Theatre Goes to School
Island Savings and Chemainus Theatre Festival are thrilled to continue to offer free drama workshops to schools on Vancouver Island! Due to the overwhelming popularity of The Island Savings Discover Theatre Workshops, funded through Island Savings’ GIFT program, the partnership between Chemainus Theatre Festival and Island Savings has been extended for another year.
The Island Savings Discover Theatre Workshops are one hour introductory drama workshops. These workshops focus on building self-esteem and self-expression through creative play and the collaborative process. In addition the students learn valuable interpersonal skills.
“It’s amazing to watch the students flourish under this kind of teaching. I have seen quiet, shy children transform into gregarious performers cheered by their classmates and the flicker in a disinterested students’ eye when their imagination is finally ignited. It is truly magical to watch and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of such an incredible program.” says Andrea Cross, Education Coordinator for Chemainus Theatre Festival.
Island Savings has pledged $10,000 each year since the program’s conception allowing Chemainus Theatre Festival to take drama to the schools with no charge for materials, supplies or professional fees, a very welcome gift to schools struggling for arts funding.
This partnership has been running strong since 2011 with approximately 230 workshops taught to over 5,500 students on Vancouver Island. Here’s to another great year!
Bring a Workshop to Your School
Workshops are offered to Grade 4 classes (split classes welcome) January to June
Workshops are offered to Grade 10 classes (multi-grade classes permitted September to December)
If you are interested in a workshop for your school or would like more information please contact Andrea Cross, Education Coordinator
Interested in how you can support Education Programs at the Chemainus Theatre Festival? Please contact:
or 250.246.9800 ext. 726