Bring award-winning theatre to your school
Carousel Players’ touring shows travel across Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, and Brant to bring professional theatre performances to students in their schools – no need for a field trip! Our live performances are presented in your gym or theatre for up to 250 children, while our digital show is available to stream right into classrooms.
All bookings include classroom resources to extend the educational benefit of the performances (learn more here).
Parents and Parent Involvement Committees: you can support performances for your child’s school in many ways (learn more here)
2022 – 2023 School Year
Shows + Dates
The Velveteen Rabbit
March 27 to April 21, 2023
for ELKP to Grade 3
in person performance
with educational resources
Fee: $625+hst for up to 250 children*
September 19, 2022 to June 30, 2023
for grades 7 to 10
Video Play with student Q+A video and educator resources
Fee: $350+hst for one month’s access
What’s So Funny?
Nov. 21 to Dec. 9, 2022
for grades 4 to 6
*distance fee may apply for in-school performances at schools outside of Niagara/Hamilton/Halton Regions.
Book More, Save More!
MULTI-SHOW DISCOUNTS: Save more when you bring more theatre to your school. You’ll get 10% off if you book two shows and 20% off when you book all three. Your discount will be calculated once all your bookings have been confirmed.
Preparing for Our Visit
Below is the structure we follow in bringing theatre to your students. A copy of this list will be sent to all schools that book a show.
We will arrive approximately 75 minutes prior to the performance. At the time of our arrival we will need free and exclusive access to the gym. We also ask that any gates, chains, doors, etc., on the driving route to the gym be unlocked.
We do not require student helpers and request that there are no students in the gym during our set-up and tear-down time.
Performance Area and Seating
We require a performance area with 25′ x 25′ of floor space and a minimum ceiling height of 12′.
We require a clean floor, cleared of all equipment. Please raise basketball nets if possible.
Students will be seated on the floor.
We require chairs or benches in the gym for seating for teachers and school staff. These can be left to the side of the gym for us to set up on the performance day.
We will need 2 dressing rooms, gym change rooms, or other suitable changing areas. If possible, this room should be able to be locked during the presentation.
Bells, Announcements, Noises
If possible, the bells and/or announcements should be turned off in the gym for the duration of the performance.
Also if possible, any overhead fans should be turned off.
If a neighbouring school will be attending the performance we ask that their students be at your school 15 minutes prior to the performance. Please make sure that we are aware if another school is attending.
Pictures / Videos
During the play NO PHOTOGRAPHS may be taken.
If your school is interested in having any photos taken when the play is finished, our Stage Manager would be happy to arrange for any photos.
Please, NO VIDEO RECORDING at any time.