Presently, our box office is closed. We are holding back 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.

Thank you.


Grand OnStage offers a wide range of engagement programs and events to inspire and spark creative curiosity for all members of the community.

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While the City of Kingston continues to assess the situation in accordance with orders issued by the Province of Ontario and in consultation with public health authorities, the 2020-2021 Grand OnStage school show season has been postponed until the 2021-2022 academic year. Until then, please share some of the digital performances from the Educator Resources link (below) with your students. These shows are presented by reputable companies from across North America and feature wonderful companion study guides.

Please e-mail Jayson Duggan, Performing Arts Manager at or Jenny Pedler, Program Coordinator at should you have questions or require any support.


The Grand Theatre offers young people the opportunity to experience world-class theatre, dance and music through live performance. Discover how the Grand Theatre can enrich the curriculum and extend student learning beyond the classroom.

How to book

Please use our online ticket request form to book your class. Or, you can download our school show brochure for more information.


Tickets are $8.00 including HST. For every 20 tickets purchased, you will receive one complimentary for your use. A handling fee will apply to all group purchases.  If your group is 10 to 19 people the charge is $11.30, groups of 20 or more, the charge is $16.95 (HST included in both).

Everyone in attendance requires a ticket; all orders are subject to a group handling fee.  Please note that there are no refunds on confirmed tickets with the exception of a weather-related performance cancellation by the Grand Theatre.

All performances are about one hour long with no intermission. Sometimes there may be additional opportunities associated with the performance that will affect your length of time at the theatre. If these occur, you will be advised well in advance.

Please note that the Grand Theatre offers special seating arrangements for patrons with disabilities and these can be made at the time of booking. See more about accessibility.

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.


To find out more about Grand Theatre school performances contact our education department at 

The Grand Theatre and the City of Kingston thank The Grand Theatre Foundation for its generous support of youth programming.