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19/20 Education Series Overview

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is thrilled to present our line-up of exceptional performances for students from kindergarten to grade 12.

These performances have been specifically curated for young audiences to be more than traditional field trips. Instead, they are unique cultural excursions that nurture the development of creative students who, in turn, build creative communities.

All tickets are available for sale on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Take this time to plan your field trips for next year!

Tickets

Each ticket is $10 including tax and fees
No physical tickets will be distributed
Seating will be pre-assigned based on order date

Adult/Student Ratio Offer

JK to Grade 6: One Teacher/Adult is FREE for every 10 students
Grades 7 to 12: One Teacher/Adult is FREE for every 20 students
Each additional adult will be charged $10

How it works...

One

Browse the shows in our exciting 19/20 Education Series.

Two

Make note of your preferred performance(s) and date(s).

Three

Fill out our online reservation request form.

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Need to make an update to your reservation? Have your reservation # handy.

Next steps...

Once you’ve submitted the reservation request form, a BPAC staff member will process your reservation request within 5 business days.

Once your request has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your reservation, your deposit amount and due date, and your final payment amount and due date. (Please consider this your invoice, as separate invoices will not be sent).

If we are not able to accommodate your reservation request, we will gladly put you on a waitlist, and notify you if seats become available. We are also happy to recommend an alternative performance that your students might enjoy.

Billing and payment information is below.

Billing and Payment

Deposit (30% of total)

Your reservation confirmation includes your deposit amount (30% of your total) and due date (two weeks from your reservation date).  If your deposit has not been received by the due date, your tickets will be released.  Deposits are non-refundable, and are required to hold your seats.

Changes to your Order

If at any time you need to update your reservation numbers, just use our reservation update form.

Final Payment

Final payment is due no later than two weeks prior to the performance date. A reminder about your final payment due will be sent 4 weeks prior the performance date (2 weeks prior to final payment deadline). The Burlington Performing Arts Centre reserves the right to refuse entry to any group or individual who has not paid in full.

Payment by Credit Card

To pay with your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, call the Box Office at 905-681-6000. Please have access to your reservation number when calling.  The Box Office is open from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

Payment by Cheque

Make cheques payable to: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre

and mail to:

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre
Attn: Education
440 Locust Street,
Burlington, ON L7S 1T7

Please include your reservation number on the cheque. A $40 fee will be charged to the school for NSF cheques.

Refunds and Cancellation of an Event

There are no refunds on school bookings. Should a school need to cancel due to issues outside of their control (i.e.: weather), the consideration of a refund will be made on a case by case basis at BPAC’s discretion. If a performance is cancelled by BPAC, arrangements will be made to refund the school as soon as possible.

Helpful Information & FAQs

Can my student with special needs attend a performance?

The entire facility is wheelchair accessible. Inside the Main Theatre are designated seats for those with special needs as well as access to hearing assisted devices. Indicate at time of booking if any students have special needs that may affect seating accessibility (ie: wheelchair access, behaviour issues, EA/attendant ratio 1:1).

How long are the performances?

All shows are approximately 50-60 minutes in running length, with a short Q & A session (unless otherwise notified).

When do the performances start?

All morning shows start at 10:00 am. All afternoon shows start at 12:30 pm (unless otherwise notified).

Is there a coat check for student performances?

There is no coat check for student performances. Students should keep their belongings with them at all times and should store coats and personal items below their seats.

Do you accept late comers?

If your school is late for curtain time, latecomers will be seated at an appropriate break in the performance.

Student Etiquette:

(from the Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company, New South Wales, Australia)

Actors give you a dedicated performance every time and your best behaviour is the greatest way to show your respect and appreciation! To make sure everyone in the audience and on the stage has a good time, we ask you to ensure that your students:

  • Laugh but don’t chat
  • Listen and don’t text, tweet or call (turn off all mobile devices)
  • Be on the edge of their seat but not in anyone else’s (or the aisle)
  • Take home a great experience but don’t take photographs
  • Write notes later or they might miss something special
  • Bring a hunger for knowledge but don’t bring food or drink into the theatre

Thank You to our Education Series Donors & Sponsors

Our Education Series affects approximately 11,000+ students and teachers every season. This reach into the community and its profound effects on a child’s cultural development is a direct result of the generous donations by:

TD Bank
Pieczonka Family
CIBC Wood Gundy
Canadian Heritage

For more information on school performances, education, student workshops and events contact Erica Charles, Community Engagement Coordinator.

 erica.charles@burlington.ca

905-681-2551 x 6302

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