Ottawa Children's Theatre

Ottawa Children's Theatre: We teach skills that last a lifetime
Drama and Acting Classes for students aged 3 – 18 years.

Founded in 2013, The Ottawa Children’s Theatre is dedicated to theatre that is by, for, and about youth. Our mandate comes out of a deep and profound desire to enrich the lives of children and youth through theatre and the performing arts. We're process-oriented, and our class sizes are small to ensure maximum attention on each student.
Drama classes at The Ottawa Children's Theatre help young people gain self-confidence as they work together in a supportive environment. Our artist/instructors are theatre professionals with many years of experience as actors, directors and teachers. They provide our students with extensive training in voice and movement, improvisation, ensemble acting, and a variety of acting techniques. We place a strong emphasis on language arts, body awareness, creative thinking, and on working together.
The Ottawa Children’s Theatre is a representative for Trinity College, London –– an international examination body with an accredited drama syllabus offered in 70 different countries. We annually host an examiner from England to adjudicate our students’ work.
Now online, our programs are highly interactive, skill-based and fun! OCT LIVE Online 2020-2021 offers classes in Acting, Creative Drama, Musical Theatre, Improvisation, Designing for Theatre, Writing for Theatre and Poetry Workshops. Our classes emphasize language arts, body awareness, and creative thinking in a supportive environment with small class sizes. We may be in isolation, but we are connected.
OCT is a proud MASC artist and is available in the fall of 2020 to come into schools online. 
For more information: www.ottawachildrenstheatre.net

Curriculum Links

Use various techniques (verbal and physical) to interpret and respond to different scenarios; explore Shakespearean language and characters; roleplaying, learning to communicate thoughts, feelings, and ideas; learning to speak and act with confidence.


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English
French
French Immersion

School Workshop: Improvisation

New Program Residency Workshop English

In this online course, students will dive into the creative spontaneity of Improvisation. A great skill for anyone to develop, improvisation teaches how to take risks and try new things in a supportive environment. Students will create scenes and original characters through theatrical play and outrageous fun!

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
15
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
Online only:
One hour session $245 + HST
Half Day: Two 1 hour sessions $350 + HST
Full Day: Three 1 hour sessions $515 + HST
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School Workshop: Acting Skills

New Program Residency Workshop English

In this online workshop, students discover the tools in an actor’s Tool Box: voice, body and mind. Students will work with their Tool Box through drama games that explore how we communicate thoughts and feelings. Working with poetry helps student expand their language skills and bring original characters to life.

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
15
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
Online only:
One hour session $245 + HST
Half Day: Two 1 hour sessions $350 + HST
Full Day: Three 1 hour sessions $515 + HST
Request a Booking

School Workshop: Acting Up

New Program Residency Workshop English

In this on-line workshop, children learn how language, music, movement and visual arts all work together to express ideas. Students will use their voices and bodies to tell stories through drama. It’s a highly creative and fun class that helps develop confidence and empathy.

Participants:
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Maximum:
15
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
Online only:
One hour session $245 + HST
Half Day: Two 1 hour sessions $350 + HST
Full Day: Three 1 hour sessions $515 + HST
Request a Booking

School Workshop: Play! Sing! Imagine!

New Program Residency Workshop English

In this online workshop, students will use their voices, bodies and imaginations to explore concepts of drama. We will sing, read and imagine together. This workshop will allow students to create in a supportive environment, with lots of empathy and fun!

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten
Maximum:
15
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
Online only:
One 25 minute session: $200+ HST
Half Day: two 25 minute sessions $300 plus HST
Full Day: Three 25 Minute sessions $400 + HST
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School Workshop: Say “Yes” to Improv!

New Program Residency Workshop English

This workshop is an introduction to the craft and creativity of Improvisation. Through improv, students build language skills, respond to ideas and make spontaneous choices. The first rule of improv is to say YES, so the workshop is a positive way of building a supportive environment for creativity.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In Person only
One hour session (Grades: K - 2) $245 + HST
Half day: one 2 hour session $350 + HST
Full day: two 2 hour sessions $515 + HST
Request a Booking

School Workshop: A Muse of Fire: Exploring Shakespeare

New Program Residency Workshop English

Students will discover some of Shakespeare’s timeless stories and exciting characters, unlocking his playful and beautiful language. Younger grades will explore characters through sonnets, while older grades will work with short scenes and monologues.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In Person only:
One hour session (Grades: K - 2) $245 + HST
Half day: one 2 hour session $350 + HST
Full day: two 2 hour sessions $515 + HST

Request a Booking

School Workshop: Theatre Clowns

New Program Residency Workshop English

Clowns are characters that we see throughout literature; they aren’t played just for laughs — they communicate important thoughts and emotions through physical expression. Students will learn about the Fool, the Jester, and the Trickster, and use these archetypes to explore meaningful interactions, scenes and stories.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In Person only
One hour session (Grades: K - 2) $245 + HST
Half day: one 2 hour session $350 + HST
Full day: two 2 hour sessions $515 + HST
Request a Booking

School Residency: A Muse of Fire or Theatre Clowns

New Program Residency English

School Residency: A Muse of Fire or Theatre Clowns

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
maximum: 60 students over the 5 days
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In Person only
Five full days: two 2 hour sessions per day $2325 + HST
Includes Performance By Students

As every project is different, a meeting with the artist is required to determine the parameters of the project, the number of participants and the number of days required to complete the project.

Other programs available:
Drama Weavers: For children on the Autism Spectrum and with specialized learning needs.
The Perfect Show
Visit MASC website
Request a Booking

School Residency: Sing & Dance a Story! Musical Theatre Workshop

New Program Residency Workshop English

1 Artist Explore another form of story through dance and song: students will learn a group song and dance number to perform at the end of the day.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In Person only
Full day: two 2 hour sessions $515 + HST

As every project is different, a meeting with the artist is required to determine the parameters of the project, the number of participants and the number of days required to complete the project.

Other programs available:
Drama Weavers: For children on the Autism Spectrum and with specialized learning needs.
The Perfect Show
Visit MASC website
Request a Booking

School Residency: That’s Entertainment

New Program Residency English

Students will create their own mini-musical using group numbers from some of our favorite musicals, culminating with a final presentation.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
15
Discipline:
Drama
Time and Price:
In Person only
Five Full Day Residency: two 2 hour sessions per day $2325 + HST

As every project is different, a meeting with the artist is required to determine the parameters of the project, the number of participants and the number of days required to complete the project.

Other programs available:
Drama Weavers: For children on the Autism Spectrum and with specialized learning needs.
The Perfect Show
Visit MASC website
Request a Booking