Saturday Drama Classes

for ages 7-12

Spring 2022 Program Dates:

March 26 to May 21

there is a one week break on April 16 because of the Carousel Players 50th Anniversary Festival

Join us for our NEW Saturday Drama Classes! At Carousel Players, we believe all children can benefit from drama education. We are excited to be bringing the benefits of drama to children ages 7 to 12 at our Arts Education Centre in downtown St Catharines!

See our Covid-19 Arts Education policies here.

What is it?

An 8-week series of classes where students will explore and strengthen their drama techniques like acting, improvisation, story telling, embodiment of character, clowning, and more.

When is it?

The program runs every Saturday for one hour once a week for 8 weeks. Intermediate classes for (7-9 year olds) start at 9:30 am and Senior classes (for 10-12 year olds) start at 11am.

Where is it?

The program is run at Carousel Players’ Arts Education Centre at 366 St Paul Street, St Catharines.

*Please note classes will be held virtually if public health restrictions require.*

What is the cost?

The cost is $100 for the eight-week program. Payment plans and financial support are available.

Meet Our Intermediate Educator and Our Senior Educator!

After School Drama Pilot Program

Carousel Players’ 2018/19 After School Drama Program Pilot was created through a Seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Carousel Players’ After School Drama Program was conceived to fill the need for affordable, accessible arts education in the Niagara Region. The Niagara Region’s population includes 66,760 children under 14 and yet when program began, there were only eight private companies offering drama classes. Complicating the problem of access is the fact that the poverty rate for children in the Niagara Region is over 15%. In some municipalities, such as Niagara Falls and St. Catharines, the child poverty rate increases to over 20%. These statistics imply the cost of professionally-lead arts education programs is often higher than many families can afford.

A survey was conducted by Carousel Players to assess the local community’s perspective on arts education which found that 80% agreed there is a need for drama education in Niagara and more than 50% agreed that cost is the biggest barrier to accessing drama programs in the Niagara Region. Carousel Players’ After School Drama Program was created with these needs in mind.

Learn about the After School Drama Program Pilot: Read the full report here