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Education

School Performances

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.

Priority Reservation Period begins on June 5th to June 19th.

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, pick one and note your preferred date and time.

Two

Determine how many students and adults will be attending.

Three

Completely fill out the online order form and click send!

Form and tickets available starting WED SEP 18, 2019.

Next steps...

If you’re making a reservation in the spring, your order will be held until the fall. In late August, a BPAC staff member will call you to confirm attendance numbers. All spring reservations must be confirmed by September 16th. Failure to confirm booking will result in the release of seats.

When booking in the fall, once you’ve submitted the form a BPAC staff member will confirm your order in writing within 5 business days.

A Welcome Package that includes a 30% deposit invoice, study guide and teachers resources will be delivered. You will need to pay the deposit to lock in your order. If we don’t receive your deposit, your order will be cancelled.

Billing and payment information is below.

Brochures

Brochures will be available in September. Check back soon!

Billing and Payment

Deposit Invoice (30% of ticket order)

Upon receipt of the Welcome Package, schools are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 30% to secure their order. A booking order is only considered confirmed when the deposit is paid. Failure to pay deposit may result in release of seats.

Changes to your Order

BPAC will accept changes to your order up to two (2) weeks prior to the performance and every effort will be made to accommodate the school, depending on ticket availability. Changes will be reflected in the final invoice only.

The reduction in student attendance must not exceed 10% of the number of students initially booked. If a reduction exceeds 10%, the school will be billed full price for the balance of the seats.

Final Invoice

Approximately two (2) weeks prior to the performance, BPAC will issue a final invoice for the remaining 70% balance
of tickets. The final invoice MUST be received on or prior to the show date. Payment WILL be accepted upon arrival and until curtain time. Please give payment to lead teacher and a staff member will issue a receipt.

BPAC reserves the right to refuse entry to any group prior to the performance that has not made final payment. NO ADDITIONAL CHANGES WILL BE MADE AFTER FINAL INVOICE IS SENT.

Payment by Credit Card

Accepting Debit, Visa and Mastercard. Call Box Office at 905-681-2551 x 6292. Please have access to your invoice when calling.

Payment by Cheque

All cheques are payable to The Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Any late payments will be subject to a 5% penalty charge and a $15 fee will be charged to the school for NSF cheques.

Mailing Address:
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON L7S 1T7

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 Educational Programming Donors & Sponsors

Our Education Outreach program will affect approximately 11,000+ students and teachers in the 2018-2019 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
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