We know that young children can sometimes find large crowds and bright lights overwhelming. Young ones can also have a hard time sitting still, even if they’re really intrigued by what they’re watching. That’s why we began our Kid’s Programming in The Studio in 2013.
The Studio is set up for our Kid’s Programming with small pillows and cushions on the floor for children and families to get comfortable right up close to the stage. The bleachers behind help the next few rows see over the families in front but still allow for floor-like seating. Our studio seats 135 patrons, so it’s not too loud and overwhelming for kids. In addition, the performance takes place directly in front of the children, so the children can easily see and engage with their favourite acts.
Arts and culture are an important part of growing. As a result, tickets are only $10 (child), $15 (adult) or $35 (family 5 pack). If you’re wondering which shows might be best for your children, each show description includes an age recommendation. Have a look at what’s coming up!
Treehouse TV stars Splash’N Boots will be performing in our Studio on November 28. They’ve recorded 9 albums and 3 DVDs and entertained children all over the world. They love to sing and dance and – above all – share the fun with families everywhere. This show is such a crowd favourite that both show times are already sold out.
Back by popular demand, Le Théâtre des Petites Âmes is returning on January 23 with OGO, a show about friendship, fun and imagination. This show is for children ages two to five and only lasts 35 minutes.
On February 20, Jamie Adkins will be in The Studio with his newest creation, Circus Incognitus, recommended for ages five and up. Jamie uses physical comedy, clowning (minus the white face), and tons of props to entertain kids. And for adults, he’s sure to remind you of the great comedians of the silent film era.
Tall Stories will be back on March 19 with another crowd-pleaser, Room on The Broom. Based on the best-selling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (author of Gruffalo’s Child), join a witch, dog, bird, frog, and cat as they set out on a fun and memorable adventure! This show is recommended for ages three and up.
Love That Dog is a tough, poetic, but above all visual play about a boy, Jack, who discovers that words can be miraculous. Theatregroep Kwatta brings Jack’s poetic world to life by visual effects, live music, and puppetry. On April 16, recommended for ages six to ten.
On April 30, experience the story behind the most misunderstood character in fairytale history: the Big Bad Wolf. For starters, he doesn’t eat meat: he’s vegetarian! But it takes Little Red Riding Hood’s second cousin twice removed, Heidi Hood, to see through the sharp teeth and into his big heart. Worried your little ones might get scared? This show is recommended for age four to eight. Have a look at this video to see how fun and furry the Big Bad Wolf actually is.
If you have any questions about the suitability of these shows for your family, please call our box office at 519 578 1570 or 1 800 265 8977.