The Grand Theatre aims to inspire and spark creative curiosity for all members of the community. Each performance is an educational opportunity that explores a new appreciation of the performing arts for all ages.
This season we are proud to present an exciting line-up of performances and learning opportunities. Through performances, we offer 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 others youth to attend these very special shows. Tickets are as low as $8/each. For complete details download our Grand OnStage School Brochure or contact Rebecca Brown in the box office at rbrown [at] cityofkingston.ca. Please note that a completed order form must be returned to Rebecca in order for your reservation to be completed. You can now order online here: Online order form
For many of our school shows, we offer workshops as a unique way to enrich the curriculum and extend learning. Please contact Jenny Pedler at jpedler [at] cityofkingston.ca.
Educational resources provide themed activities, teaching tools and useful background information for each performance. Links to these resources may be found under 'Teachers'.
Plus, come to the Grand after school and take advantage of additional learning opportunities connected to many of our performances.
Talkbacks: Moderated post-show Q&As with visiting artists.
In Conversations: Moderated pre-show lectures and Q&As that explore the realms of imagination, creativity, inspiration and vision.
KidStage Workshops & Activities: Performances are accompanied by pre-show activities presented by Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 1 hour prior to the show, in the lobby or in other spaces at the theatre.
Creative Residencies: Creative Residencies provide a supportive environment for artists of varying disciplines in which they can cultivate their practice, create new work, and share experiences with colleagues.