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Performances, Workshops, Golden Ticket & More

School Performances & Workshops

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With all field trips suspended for 2021 due to COVID-19, and in response to educators’ urgent need for curriculum-related digital performing arts content, BPAC is pivoting our live education and outreach program into a virtual performing arts education series. The goal of our Virtual Education Series is to digitally engage students in meaningful arts education learning, and to maintain BPAC’s connection with students and educators as a resource for industry expertise, arts career mentorship, and unique and inspiring performing arts experiences.

Our performing arts educational sessions are livestreamed from BPAC and can be digitally delivered directly into classrooms across the region. Our 2021 Virtual Education Series features extraordinary performances in music or theatre, as well as speaking engagements by industry professionals working in all aspects of the performing arts. These performances and speaking engagements can be followed up with a second livestream session where a curriculum-related virtual workshop and Q&A is delivered to the students. All sessions will be 50-60 minutes in length for secondary students, and up to 30 minutes for elementary grades.

Beau Dixon

BENEATH SPRINGHILL by Beau Dixon

BPAC Presents
Beneath Springhill is a story filled with tragedy, drama and comical - yet conflicting moments of hope and bravery.
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Beau Dixon

ARTIST TALK & WORKSHOP with Beau Dixon

BPAC Presents
Join Canadian actor and playwright, Beau Dixon for an artist talk and workshop.
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Kevin Fox

KEVIN FOX Performance

BPAC Presents
Singer/songwriter and Canada’s ‘most ubiquitous side-guy’ uses classical Instrumentation in contemporary music.
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ARTIST TALK & WORKSHOP with Kevin Fox

BPAC Presents
Join Kevin Fox for a 50-60 min live Q&A and workshop.
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Steve Ross & Ben Page

Musical Theatre: From Emerging Artist to Seasoned Professional with Steve Ross & Ben Page

BPAC Presents
1-hour artist talk focusing on drama (musical theatre), performing arts education and career paths.
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Steve Ross & Ben Page

The Acting of a Song with Steve Ross & Ben Page

BPAC Presents
1-hour live Q&A and workshop focusing on drama (musical theatre) and audition preparation.
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Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter

A HISTORY OF RAINBOWS by Alison Wearing

BPAC Presents
A moving and surprisingly funny one-woman show about growing up with a gay father in the 1980s.
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Alison Wearing

ARTIST TALK & WORKSHOP with Alison Wearing

BPAC Presents
A 50-60 minute artist talk, Q&A and workshop with Alison Wearing.
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Gord Downie

LEGACY: A Tribute to Gord Downie In Support of the Downie-Wenjack Fund

BPAC Presents
A stunning, 60-minute performance by artists such as Phil Davis and Nikki Shawana, Kevin Fox, Twin Flames, and Tom Wilson.
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Phil Davis and Nikki Shawana

ARTIST TALK & WORKSHOP with Phil Davis

BPAC Presents
Join Phil Davis for an educational artist talk and workshop discussing topics such as Drum Circles & Hoop Dancing, Indigenous Relations.
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Jeremy Fisher

JEREMY FISHER Performance

BPAC Presents
Join JUNO award nominated performing artist Jeremy Fisher for a 30 minute or a 1-hour performance.
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Jeremy Fisher

ARTIST TALK & WORKSHOP with Jeremy Fisher

BPAC Presents
Join JUNO award nominated performing artist Jeremy Fisher for a 30 minute or a 1-hour discussion and workshop.
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BPAC catwalk

BPAC Facility Tour

BPAC Presents
Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre!
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Sound room

BPAC Technical Team Discussion and Q+A

BPAC Presents
Join BPAC Crew Chief and Technicians to discuss their educational journeys and career paths in the technical entertainment industry.
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Community Workshops

Burlington has a substantial pool of artistic talent in the community, and The Burlington Performing Arts Centre plays a pivotal role in impacting the artistic growth and development of our local artistic community. As part of our mission to nurture and support local artists we have launched a Public Education & Outreach Series which provides access and opportunities for local artists, arts organizations and audience members.

At BPAC we aim to develop comprehensive, impactful and accessible learning experiences for all ages, and we are committed to fostering artistic appreciation, development and participation through our Public Education & Outreach Series. These initiatives are aimed at developing artistic practice for local artists and providing enhanced arts experiences for our audiences.

By offering enhanced artistic learning opportunities for our community, performing arts disciplines will become more accessible and audience members can maximize their enjoyment of our performances. Public educational opportunities include post-performance talk backs, pre-performance lectures, master classes and workshops.

Golden Ticket Program

BPAC's Golden Ticket

BPAC’s Golden Ticket Program distributes FREE theatre tickets to students and families who would otherwise not be able to access the performing arts.

At The Burlington Performing Arts Centre we believe that every child deserves access to meaningful cultural and artistic experiences. We believe that creativity, and the capacity for creative expression, is essential to the lives of young people. The arts open new doors and teaches children skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. The arts are what make us human, and what connect us to the world, to each other.

Please help us to enrich the lives of Burlington Youth today by donating to our Golden Ticket Campaign. You may donate online or through the box office. You will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your donation.

  • $10 will send ONE STUDENT to an Education Series’ school matinee
  • $35 will send ONE CHILD to a Family Series performance
  • $140 will send a FAMILY OF 4 to a Family Series performance
  • $300 will send ONE CLASS to an Education Series’ school matinee

Those who donate $140 or more will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a one of-a-kind ring generously donated by Keith Williams Distinctive Gems.

This 14k yellow gold, custom hand-made bezel ring holds a gorgeously hand-carved, oval-shaped yellow citrine quartz stone. The ring is set with 40 round brilliant cut diamonds. Valued at $8,000.00. Includes certificate of evaluation.

Winner will be drawn at our 2021 Season Launch (date to be confirmed).

Ring donated by:
Williams Distinctive Gems

Golden Ticket ring

For more information on school performances and workshops, community workshops, and the Golden Ticket program, please contact Tammy Fox.

 tammy.fox@burlington.ca

905-681-2551 x 6305

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