Family shows—across the city


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 and learn to hear the wind whisper in the willows, all along the river.

From the book by Kenneth Grahame.

  • Friday, October 11—Nepean Creative Arts Centre
  • Saturday, October 19—The School of Dance
  • Sunday, October 20—Shenkman Arts Centre
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    The Flying Canoe—with school choirs

    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 a soupçon some French.

    • November 19 to 26—Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe
    • December 4 to 8—Shenkman Arts Centre

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    The Last Polar Bears

    Roo and Penguin

    A grandfather’s unlikely expedition to the North Pole with his opinionated dog, Roo. Includes video footage of gorgeous Arctic landscapes, northern lights and adorable real animals.

    From Harry Horse's book.

  • Friday, January 24—Nepean Creative Arts Centre
  • Saturday, January 25—The School of Dance
  • Sunday, January 26—Shenkman Arts Centre
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    Top Hats, Tunes & Tales

    Mr Rat wiht a hat

    A collection of our favourite stories and songs.

    • at Shenkman Arts Centre, The School of Dance and Nepean Creative Arts Centre over the March break

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    The Tempest


    A child-friendly version of Shakespeare’s magical masterpiece. Shipwrecked sailors discover an enchanted island, a wizard, his daughter, fairies and a monster.

    "We are such stuff as dreams are made on."

    • Friday, June 5—Nepean Creative Arts Centre
    • Saturday, June 6—The School of Dance
    • Sunday, June 7—Shenkman Arts Centre

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    In additon to our regular season, we're teaming up with Tara Luz Danse for a special presentation as part of Shenkman Arts Centre's season of shows. Tickets through Shenkman Arts Centre, rather than our boxoffice. For tickets go here.

    Tara Luz Danse and Rag & Bone bring you into a playful world of imagination with dance, puppetry, storytelling and music. Everyday objects become a source of endless inspiration and fun for all!

    • Sunday, April 25, at 1:30—Shenkman Arts Centre



    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.