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Youth Programs

We are pleased to support aspiring artists and young theatre-lovers through a variety of initiatives, which make theatre more accessible to youth and offer them opportunities to gain experience onstage and off.


Youth Musical Theatre Program

Our Youth Musical Theatre Program and Pre-Professional Production Program are designed to cultivate creativity, ignite imagination, and boost confidence while providing aspiring young performers with opportunities to learn from professional theatre artists, enhance their musical theatre skills and HAVE FUN alongside others who share the same dreams. These programs are cancelled during the summer of 2020 due to concerns regarding coronavirus. Please click here to read our full statement.


One-Day Workshop For Youth

Our NEW One Day Workshop For Youth is a one-day musical theatre intensive that offers 30 lucky students the opportunity to learn from professional artists. The day consists of workshops in the morning, followed by lunch, improv, theatre games, a behind-the-scenes theatre tour as well as music and choreography rehearsals for a production number. No One-Day Workshops are available at this time due to concerns regarding coronavirus. Please click here to read our full statement.


March Break Broadway Boot Camps

Our March Break Broadway Boot Camps are week-long training programs that offer 60 students the opportunity to work with industry artists while learning five different production numbers. Performers will receive practical insight into how big musical numbers are rehearsed and performed while they work with Associate Artistic Director David Connolly and professional artists to produce a showcase that will be presented on the final day of the program.  This program is cancelled due to concerns regarding coronavirus. Please click here to read our full statement.


The Youth Education Program Production of Disney's Frozen JR.

As a part of our Youth Musical Theatre Program, prepare for chills as Disney's international movie sensation blasts onto the stage in a one-hour junior adaptation of the famous frosty hit, starring aspiring young performers from our summer Pre-Professional Production Program. This program is cancelled due to concerns regarding coronavirus. Please click here to read our full statement.


The Youth Education Program Production of Disney's High School Musical

Disney's smash-hit movie musical comes to life on stage in Drayton Entertainment's Inaugural High School Musical starring real high school students from Waterloo Region. Performers will rehearse and perform in a fully-staged production, on stage at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. This program is cancelled due to concerns regarding coronavirus. Please click here to read our full statement.


Youth Usher Program

We are pleased to offer friendly, out-going, and reliable youth ages 12 to 15 the opportunity to learn the responsibilities of having a job and be part of a team while gaining valuable work experience as youth ushers at our various theatres. Learn More


Student Matinee Program

Our Student Matinee Program offers educators the opportunity to introduce their students to the magic of live theatre at a fraction of the standard price. Select performances are made available exclusively to school groups at a reduced rate for productions that are suitable for young audiences. Learn More


Help us support youth in the arts!

Click the "Donate" button below to make a donation in support of our Youth Programs.

To find out more information about how you can support our Youth Programs, please contact:

Jonathan Randall
Director of Development
Phone: (519) 621-5511 ext.233
Email Jonathan

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