Theatre and Culture for Early Years       May 11 – 21, 2018        Donate Now Through!

2018 Festival Events

Saturday, May 12, 17h | Alumnae Theatre
Family Fun Night! Baking Time and Sing-Along Tim & The Pacifiers

A special early evening event performance of Presentation House & Oily Cart Theatre’s Baking Time with a post-show concert from Sing-Along Tim and the Pacifiers, Toronto’s East-End’s family favourite. Enjoy a family pizza party after the show and be home before the sun goes down.

16h30 Doors
17h00 Baking Time Performance
17h30 Pizza
18h00 Concert by Sing Along Tim & The Pacifiers

Tickets: $20
Save 15% when you purchase a Family 4-pack


Thursday, May 17, 19h | Alumnae Theatre

Millan & Faye Present: The Opera! From Twinkle to Stardom

In ‘From Twinkle to Stardom”, Music Comedy Duo Millan & Faye bring the humour, beauty, and musical wonder of opera to children and families! Join as the orchestra, the chorus, or step up as the hero or diva. Dust off your tiaras, tuxes, princess gowns, and feather boas and come in your opera finest!

Photo Credit: Lara Hintelman


A special presentation made possible by partnership with the Canadian Opera Company. 



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charter of childrens rights

Exhibition | Charter of Children’s Rights to Arts and Culture
The Theatre Centre Upper Gallery
May 15 -21

An exhibition of the Charter of Children’s Rights to Arts and Culture from La Baracca-Testoni Ragazzi (Bologna) ​celebrates the 18 principles of the charter in 27 languages and beautiful illustrations by Italian artists. More information on the project can be found here.

The idea of “children as citizens” is the foundation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, and of the European Charter of Children’s Rights, which states the we remain “children” until we turn 18. Citizens who, since the beginning of their lives, have the right to experience and enjoy the physical and mental spaces that art and culture can offer, sharing with adults a condition of closeness and belonging.

​Sponsored by Art Strollers

May 19 -21, 9h30 -14h30 | The Theatre Centre
Biinoojiinyag Gitgaanmiwaa – Children’s Garden

We’ve invited Indigenous artist Leslie Kachena McCue, from Curve Lake First Nation, to conceive and curate a host of Indigenous arts and learning-focused programming for children and their families. Stop by to be invigorated by interactive audience segments with special guests, singing, dancing, and a small production based on the strawberry, Aanishinaabek peoples sweetest teaching.

Monday, May 21, 9h30 -13h30 | The Theatre Centre & Lisgar Park
WeeFestival Family Day

This annual Wee Festival celebration will be our closing day of this year’s festivities with concerts, a dance party with music from around the world, arts activities for little hands, yummy food and more! More information here!

FREE WORKSHOP: Crafting Magical Creature Self Portraits- The Theatre Centre

​Sunday May 20 1​2:15 -1:30 The Theatre Centre Upper Gallery

Inspired by Magnet Theatre’s performance called Knock!, Fidoodle’s Jen Bulthuis and photographer, Melanie Gordon help kids explore mask and creature costume making from natural materials like wood, feather, and shells.  Each child then chooses one of many backgrounds for a special portrait of themselves as the creature that they have built.

Registration required. First come, first serve basis. Email to register.

Jen Bulthuis-

Melanie Gordon-