Over forty shows for families
After many requests for more shows in the west end, Rag & Bone has added performances at The Nepean Creative Arts Centre, beginning with The Last Polar Bears on October 7th at 1:30. This touching and hilarious performance about a grandfather’s unlikely trip to the Arctic with his opinionated dog, Roo, will be repeated at the Shenkman Arts Centre on October 9th at 1:30 and 3:30.
This holiday version of the classic tale includes the often omitted chapter about Mole's Christmas. School choirs will join the company on stage for special performances on November 15 to 21 at Centrepointe, and December 6 to 11 at Shenkman.
The Flying Canoe, based on songs and stories from early French Canada, will kick off our Canada 150 celebrations on January 29 at Shenkman and January 30 at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre. And for younger audiences, including school groups, daycare centers and homeschoolers, Felicity Falls, a charming show about pioneer animal families, will be at GCTC from February 22 to 25.
Based on the book by Rumer Godden, this unforgettable story of alarming goings on in a dolls’ house after a new doll arrives will be brought to life with dolls, puppets, live music, and videos at The Irving Greenberg Centre (home of GCTC) March 15 to 18 and at the SAC on May 21.
We're very excited about upcoming collaborations in the spring with Tara Luz Dance and The School of Dance.
Tickets are available online or at the door. Online payment is processed by Stripe—we never see your credit card data. You may also reserve tickets and pay at the door.
We offer gift certificates that can be used for all our shows. They're a great idea for grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family friends.
A grandfather’s unlikely expedition to the North Pole with his luggage in a golf trolley and his opinionated dog, Roo. Includes video footage of gorgeous Arctic landscapes, northern lights and adorable real animals. From Harry Horse's book.
Shy Mole, kind Rat, and boisterous Toad (who drives too fast!) stand up to bullies, rescue a baby otter, and learn to hear the wind whisper in the willows, all along the river. From the book by Kenneth Grahame.
This show celebrates the rich tradition of early French Canadian stories, songs, myths, and legends through the exciting lives of Tante Rose, Jean-March and René. In English with a few French words.
In an animal village, one little rabbit can’t sleep, another one loses a teddy bear, and others see a hot air balloon that changes everything. Gentle funny stories about families, told with stuffed animal toy puppets.
Tottie is a loving little wooden doll who lives with her family in a shoebox, but they long for a proper home. To their delight, their wish comes true when they get a Victorian dolls’ house. But there's a new doll too: Marchpane. She's a beautiful doll, and she always gets her own way . . . from Rumer Godden's story
Whether he's inviting Winter to sit by the fire or finding strange bumps in his bedroom, Owl is a hoot! Five irresistible stories from Arnold Lobel’s award winning book, Owl at Home.
The Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, is 15 minutes from downtown, and a 5-minute walk from OC Transpo’s 95 Orléans stop at Place d’Orléans. Parking is free. Visit the Shenkman's site here.
Centrepointe Theatre is located at 101 Centrepointe Drive in Ottawa’s west-end. It is a 10-minute drive from downtown and just a few minutes walk from the Baseline transit station. Parking is free. Visit their site here.
Irving Greenberg Theatre is the home of GCTC. It's located at 1233 Wellington St. West, at the corner of Holland Ave. That's the Wellington West & Holland stop for the #2, #16, #86 & #176 bus routes; 2 blocks north of the Tunney's Pasture transit way stop. Visit the GCTC site page here.
The Nepean Creative Arts Centre is located at 35 Stafford Road, in Bells Corners. It's a 15 minute drive from downtown. It's served by bus #118. Parking is free. Visit the Centre's page here.