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 update
Return the completed copy to Education Director Ralph McIntosh at [email protected].
More details will be provided to the coordinating teacher.
For more information about weekday matinees or other educational programs, contact our Education Director at [email protected] or call 705 674 8381 x6.
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.
16 SEP – 9 OCT 2022
INTO THE WOODS
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LEPINE
Directed by MITCHELL CUSHMAN
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
Weekday Matinees at 10.30am
Wednesday 30 NOV
Thursday 1 DEC
Wednesday 7 DEC
Thursday 8 DEC
Wednesday 14 DEC
NOTE: All five weekday matinees are SOLD OUT. We are unable to accept any further requests or add any additional matinee dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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.
15-18 FEB 2023
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT: IN CONCERT
Lyrics by TIM RICE
Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
ONE Weekday Matinee: Thursday 16 FEB at 10:30am
LOCATION: Glad Tidings Church, 1101 Regent Street
Based on the Bible’s book of Genesis and originating from a cantata written for a school choir, Joseph is a much-loved family classic.
Written in 1968 and featuring lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joseph features iconic pop and musical theatre classics known around the world such as Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and Go Go Joseph.
Joseph has been performed in 86 countries and has starred many famous faces around the globe, including Jason Donovan, Donny Osmond, Phillip Schofield, David Cassidy and more.