Great Big Theatre Company
Young People's Theatre for Toronto, the GTA and Southwestern Ontario
Theatre / Acting / Drama / Musical Theatre for kids & teens ages 6 to 14 in Toronto, the GTA and southwest Ontario!
GBTC offers acting, drama and theatre arts programs for young people throughout the year.
Through the Fall, Winter and Spring, we provide a program of classes augmented by an option to participate in professional-quality productions.
All our programs include plays, mime, improvisation, theatre games, musical theatre, work with simple sets and costumes, and a concluding public performance. In selected programs we also offer specializations such as storytelling, mask-making, rap, comedy, stage combat and video.
Our full-day summer camp programs, offered during July and August, also include outdoor activities, games and sports. In addition, we offer an intensive one-week Senior level program during the summer, for ages 14 to 17.
GBTC's enthusiastic, caring staff create a warm, supportive environment where students will feel at home, and be ready to explore and discover.
Our ongoing program of classes provide an excellent, graduated approach to developing skills and confidence in our young actors and performers.
Our youngest students (ages 6 to 8) work with voice, movement, simple songs and choreography, traditional stories, legends and folktales, and costume elements, to develop basic drama and self-presentation skills.
Intermediate-level students (ages 9 to 13) will continue their development through scripted and unscripted work, playwriting, improv, blocking, the elements of stage presentation, character development, and the basics of musical theare.
Through our Performance Option, students at all ages are provided with opportunities to enhance their skills through participation in a full-length production with full costumes and sets.
We are looking forward to bringing the GBTC 'TIES' PROGRAM to your school. Through these workshops, we aim to develop a joy in and appreciation of drama: to inspire, excite and empower your students, leading them to use the basic skills they will have acquired in producing and performing their own plays. The students will be introduced to theatre games and exercises, stage direction, tableaux, blocking, building dramatic scenes, role-playing, storytelling, narrative and more!
GBTC has offered programs in schools across Ontario for many years; our programs are developed in adherence to the most recent guidelines of the Ontario Arts / Drama / Dance curriculum