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Caravan Trivia Night

Caravan Trivia Night

bringing theatre to schools with limited resources

Test your wits against other Carousel Players supporters in the second annual Caravan Trivia Night fundraiser – this year in person. Gather your brainiest pals and come downtown for snacks, facts, and fun!

The 2023 Caravan Trivia Night will take place on February 11 at 7pm in the Carousel Players Arts Education Centre in downtown St Cathairnes. Quizzers will work in teams to prove who is the wittiest and the wisest about topics ranging from movies to geography to children’s books and more. Prizes from our community supporters will be won for high scores, low scores, and other fun reasons.

Tickets are $20+hst per person and teams can be up to six people.

Register your team today and we’ll be in touch about ticket payment details!

Carousel Players’ Caravan fundraising program raises funds to give the gift of live theatre to schools with limited resources. You can support the Caravan program by participating in our Online Auction, making a donation, and attending the Trivia Night fundraiser and other events.

Caravan Trivia Night 2023 Team Sign Up

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Carousel Players Costume Booth

Create your character with costumes from Carousel Players!

Dress up in fun outfits, wigs, and hats and make a tableau with our colourful backdrop and photo frames.

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Dragon on the Hill

Once upon a time, in a place not too far from here, there lived a dragon…

The Dragon likes to look down at all the people in the town below as they go about their lives. But the Dragon feels like something is missing. With the help of the audience, the Dragon will discover what it needed all along.

Dragon on the Hill is an interactive drama workshop that combines dramatic play and performance. This short interactive performance combines dramatic play and performance as the audience helps our two artist-educators tell the story of Dragon on the Hill.

Our artist-educators will help the audience warm up their bodies, voices, and imaginations (just like actors do!) so they can help tell the story. The audience will use their imaginations, learn songs, make sound effects, and with their help, the Dragon discovers music, friendship, and fun.

 

Did you know that the Dragon puppet we use for our workshop is 20 years old?

The puppet was originally made for Carousel Players’ production of The Hobbit in our 2001-2002 season, and traveled across Ontario and Quebec.

Questions About Dragon on the Hill

What age group is this workshop suitable for? This workshop is suitable for children ages 4 and up.

What is the maximum number of participants? The maximum number of participants is 40 people.

What is the duration of the activity? The workshop itself is 20-30 minutes long, depending upon the number of participants. After the workshop, there will be puppet-making time with the artist-evducators for up to 30 minutes.

What does my group need to provide? Please provide chairs for adults / parents to sit on, two 6′ tables for the craft activity, a small table for our sound equipment, and access to power.

What are the space requirements for this workshop? This workshop requires an open space approximately 20ft x 20ft with chairs set up on two sides and seating in front of the chairs on the floor for children.

How long will you be at our event? We will need access to the space where the workshop takes place before and after the performances. Load in and set up time is 30 minutes, and load out time is 15 minutes.

How do I book this workshop? For more information and to book this workshop at your event, fill in the booking form. Bookings can be made for

  • Public events
  • School events open to the public
  • Community activities
  • Festivals

Is there a cost for the workshop? Yes, there is to cover the fees of the artist-educators and staff involved, as well as the craft materials. Please email to learn more about the cost for one or more workshops.

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Community Picnic

The Carousel Players Community Picnic is our way of saying thank you to the Niagara community for their involvement with Carousel Players. It is an opportunity for past and present generations to create new memories with their families and reminisce about past experiences with Carousel Players.

For the Community Picnic, Carousel Players puts together an afternoon of games, crafts, face painting, entertainment, performances, and more. The event is entirely free and suitable for children of all ages.

So pack a picnic and join us for the fun!

Have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

2022 Community Picnic

Monday April 18

West Niagara Fairgrounds

7402 Mud St West

Grassie ON

Shows

10 am – Pop! Pop! (for ages 2-4)

1pm – The Velveteen Rabbit (for ages 4-8)

2pm – HBD2Me (for ages 9-12)

3pm – Meet Chloe (for ages 13+)

Free Family Events

11am – Creation Station

12pm – Drama Playground LIVE!

2pm – Picnic Time!

Giant Puppet Party

Carousel Players and professional designer and puppeteer Alexa Fraser bring you Carousel Players’ Giant Puppet Party, an outdoor, family friendly activity.

The first step – make your puppet!

Join Carousel Players artists for a puppet building workshop (please register below through Eventbrite so we bring enough materials for everyone)

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Gather the materials listed below and follow the video tutorial to create your own fabulous Giant Puppet right at home

Next step – PARTY!

Join Carousel Players and our resident Giant Puppet, Nadine the Ondine, for the Giant Puppet Party!

What does a Giant Puppet Party entail? Music, dancing, laughter and more!

Carousel Players’ Giant Puppet will lead everyone in song and dance, creating a community that is together and making art.

Upcoming Giant Puppet Parties

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Puppet Making Materials
  • Newsprint (newspapers, flyers, other soft paper) – lots and lots
  • Cardboard – two large boxes worth
  • Craft paper – 3′ x 2′ piece
  • White school glue – one large bottle
  • 3 broomsticks or long poles
  • 1 large bedsheet or large pieces of fabric
  • Masking or painter’s tape
  • White acrylic paint
  • Colourful acrylic paint
  • Decorations

Tools: Scissors, stapler, paint brushes, sandpaper

Downlad Instructions HERE

Instructions en francaise ICI

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Questions about bring the Giant Puppet Party to your event

What age group is this activity suitable for? This workshop is suitable for children ages 4 and up.

What is the maximum number of participants? The maximum number of participants is 10 groups of up to 6 people per group.

What is the duration of the activity? The workshop itself is 45-60 minutes long, depending upon the number of participants. The Dance Party is approximately 25 minutes long.

What does my group need to provide? Please provide one 6′ table for each group in the puppet building activity, and access to power for our sound system. 

What are the space requirements for this workshop? Each participiant-made puppet requires a space 6′ by 6′ for dancing and Nadine the Ondine needs a 10′ x 10′ area with a minimum 15′ ceiling. We recommend a gymnasium, high-ceiling community hall, or outdoor space for this activity.

How long will you be at our event? We will need access to the space where the activity takes place before the workshop and after the dance party. Load in and set up time is 30 minutes, and load out time is 15 minutes.

How do I book this activity? For more information and to book this activity at your event, fill in the booking form. Bookings can be made for

  • Public events
  • School events open to the public
  • Community activities
  • Festivals

Is there a cost to bring the Giant Puppety Party to my event? Yes, there is to cover the fees for the puppeters, puppet building workshop leaders, and staff required, as well as the puppet materials. Please email or complete the form below and we will be in touch.