school matinees

Civic Theatres Toronto is proud to offer School Matinees! These performances are designed specifically for schools and are intended to support the Ontario Curriculum through engaging live performances and complementary Study Guides. All School Matinees are approximately 1 hour in length and take place in the Greenwin Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts during the school day. We look forward to welcoming you and your students to Civic Theatres Toronto!

Cost: $10 per person (student, teacher, or chaperone), HST included.

Teacher Resources: The Teacher Study Guide will be available online in April.

Please email education [at] or call 416-366-1656 ext. 8242 for more information.
Download our School Matinee Information Package to help plan your visit. 



 MAY 11 - 10:30AM

Michael Kusugak, author & storyteller
Lisa Odjig, hoop dancer
Ian Akiwenzie, drummer

Join us for a magical morning of storytelling and dance! Listen and learn as award-winning children’s author and acclaimed Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak shares how his celebrated book A Promise is a Promise, co-authored with Robert Munsch, came to be. A Promise is A Promise is celebrating its 30th birthday this year! Students will also experience the magic of storytelling through dance with two-time World Champion Hoop dancer Lisa Odjig. Joined by drummer Ian Akiwenzie, watch and listen as Lisa performs the North American Native Hoop dance, a storytelling and celebration dance where she spins and twirls through 17 hoops!

For Grade: K-2  |  Curriculum Connections: Dance, Music, Language



MAY 11 - 1:00PM

RupLoops, artist

RupLoops is an interactive, live looping show, using vocal percussion, rhythmic rhymes and an arsenal of eclectic instruments. Rup utilizes his diverse skills as a musician to create a pulsating, entertaining and engaging musical experience. His new show, The Human Radio, will take you on a journey of sound exploring anatomy, geography and culture with a mix of hip-hop, blues and bhangra. Let’s investigate the brilliant design of our auditory and aural systems that allow us to create and listen to music. Through body percussion and beatboxing, Rup demonstrates and teaches how the human form is indeed a musical instrument!

For Grade: 2-6  |  Curriculum Connections: Music, Social Studies