For schools & educators

We believe theatre is a powerful tool. It dramatizes and contextualizes the world. It invites us to walk in someone else’s shoes and see the world through their eyes.

As such, we are committed to bringing high-quality, professional theatre to the most important people in our community: young people.

We do this in three ways: our Academy programming, our school performances, and our Theatre for Young Audiences productions.

Dufflebag Theatre's school performance at Theatre Orangeville
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Dufflebag Theatre's school performance.

School performances

Bring your classroom—or your school!—to see one of our outstanding shows and introduce your students to the magic of live theatre.

Performing arts play a valuable role in helping students achieve their potential
— Ontario Elementary Curriculum

One complimentary adult ticket will be provided for each booking of 10 students. Payment is due in full 30 days prior to the show date.

Coming soon to the Theatre Orangeville stage:

DuffleBag Theatre returns in 2024 - stay tuned for updates!

Izzi Nagel in It's Only A Shadow at Theatre Orangeville
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Izzi Nagel in It's Only A Shadow (2022).
Photo by Sharyn Ayliffe.

Theatre for Young Audiences

We bring a fantastic, professional show right to your school.

From climate change to bullying (and beyond!), our Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) shows use live performance to explore socially-based issues.

Performing arts education is essential in the development of students' social, intellectual, physical and emotional growth.
— Ontario Elementary Curriculum

Every show draws upon the Ontario curriculum—plus: we hire educators to create study packages so that you and your classroom can get the most out of the experience.

Snapshots 📸

A couple o’ photos from our fantastic TYA shows over the years.

Izzi Nagel in It's Only A Shadow at Theatre OrangevilleJohn Daniel and Daniel Reale in Max the Magnificent at Theatre OrangevilleAaron Macpherson and Dakota Duguid in Tree Boy at Theatre OrangevilleClaire Boudreau and Daniel Reale in Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures at Theatre OrangevilleCast of Night Light performing in a school gymnasium as part of Theatre Orangeville's Theatre for Young Audiences tour