Family shows—across the city

Climb aboard! Zoom at Sea

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.

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.

  • Friday, October 5—Nepean Creative Arts Centre
  • Saturday, October 6—The School of Dance
  • Sunday, October 7—Shenkman Arts Centre
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    Zoom at Sea—with school choirs

    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.

    • November 20 to 26—Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe
    • December 3 to 9—Shenkman Arts Centre

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    The Nightingale

    The Emperor and The NIghtingale

    In ancient China, a little bird teaches the great Emperor the value of simple things and friendship.

    Gorgeous puppets, haunting music and unforgettable characters (like the Chief Counselor who only says "P!").

  • Friday, January 25—Nepean Creative Arts Centre
  • Saturday, January 26—The School of Dance
  • Sunday, January 27—Shenkman Arts Centre
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    The Cow Show

    The Cow in her hood

    A moosical history of the world from the point of view of the cow, from creation to the 24th century. Life, nature, Canada, the planet, and cows.

    • Wednesday, March 13—Shenkman Arts Centre
    • Thursday, March 14—The School of Dance
    • Friday, March 15—Nepean Creative Arts Centre

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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.

    • Friday, April 26—Nepean Creative Arts Centre
    • Saturday, April 27—The School of Dance
    • Sunday, April 28 – Shenkman Arts Centre

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    Shenkman Arts Centre

    Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, is 15 minutes from downtown, and a 5-minute walk from OC Transpo’s 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. Parking is free. Visit the Centre's page here.

    The School of Dance

    The School of Dance is located at 200 Crichton Street, in a beautiful, heritage-designated building in New Edinburgh. Street parking is available. Visit The School's page here.

    Meridian Theatres @  Centrepointe

    The Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe are located at 101 Centrepointe Drive in Ottawa’s west-end. A 10-minute drive from downtown and just a few minutes walk from the Baseline transit station. Parking is free. Visit their site here.