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School Programs

Civic Theatres Toronto is one of the city’s largest multi-arts organizations, operating three iconic venues – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, and Toronto Centre for the Arts. We are proud to offer engaging field trips and transformative theatrical experiences with accompanying resources for all grades!

School Matinees

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Join us for matinee performances designed specifically for schools and intended to support the Ontario Curriculum through engaging live performances and complementary study guides.

October 18, 2018           For Grades: 3 – 12          Fatty Legs                                                             
January 23, 2019           For Grades: 1 – 4            Boys, Girls, and other Mythological Creatures  
May 8, 2019                    For Grades: 9 – 12          SPIN
May 16 & 17, 2019         For Grades: K – 6            A Fool's Errand
May 16 & 17, 2019         For Grades: 2 – 6            Is this a Dagger?
May 17, 2019                  For Grades: 2 – 6            The Man Who Planted Trees

Tickets are $10 each (HST included) with a special group discount of one FREE teacher/supervisor ticket with every 20 student tickets purchased. Bookings will open mid-August!

If you have any questions, contact us by email or call 416-368-6161 ext. 8242.

Specialist High Skills Major Certification Workshops


Through a partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Sony Centre offers SHSM certifications. High School Students from all corners of Southern Ontario have earned an Arts and Culture credit through workshops at the Sony Centre.  As part of their certification, students attend a main stage show!

Tickets are $55/person (HST included) for Students and $30/person (HST included) for Teachers/Chaperones. 2018-19 SHSM Arts & Culture workshops will be announced in September!

(One per participant)

Grant Writing Icon Grant Writing
Join Civic Theatres Toronto’s seasoned non-profit arts professionals, Martha Haldenby and E.J. Alon, in an interactive workshop and discussion focused on grant writing, the importance of building relationships, and important tips for navigating the ever-changing landscape of arts and culture fundraising.

Event Planning Icon Event Planning
Work with Civic Theatre Toronto’s Events and Sales Staff to participate in the engaging process of working with a client to book an event. Conduct a site inspection and learn how to activate large spaces.

Production Icon Production
Work with Civic Theatres Production staff to learn about the process of preparing the stage for the performance. Participants in this workshop will be taken on a backstage tour, learn how to plan a show by working backwards, and navigate real-life "this actually happened" dilemmas.

 Makeup Mirror IconMakeup & Cosmetology
Work with makeup industry expert Sharon Burke. After a tutorial, students will work with partners using MAC makeup to transform each other!

Sample Schedule (subject to change)
1:00pm Arrival and Check-in
1:30pm Welcome
2:00pm-5:00pm Certification Workshops (choose one per participant)
5:00pm Dinner Break
7:30pm Performance

If you have any questions or would like to be added to our email list, contact us by email or call 416-368-6161 ext. 8242.