STEP OUT OF THE
CLASSROOM AND INTO
THE MAGICAL WORLD
OF THE STAGE
THIS SEASON AT STC!

Thousands of students attend productions at the Sudbury Theatre Centre each year, where they experience the best of professional theatre at Northern Ontario’s premiere performance facility.

We offer a variety of programming suitable for elementary and secondary school audiences that will excite and engage students and educators alike.

Each production presents opportunities for classroom discussion and lesson tie-ins, offering themes and content to match curriculum material and character education topics.

To register your class or school group for one of our productions, download the Weekday Matinee Request Form below.

2022-23 School Matinee Request Form

Return the completed copy to Education Director Ralph McIntosh at education@sudburytheare.com.

More details will be provided to the coordinating teacher.

For more information about weekday matinees or other educational programs, contact our Education Director at education@sudburytheatre.com or call 705 674 8381 x6.

2023 Offerings

Each production tells a story that will resonate with children and/or youth – some also feature student actors, or adults playing youthful characters that your students will easily identify with.

MAINSTAGE SERIES

16 SEP – 9 OCT 2022
INTO THE WOODS
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LEPINE
Directed by MITCHELL CUSHMAN

Grade 9+
Weekday Matinees: Wednesday 21 SEP and Thursday 29 SEP at 10am

A re-imagining of this iconic masterpiece as an urgent interrogation of the necessity of storytelling in the face of the Climate Emergency.

A world grappling with environmental collapse turns to classic children’s fairy tales as a way to make sense of its own story. Witness a world driven by the unexamined pursuit of self-interest, as individual wish fulfillment stifles any possibility of collective action. Ultimately, that bill comes due – as consequences of giant proportions tear “happily ever after” asunder. Those left standing must work together to fight for what it is that they want to pass on to the next generation.

25 NOV – 18 DEC 2022
ELF THE MUSICAL
Based on the 2003 film – adapted for the stage by BOB MARTIN and THOMAS MEEHAN
Music and Lyrics by MATTHEW SKLAR and CHAD BEGUELIN
Directed by ALESSANDRO COSTANTINI

Grade 4+
Weekday Matinees: Thursday 1 DEC and Wednesday 7 DEC at 10.30am

One of the most beloved holiday stories of the 21st century.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear. Not only will you walk away believing in Santa Claus, you’ll also have a renewed faith in the power of theatre.

Additional 2023 programming will be announced later this fall.

THE STUDENTS ON STAGE
PROGRAM 
ENGAGES STUDENTS
IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING
A THEATRICAL PRODUCTION
CULMINATING IN A SERIES OF
PERFORMANCES FOR PARENTS
AND THE COMMUNITY

Established in 2003, the program encourages participants to develop their performance abilities in acting, voice and movement, and contribute to the creation of props, sets, and costumes. Recent productions include Mining Rocks!, Cinderella, The Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan.

Participation in this program is open to students aged 10 and older. Entrance is by audition.

Auditions will be held at the STC on Monday 3 OCT – students must pre-register for an assigned time.

See our Students On Stage page for more details.

PERFORMANCES

23-28 MAY 2023
THE MAGIC PEBBLE

Grades 4-8
Weekday Matinees: Tuesday 23 MAY to Thursday 25 MAY at 9.45am and 12.15pm (2 shows per day)

More details about this production will be posted at a later date.

For more information about weekday matinees or other educational programs,
contact Ralph McIntosh, Education Director
education@sudburytheatre.com
705 674 8381 x6