Programs

  • Creating a Theatrical Time Capsule

    virtual workshop with Kristina Watt

      Grade 4–10

    Offered in English only In this interactive workshop, students will apply a blend of imagination and current life experience to write and perform one collective story: the story of youth, living now. Curriculum … read more

  • Hip Hop Theatre: Unlocking your creative mind through beats...

    virtual workshop with Omari Newton

      Grade 5 to adult Ages 10+

    Artist and educator Omari Newton will teach students how to find their authentic voice and tell stories through an exploration of Hip Hop theatre. Combining elements of spoken word poetry, contemporary theatre, and … read more

  • Introduction to Acting and Performance

    virtual workshop with Kate Smith

      Grades 7–12 Ages 12+

    Offered in English only This workshop introduces participants to the most important tools an actor has at their disposal: their voice, their body – and their creativity. Learn the basics of how to make simple … read more

  • Presentation Workshop: Auditioning, Public Speaking and...

    virtual workshop with Kate Smith

      Grade 9-12 Ages 13+

    Offered in English only Do you have an audition coming up? A public speaking engagement? A job interview? Want to learn the skills needed to hold their attention? Stand out by learning the tricks of the trade from a … read more

  • Scene Workshop

    virtual workshop with Kate Smith

      Grade 9-12 Ages 13+

    Offered in English only In this workshop, participants will be cast in scenes from plays and learn the steps necessary to break them down. Participants will gain an understanding of Beats, Relationships, Objectives, … read more

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.

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