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ActOUT! The Kitchener-Waterloo Children's Drama Workshop

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Educators do you need new ways to inspire students? Are you looking to find ways to teach with some cross-curricular integrations? Need a break from the everyday routine?

ActOUT! is your solution!  

Join us for an experience you and your students won’t soon forget!  

Bring us to your classroom for personalized workshops in drama or dance.

Or if you are coming to see us at the theatre we can come to you before the show to share some choreography, songs and characterizations.

What is actOUT!?

ActOUT! is a GREAT opportunity for the shiest children and youth right through to the drama kings/queen’s of the Waterloo region.

Believe |  Belong |  Become

We are a nurturing team that helps participants BELIEVE in themselves and provide a space for students to BELONG while exploring their curiosity of the theatrical arts. Our professional team brings kids out of their shells, finds positive use for the abundant energy of youth and guides children to BECOME individuals.

With a healthy dose of self esteem we provide lifelong skills in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment.

ActOUT! is where children and youth TAKE THE LEAD! 

Through classes, workshops, performanaces, full scale productions and our March Break and Summer Camps we’ve got things covered for the theatrical arts! 

What does actOUT! offer today’s educators?  

ActOUT! produces 3-4 productions per year incorporating children and youth from 5-17 years of age. These productions are professionally done, high-quality, exciting and affordable opportunities to expose students to live theatre and the arts.

Our shows:

  • Are typically 1.5-2 hours in length
  • Are produced in accessible theatres
  • Are performed solely by children and youth at impressive standards
  • Are fully costumed and produced with sets, props, lights and sound for the full live theatre experience professionally executed!
  • Provide a Curriculum Connections package to teachers to help explore and relate topics connected to the performance. If the subject is Science, Math, Music, Art, Social Studies or language we have the connection!

Affordable reduced rate tickets for schools and homeschooling groups – TEACHERS attend FREE! – presented in Waterloo Regional theatres each December, late February and May!

ActOUT! also offers a free post-show talk back and  Q&A session with our actors, directors and desingers. A behind the scenes look at our team for your school audience team.  

This is a perfect opportunity for student audiences to:

  • Provide comment and questions
  • Discover how we did tricks in the show
  • Learn how the actors studied their lines/accents/history around a character
  • Be inspired to explore the arts themselves.
  • And pull the curtian back behind the scenes to learn all about theatrical performance

It is also a great opportunity for our actors & audiences to progress in their public speaking skills by having to think on the spot and provide clear questions/responses.

We charge schools $5 per student and volunteer ticket to keep it affordable, but to also offer schools room to add some quick fundraising. If schools wish to raise the ticket price a bit, actOUT! will only invoice you for the $5.00! BOOK TODAY! 

Contact our Booking Manager Kim Hryniuk at or

**For a nominal fee team members at actOUT! may also be available to bring Drama & Dance Workshops either connected to a show you are seeing or in general to your classroom! We are also expanding into creating workshops for teachers who need some ideas, are terrified teaching dance or drama – we want to help! 

Please contact Todd Vercoe – Artistic Director for availability and more information

Our upcoming shows include:

  • Peter Pan, by James Mathew Barrie. (May 17th-20th, 2017 at the Registry Theatre, Kitchener Ontario)
  • Disney’s Beauty and The Beast Jr., book by Linda Woolverton, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. (June 7th-10th, 2017 at the Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge Ontario)
  • Alice in Wonderland, adapted by Joy Soltys based on the novel by Lewis Carroll, music by Frank Garofalo.  (June 7th-10th, 2017 at the Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge Ontario) Serving as an opening show for Beauty and the Beast Jr.
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262 King St. N., Waterloo, Ontario, N2 J 2Y9, Canada
Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge
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"Fabulous performances. My daughter was on the edge of her seat all night long. What a great group of talent all around. We will check out other shows for sure." - Bobbi

"I think it has been one of the girl's most wonderful experiences in life! And I am just as excited as they are!  -Catherine

"Through disciple, organization, practice and plain old fun, we have seen our daughter's confidence and self esteem grow from a fear of singing and performing in front of close family and friends to blasting out songs and demonstrating choreography routines in front of everyone! She has made new friends, learned about teamwork and the importance of everyone working together and gained knowledge about the 'theatre world.'   As a parent I have been thoroughly impressed with the organization of the whole production." - Dianna D.

"I just want to thank you for the wonderful job that have done with Isabella, as her teacher you create an opportunity for her to feel part of the art community. All the support that you have gave to her no matter her skill and ability level is priceless. Your teaching will have along lasting impact on her. You are an inspiration for her. I thank you again for all the wonderful work you have done and wish you all the best for your future." - Ortiz Family

"I loved the production. Clearly, the students are really enjoying the experience and you can just feel the energy in the group." - Dianne