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Welcome to our 2023-2024 Season

Welcome to our 2023-2024 season where we explore the theme of nurture. This year’s stories guide our audiences to look around at the world, at nature, at other people and ask: how can I help? What can I give?

Ideas of nurturing begin with our interactive outdoor performance, The Drama Garden, where we plant some seeds of playfulness and watch imagination bloom. In Tiny Treasures, we meet James, a young caregiver who struggles to look after his mom and sister, as well as himself, sometimes with frustration but also with great humour. Lig & Bittle features two very different people who help each other to accept themselves just as they are, and nurture an unexpected friendship along the way. Pop! Pop! takes us on an underwater adventure brought to life through inventive design, puppets and audience participation as we explore and care for all the living creatures of a coral reef. We conclude our season with the first ever Niagara Children’s Festival – a weekend of live performances and creative activities for families and young audiences.

Nurture your imagination, nurture our world, and nurture the young people in your life with Carousel Players this year.

Monica Dufault
Artistic Director

live and digital plays

Grades 5 – 8

on tour Fall 2023

ELKP to Grade 4

on tour Spring 2024

Pop Pop

for ages 2 – 4

at Young People’s Theatre
October 14-22, 2023

Meet Chloe

for Grades 7-10

digital play available September to June

Community Events

free family activities across the niagara region

Carousel Players’ staff, artists and volunteers look forward to meeting you at community events in the Niagara Region!

At Carousel Players, we bring our plays to dozens of schools and theatres every year, but we also travel around Niagara to create meaningful connections with our friends and neighbours in all corners of the Region.

Whether we are welcoming community members to our annual Community Picnic and Culture Days activities, or participating in festivals with Dragon on the Hill and the Giant Puppet Party, engaging with families is at the core of what we do, year round.

Creation Station

Creativity On Display!

Join Carousel Players’ staff to make crafts and create stories with them.

This is a free, drop-in activity, so come by at any time.

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.

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!
Next step – PARTY!

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.