Grand OnStage's 2023-2024 Education Performances

An actor in a raven costume
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: Monday, 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 
 

 

It's okay to be different logo
SOLD OUT
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. 

 

A group of six musicians holding various musical instruments
Walking Through The Fire- Indigenous Collaborations with Sultans of String and Friends
 
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 (1 p.m.) 
Grades: 4-8 
Curriculum Connections:  Celebrating diversity through music, Exploring and fusing musical styles, Cross-Curricular Connections, Equity & Inclusion, Indigenous Studies 


A young male dancer balancing on one hand
SOLD OUT
No Excuses, No Limits - Ill-Abilities International Dance Crew 
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024 (10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.) 
Grades: 2+ 
Curriculum Connections: Arts (Dance, Movement, Choreography, Music), Social Studies 

 

The shadow of a tiger at the mouth of a cave which hides a boy and a monkey
CANCELLED

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.

Jungle Book -  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
SOLD OUT
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 
 

Two performing actors on stage wearing indigenous costumes
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 

 

A message from the Grand OnStage Team

We are delighted to present the Grand OnStage 2023-24 Education Performance Season! This year, we are offering a dynamic performing arts school series featuring the best in professional theatre, dance, music, circus and Indigenous presentations from across Canada and around the world.  All shows have been selected for their rich curriculum connections, robust study guides, and engaging live performances.

Our school ticket price remains $8. Ticket requests are fulfilled on a first-come first-served basis. Please remember to complete all sections of your ticket request form, including transportation plans and any special assistance your group may require while attending the performance. After our team has reviewed your request, you will receive a confirmation email with order details. 

Education performances sell out quickly, so we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment! 

Please contact us with questions any time at GOSchoolShows@cityofkingston.ca

We look forward to seeing you and your students at the theatre!

Jayson Duggan, 
Performing Arts Manager, Arts & Culture Services  

Jenny Pedler, 
Program Coordinator, Arts & Culture Services

 

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

How to book

Please use our online ticket request form below to book your class. 

Policies

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.

Questions?

To find out more about Grand OnStage school performances, please e-mail GOSchoolShows@cityofkingston.ca.

Grand OnStage thanks our donors and sponsors for their generous support of youth programming.

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Performances
Please enter the total number of attendees (including teachers/volunteers etc.) for each show you wish to attend.
Monday, October 23, 2023 (1 pm)
Grades: K-7
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October 30, 2023 (10:30 am)
Grades: 2+
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Monday, November 27, 2023 (10:30 am)
Grades: JK-3
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Tuesday, January 23, 2023 (1 pm)
Grades: 4-8
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Thursday, February 15, 2024 (10:30 am)
Grades: 2+
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Thursday, February 15, 2024 (1 pm)
Grades: 2+
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Date: Monday, April 8, 2024 (10:30 am)
Grades: 1+
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Friday, April 26, 2024 (10:30 am)
Grades: K+
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Thursday, May 9, 2024 (10:30 am)
Grades: JK+
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By signing this form you agree to the following terms & conditions:

Final numbers will be confirmed 4 weeks prior to the show at which time your invoice will be prepared. Please note there are no refunds on confirmed tickets with the exception of a board-issued snow day or weather-related performance cancellation. If you choose to reduce or cancel your order less than one month before the performance date for other reasons there will be no refunds. Payment must be made prior to the performance to gain admittance.

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