Grand OnStage performances are supported and amplified by engagement that aims to build community and expand the reach of the presenting program. Through master classes, pre-and post-show artist talks, workshops, partnerships, artist residencies, and more, the engagement program supports greater access and opportunities for engagement with the performing arts for all. The Kingston Grand Theatre and Grand OnStage also offer young people the opportunity to experience world-class theatre, dance, and music through a live performance school programs and arts learning.


Grand OnStage 2022-23 Engagement Highlights

  • Emerging singer-songwriter workshop with Miss Emily.
  • Artist talkbacks with How to Fail as a Popstar’s Vivek Shraya hosted by Aara Macauley and Jermaine Marshall.
  • ILL Abilities workshop with artists at H'art Centre.
  • Artist talkback with Christine Friday of Firewater Thunderbird Rising 2 hosted by Melissa Noventa.
  • Patron workshop with Kingston Circus Arts.
  • Artist talkback with Cirque Alfonse hosted by Jane Kirby.
  • RasberryJAN family concert before Alice in Wonderland.
  • Winter Ballet Behind the Scenes with Melissa Mahady-Wilton & The Conservatory held before each performance of The Nutcracker.
  • Comedy workshop with Trevor Strong for Ali Hassan patrons.
  • Workshop with Wen Wei, Artistic Director of Ballet Edmonton at Kingston School of Dance
  • Ballet Edmonton pre-show conversation and artist talkback with Ballet Edmonton hosted by Camille Spencer.
  • Lecture for Queen’s University’s DAN School Drama students with Jani Lauzon of Prophecy Fog.
  • Artist talkbacks with Jani Lauzon of Prophecy Fog hosted by Mariah Horner and Tracey Guptill.
  • Artist talkback with Artistic Director of The Queen’s Cartoonists, Joel Pierson.
  • Artist talkback with Beau Dixon the Freedom: The Spirit and Legacy of Black Music hosted by Jermaine Marshall.
  • Pre-show conversation with Brainerd Blyden-Taylor confirmed, Artistic Director, Nathaniel Dett Choir.
  • Pre-show conversation and artist talkback with Roshanak Jaberi of No Woman’s Land hosted Tianna Edwards.
  • The Grannies family concert before The Ugly Duckling.
  • Pre-show Taiko drum demonstration with Kyoko Ogoda & friends before the Yamato Drummers.
  • Community workshop with The Social Tango Project.
  • Pre-show conversation with Kay Kenney & Sasha Jimenez French unpacking motherhood as artists "Ravenmutter" before Raven.

For Kids

Grand OnStage's KidStage programming will delight children and their grown-up friends.

For Teachers

For the Grand OnStage season, we look forward with great pride to presenting an exciting line-up of performances and learning opportunities.

School Programs

Kingston Grand Theatre offers young people the opportunity to experience world-class theatre, dance, and music through live performance.


A complete list of all of our learning events and programs can be found here