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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!

18/19 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. View our 18.19 School Matinee Brochure here.

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

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

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

18/19 Specialist High Skills Major Certification Workshops
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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. Led by Civic Theatres Toronto staff and artist educators, students attend a main stage show as part of their certification!

NEW THIS YEAR - Civic Theatres Toronto is offering SHSM Arts & Culture Workshops on multiple dates!

Costs are $55/Student (HST included) and $30/Teacher and Chaperone (HST included). If you have any questions or would like to be added to our email list, contact us by email education@sonycentre.ca or call 416-368-6161 ext. 8242.

Online booking request form is now open for the following workshops:

Friday, November 16, 2018 – Makeup & Cosmetology Workshop

  • 2PM - 5PM Workshop: Work with makeup industry expert Sharon Burke. After a tutorial, students will work with partners using MAC makeup to transform each other!
  • 7:30PM - 10:00PM Evening Performance: Participation includes one ticket per person to attend Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ In Concert after the workshop. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra and choir as Harry soars across the big screen.

Friday, February 22, 2019 – Makeup & Cosmetology Workshop

  • 2PM - 5PM Workshop: Work with makeup industry expert Sharon Burke. After a tutorial, students will work with partners using MAC makeup to transform each other!
  • 7:30PM - 10:00PM Evening Performance: Participation includes one ticket per person to attend Amadeus Live after the workshop. Experience the return of the multi-Academy Award® winning 1984 motion picture, Amadeus on a vast HD screen while Mozart’s most celebrated works are performed live in-sync by a full orchestra and choir.

Friday, May 3, 2019 – Makeup & Cosmetology Workshop

  • 2PM - 5PM Workshop: Work with makeup industry expert Sharon Burke. After a tutorial, students will work with partners using MAC makeup to transform each other!
  • 7:30PM - 10:00PM Evening Performance: Participation includes one ticket per person to attend Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ In Concert after the workshop. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra and choir as Harry soars across the big screen.

New this year, we will be offering 1-2 certification workshops per date. We will have a variety of workshop offerings in 2019 (see below). Stay tuned for another announcement this fall!

Upcoming SHSM Dates - workshop and booking details coming soon!
Friday, February 1, 2019    
Friday, February 8, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019

PAST CERTIFICATIONS WORKSHOPS:

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 Workshop
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 education@sonycentre.ca or call 416-368-6161 ext. 8242.