Family shows—across the city

Tottie, from The Dolls' House

Buy online, reserve online, or pay at the door. Or, buy an online gift certificate. A great idea for grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family friends.

The Wind in the Willows

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.

Friday, April 27—Nepean Creative Arts Centre

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Whiskey Jack

A pot pourri of Canadian stories and songs, named after Canada's unofficial national bird, the grey jay, or Wìsakedjàk in Algonquin.

Sunday, April 29—Shenkman Arts Centre

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Owl at Home

Whether he's inviting Winter to sit by the fire or finding strange bumps in his bedroom, Owl is a hoot!

From Arnold Lobel’s book.

Sunday, March 18—Shenkman Arts Centre

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Zoom at Sea

The mysterious and thrilling adventures of Maria and a young cat called Zoom, who follow clues across the globe to find Zoom’s seafaring uncle, Captain Roy. From the Zoom books by Tim Wynne-Jones.

  • Friday, October 6—Nepean Creative Arts Centre
  • Saturday, Oct. 7—The School of Dance
  • Sunday, Oct. 8—Shenkman

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The Dolls' House

A loving family of toys are thrilled to finally get a house of their own, until they meet Marchpane, a nasty doll who always gets her own way. With live music, a gorgeous, detailed dollhouse, and a video camera that brings the audience in for close-ups. From Rumer Godden's story.

We're joined by a different school choir for each performance!

  • Nov. 21 to 28—Centrepointe Theatre
  • Dec. 5 to 10—Shenkman

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A Promise is a Promise

When Allashua ignores her parents’ warning not to fish in the Arctic sea ice, she meets terrifying (and hilarious) Qallupilluit monsters. Will she find a way to keep her promise? From the book by Robert Munsch and Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak.

  • Friday, January 26—Nepean Creative Arts Centre
  • Saturday, Jan. 27—The School of Dance
  • Sunday, Jan. 28—Shenkman

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The Shenkman Arts Centre

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.

Nepean Creative Arts Centre

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.

The School of Dance

The School of Dance is located at 200 Crichton Street, the former Crichton Street School. The heritage-designated building is located on the edge of a safe, residential area of central Ottawa. Street parking is available. It is served by bus #9. Visit the School's page here.

Centrepointe Theatre

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.