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Community Events

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 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, engaging with families is at the core of what we do, year round.

Our activities in the community include performances, crafts, activities, and interactive games for the whole family. In recent years, we’ve created new ways to engage. Our Dragon on the Hill workshop has mesmerized children around Niagara and the Giant Puppet Party has been a great big (really big!) adventure in socially-distanced, interactive performance. We create these events with the kids in mind, but we’re happy to see that adults end up having a great time too!

We’re always looking for new ways to connect with our audiences and larger community.  If you are coordinating an event and would like to discuss working together please contact

50th Festival Activities

Spring Fling

Come explore an indoor spring themed immersive experience for all ages. Walk through a giant garden with oversized flowers, plants, and creatures - then take a little bit of the magical garden home with you!Dates & TimesSaturday April 16 from 11am to 4pmSunday...

Creation Station

Creativity, Imagination, and Play! Join Carousel Players' Theatre School staff to make crafts and play drama games. This drop in session will be active all afternoon, so come by at any time. Have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page. St Catharines Date...

Sidewalk Stories

Sidewalk Stories is an interactive adventure, leading families on a sidewalk journey between the centre of downtown St Catharines - Carlisle & St Paul Street - and Carousel Players' home at Silver Spire United Church! Children and their families follow a story...

Commotion

Monday April 18 at 7 pm (Zoom event) Carousel Players will close out our 50th Festival celebration with a virtual screening of the inspiring documentary Commotion directed by Gillian Raby (2016, 31m28s).   This film showcases the importance of collaborative arts...

Drama Playground LIVE!

Creativity at Play! The Drama Playground is an introductory drama lesson for kids ages 5 to 7. Explore creativity, imagination, and play in a fun, supportive, and socially distanced environment. This class is part of a virutal classroom drama curriculum created by...

Festival Launch Events

50th Festival Opening April 16 | 10am Join us for the official Carousel Players 50th Anniversary Festival Launch, just behind our office in the parking lot of Silver Spire Church. Swing by to enjoy the sounds of the wonderful PK Hummingbird Steel Orchestra, and hear...

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...

Annual Events

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! Gather the materials listed below and follow the video tutorial to create...

Culture Days

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. Every fall, millions of people attend thousands of participatory arts and culture events across the country. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the...

Dragon on the Hill

Once upon a time, in a place not too far from here, there lived a dragon… Dragon on the Hill is an interactive drama workshop that combines dramatic play and performance. Our arts educator performers will help the audience warm up their bodies, voices, and...

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...