"Music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment."
-William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education

Accessible Theatre​ Performances

Offerings

We write, workshop, rehearse and tour performances for children, older adults, and everyone in between! These performances enable those with limited mobility to partake in quality arts performances and experiences by bringing theatre to where they are, as well as presenting content that is inclusive and accessible for everyone. Workshops related to performance content are available upon request. Pre-show workshops preparing audiences for show content, post-show workshops debrief afterwards. Workshops will greatly enhance engagement in show themes and topics and spur meaningful conversation as well as present the opportunity to partake in theatre exercises or games.

  • For schools, retirement homes, long-term care homes, community centres, public community performances.

  • 45 minute plays with music.

  • Features two-four local professional actors.

  • One or two technicians/facilitators.

  • Performances require a parking space (40-foot bus) provided by the facility for our Old School Bus.

  • Indoor performances require space for a set (dimensions: 10x10 feet), working power outlets, seating for residents and a small dressing room for performers to use 30 minutes before the show and 15 minutes after.

  • Accompanied in schools with a talk back session and the option for a pre or post-show workshop delivered by an Old School artist-educator addressing subject matter from the play. Additional $50

  • Accompanied in homes by a meet and greet with performers and optional post-show workshop. Additional $50

  • $500 + tax per show with subsidy options available with proof of need.

  • Extra fee depending on the distance

  • Subscription packages are available including up to four shows a year, and supplementary arts workshop programming. 

In facility bookings available for Christmas 2020

All Ages Birthday Parties​

Old School birthdays are a novel, educational, inclusive and fun way to celebrate any family members special day! Parties include painting the outside of the bus with washable paints, an old school art project aboard the bus to take home with you, rockin’ old school tunes, a photo booth with silly props and a souvenir for the birthday person. This celebration is accessible to all ages and all generations of your family are encouraged to take part.

  • 1 hour

  • 10-15 participants (no age limit)

  • Out of St. John’s area available (Extra fee depending on distance)

  • $300.00 + tax ($10 per extra person)

Birthday party bookings available January 2021

Arts-Based Workshops

Old School facilitators have training and experience working with children and older adults, as well as specialized training in the disciplines of performing arts; dance, music and theatre. We are actively engaged in learning more about the ways these art forms can better the lives of all our workshop participants, and help find common ground among intergenerational participants. Workshops below are offered at any time. We are also happy to design a workshop catered to the interest of the groups you represent. Workshops Include:

  • Tell Me a Tale - Storytelling

  • Rock and Tok - Dance

  • Ageing and Empathy

  • Arts and Dementia 

  • $75 + tax per workshop session

In facility workshop bookings available November 2020.

Bus workshops available January 2021.

Corporate Conference Presentations

Old School facilitators have accrued a wealth of training, knowledge and experience related to intergenerational understanding, ageing, teaching, inclusivity and especially the arts and the benefits of the arts. We offer interactive presentations to support conference topics ranging from inclusivity in the workplace, bullying, ageism or learning styles among employees. If you are seeking a dynamic opportunity for engagement among educators, leaders, entrepreneurs, or employees we can cater our presentations and workshops to suit your interest and intention. These interactive presentations range from 30 minutes to 1 hour and are available by request only. $2000-$4000 depending on the length of the presentation.

Corporate bookings are now available. 

Please note requests must be put in two months prior to the conference date.

​Pen Pals Packages

After two years of running a successful Pen Pal Project with grade six students and older-adults. We are opening it up to the public.  

Retirement Residences Seasonal Birthday Celebrations

Old School birthday celebrations for residences are the perfect way to make anyone with a recent birthday feel celebrated, and to involve family members and other residents in the fun. We bring the party to you in our bus, and residents are invited to take part in painting the bus, and lawn games outside, as well as board games on board the inside of the bus. Beloved tunes are playing, a silly photo booth is available to make use of and we even a lot a special segment of the party to make room visits to those who are unable to make it outside. 

  • 1.5 hours

  • Parked outside residence 

  • Resident family members welcome

  • 10-15 minute dance along led by artist educator

  • Polaroid for birthday individuals

  • Out of St. John’s area available (Extra charge depending on distance)

  • $300 + tax