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 (maximums may vary per-show), 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)

A Season of Hope

u2023-2024 Shows

Tiny Treasures

November & December 2023 (Sold Out)
for grades 5 to 8
in person performance
with educational resources
Fee: $625+hst*

Lig & Bittle

April & May 2024
for ELKP to Grade 4
in person performance
with educational resources
Fee: $625+hst*

Meet Chloe

Sept 2023 – June 2024
for Grades 7-10
digital play
with educational resources
Fee: $350+hst

Pop! Pop!

October 2023 (Sold Out)
for Daycares and Early Years Centres
in person performance
Fee: $600+hst

*Regular priced in-person school shows are $625 + HST for a maximum of 250 children (provided space allows). An additional travel fee may apply for schools outside of Niagara and Hamilton Regions.

Does your school have limited resources for extra-curriular programs? Ask us about our funding programs to cover the cost of bringing a Carousel show to your school.

Interested in Learning More?

Use this form to let us know which show(s) you’re interested in. We will be in touch with show information, available tour dates, and to answer any questions you have.

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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 performances, or 20% off bookings of three or more performances. Your discount will be calculated once all your bookings have been confirmed.

Carousel Players has been dedicated to bringing educational, professional theatre shows to schools for over 50 years as a tool to support and encourage learning in an exciting and memorable format. This coming season we are presenting the theme of nurture, with all our stories guiding audiences to look around at the world, at nature, at other people and ask: how can I help? What can I give?

What value does bringing a show to my school have for my students? After years of separation and isolation driven by a need to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic it is more important now than ever that we bring students together in a shared experience to rekindle the sense of community that is strengthened through unique communal experiences such as live theatre. Performance days build long lasting memories for students. Additionally, performances help students retain educational information, improve communication skills, promote emotional wellness, increase academic performance and engagement, and much more. 

We believe so strongly in the emotional, educational, and communal benefits of live performances that we have made it even easier to bring our award-winning theatre to your students. 

No Cancellation Fees“You don’t pay until you see the play!” That means no down payments, no booking fees, no admin fees, and absolutely no loss of precious school funds due to cancellations. 

No Organizing Field Trips – Carousel Players is a touring company and we come directly to your school gymnasium. You can even invite a neighbouring school over and share the experience with even more young people in your community.

No Extra Lesson Planning – All of our productions come with educational resources and curriculum connections so there is no extra work for any of your school staff and educators.

Preparing for Our Visit

Below is the structure we follow in bringing theatre to your students. A specific schedule will be sent to all schools that book a show.

Arrival Time 

We will arrive approximately 90 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.

Student Help

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 generally 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.

Dressing Rooms

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.

Visiting Schools

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 if asked prior to the start of the show.

Please, NO VIDEO RECORDING at any time.