston and area school boards have shifted the PA Day scheduled for April 12, 2024, PA Day to April 8, 2024. The Jungle Book school performance planned for April 8, 2024, has been cancelled.

A Kidoons and WYRD Production, in association with The 20K Collective. Written and directed by Craig Francis and Rick Miller.
Date: Monday, April 8, 2024 (10:30 a.m.) 
Grades: 1+ 
Curriculum Connections: Full-Day Kindergarten Curriculum; The Arts – Drama and Music; Science and Technology – environmental education and life systems: Language Arts; Health and Physical Education – healthy living; Social Studies – heritage and identity, people and environments  
Literary Link: Based on the classic book by Rudyard Kipling 

Three men doing tricks with basketballs

No seating available
360 ALLSTARS -  BMX, basketball, breakdancing, beatboxing, acrobatics, drumming and more, the international smash hit returns! 
Date: Friday, April 26, 2024 (10:30 a.m.) 
Grades: K+ 
Curriculum Connections: Arts (Dance, Movement, Choreography, Music), Social Studies 

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Dancers of Damelahamid – Spirit and Tradition 
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024 (10:30 a.m.) 
Grades: JK+ 
Curriculum Connections: Indigenous Studies, Storytelling, Social Studies, Music, Drama, Dance 

Please e-mail GOSchoolShows@cityofkingston.ca should you have questions or require any support.

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.

Study guides containing themed activities, teaching tools and useful background information for most performances on their show page. 

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 a field trip using Kingston Transit.

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