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Great Big Theatre Company

  • Program Address:

    Various Locations
    Various Locations, Ontario - L9H 6G1, Canada

    Phone: 905-628-9747
    Toll Free:
    Toll Free: 866-864-4282
  • Winter Address:

    4 Thistle Lane
    Dundas, ON - L9H 6G1, Canada

Directors: Lily Small

Camps near you! GBTC offers weekly programs throughout July and August and also during March Break. The program includes plays, mime, improvisation, theatre games, musical theatre, work with simple sets and costumes, and an end-of-week public performance. Also included are outdoor activities, swimming (at selected locations), games and sports. GBTC emphasizes basic skills, appropriate to each individual age level, in areas such as voice, movement, working with scripts, clear speech, expressing emotions, and developing character; we also work to encourage participation and develop confidence. We offer a low ratio (between 7:1 and 8:1) of campers to staff, so that each camper gets sufficient individualized attention. In addition, each age group prepares its own segment of the end-of-week performance, so that everyone participates equally, as much as possible. The camp is a great way to meet new friends, learn new skills, and try out new tricks ! GBTC's theatre camps are designed to spark the interest of young people who want to act out interesting character roles, and more! They'll act, sing, dance and participate in stagecraft and theatre games. There's something for everyone, and enough variety to keep campers interested, attentive and involved for the full day. Imaginations will soar to meet each new creative challenge.

The Friday end-of-week shows are exciting and intense, focusing all of the campers' acquired skills and dynamic energy to be shared with family and friends, in a fun setting that highlights each camper's talents and abilities. The confidence gained is something the kids retain long after the last day of camp. GBTC's enthusiastic, caring staff create a warm, supportive environment where campers will feel at home, and be ready to explore and discover. At the end of the day, each and every camper leaves with the joy of participation, and a sense of belonging and accomplishment. Great Big Theatre Company is a non-profit and registered charity; our focus is children's theatre. We offer camps, classes, mainstage and travelling productions, afterschool programs and in-school workshops. Our goal, is to provide a summer camp program that is rewarding, enriching and challenging; that is focused on encouraging participation, and that helps kids develop and try out new skills and capabilites. The program is aimed at growth in self-confidence and self-esteem. It teaches kids to work creatively, individually as well as in groups. At the same time, it provides a place and environment where kids can have fun.

All kids can benefit from drama / acting experience, whether intending to eventually pursue a professional career in acting or simply for the joy of it. The benefits for kids include: increased self-confidence; imagination; empathy; enhanced capacities for cooperation / collaboration; better concentration and "focus"; better communication skills; problem-solving skills: emotional outlet; relaxation; self-discipline;trust; physical fitness; memory; social awareness; aesthetic appreciation; and of course, fun. Besides the preparations for the performance, there is a lot more happening, including: Games: most of them theatre-focused, often involving mime and / or improvisation, which develop in the kids skills in such areas as cooperation, movement and creative imagination. Stagecraft: props, sets, backdrops and costume items are worked on by the kids themselves, individually and in groups. Outdoor activities: non-competitive games and sports contribute toward getting creative energies flowing as well as developing social cohesion and cooperative skills. Choral pieces, "raps", musical numbers, video, choreography, voice, role-playing, storytelling and forms of imaginative play are all part of the creative mix. While the kids learn to work with scripted materials and stories, they also have opportunities to develop and contribute their own creative content.

  • Camp size:
    25/camp 2300 total
  • Directors:
    Lily Small
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  • Nearest city:
    Various Cities


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