“За окном зажглись огни…”

FINAL SHOW performed by Junior, Senior and Stage Dance groups!91_33_b665f05a60f915ab866b7826057112f2

When: May 26th, 6:30 pm
Where: Scout Hall, Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave.
Ages: all ages
Duration: 1.5 hours
Tickets: $15
Children 5 and under are free.
Language: Russian

Иммерсивный спектакль погрузит зрителей в атмосферу невероятного города, который раскроет свои секреты, поделится историями, завлечёт необычными персонажами и закрутит в вихре эмоций и сменяющегося настроения.

6:30-7:00 pm - Интерактивное представление, где зрители будут следовать за актёрами по закоулкам городского пространства и станут участниками десятка необыкновенных историй.

7:00-8:00 pm – Спектакль “За окном зажглись огни…”. Действие перейдёт на сцену, где юные актёры покажут этюдный спектакль-фантазию о городе и его обитателях.

8-8:45 pm – Танцы и Потлак для актёров и их семей, а зрителей мы приглашаем присоединиться к общению и обсуждению спектакля, нужно только принести с собой что-нибудь вкусненькое!


For info and help, please, contact: onceuponakingdom@gmail.com or 613-868-8343.

Alice in Wonderland – April 22, 2017

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Star School Academy
from Toronto, ON

Children’s Theatre Exchange: Ottawa meets Toronto

The musical is in Russian language.

When: April 22nd, 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Where: Academic Hall, University of Ottawa, 135 Séraphin Marion Private
Ages: all ages
Duration: 1.5 hours
Students of our theatre will open the evening with energetic performance to greet our guests and then our Toronto friends will present their famous musical show!

Tickets: $15
Children 3 and under are free.



“The Legend of Parvana Lake” in Toronto

Our show is going to Toronto as part of the Children’s Theatre Exchange!Toronto-Poster_Feb2017-v08_en
April 30, 2017 at 12:00pm
York Woods Library Theatre
– 1785 Finch Ave West, Toronto

Check out information and buy tickets if you happen to be in Toronto that weekend!


“The Legend of Parvana Lake” in Ottawa!

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We will be playing our famous show in Ottawa once again!

“The Legend of Parvana Lake”/ “Легенда о Неугасимом Огне”
Perfromed by Advanced Acting students
Directed by Ekaterina Vetrov

When: February 24th, 7:00 pm
Where: Scout Hall, Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave.
Ages: adults and children (6+)
Duration: 40 minutes

***SOLD OUT***

“The Legend of Parvana Lake” tells a story about a beautiful Princess who decided to choose a husband by setting a challenge to the knights to find the Eternal Flame and bring it to her. But years pass, the Princess waits and waits looking through the windows of her castle, but none of the men come back… When the Princess losses her hope she starts crying. Her tears flood the valley and the castle creating a lake that is clear like a child’s tear. What happened to all those brave men and why didn’t they come back?…

This magical legend told through poetic text carries an ancient story about creation of one of the most gorgeous lakes in Armenia – Parvana Lake. The show incorporates the styles of physical theatre, shadow theatre and contemporary dance.

Actors use Russian, English and Armenian languages to tell this story, but most of all – their body language.

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MAKE A WISH – 8th Theatre Birthday!

Happy 8th Birthday to our grown baby – our THEATRE! Over the years our theatre became this special place where very different people find each other to join in one strong desire: to explore, to learn, to experiment, to create new worlds that at first might live just in our imagination, but when they come to life on stage, they become so real and so dear to everyone who comes in touch with them. This is what is called a true magic! And it is hard to express how important to have this safe place where anyone, child or adult, can come with an open heart and learn to share through artistic expression the feelings, thoughts, impressions, experiences, or visions that often hide deep inside us and tends to get lost in the fast-paced everyday life.

Let’s wish our Theatre Happy Birthday and wish it grow with every year to fit in its heart more artists, more friends, more creations, more beautiful worlds!

LEAVE YOUR WISH ON THE WALL OF OUR THEATRE! You can keep adding wishes, share memories, upload pictures, write poems (in Russian, English or French!) to give a big boost of positive energy to our theatre for the year to come! We will read the most special wishes from the stage at our OUK’s 8th Birthday Party: Chronos Ville on January 28th!

Do it on our Facebook page or send us an email!


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OUK’s 8th Birthday Party: Chronos Ville

Saturday, JANUARY 28th, 4:30-7:30pm ouk_8th-birthday_borderless
at Banquet Hall, 207 Woodroffe Ave, Woodroffe United Church.

Join Once Upon A Kingdom Theatre as we celebrate our 8th year!

What to expect:
- NEW SHOW “Chronos Ville”!!! This time we are creating the whole show dedicated specially to our Theatre’s Birthday where 31 performers will be playing on the same stage!
- THEATRE & DANCE Workshop for All Ages! (Theme will be announced soon!)
- Interactive theatre games for everyone
- Huge & Delicious Birthday Cake with coffee and tea
- Illuminated Dance party for children
- Wonderful atmosphere of creativity and friendship!
- And more…

We love guests!
We love to perform for you!
We love parties and we know how to make it “the best night ever”!
***SOLD OUT***

Adults $15
Children (4-16 yrs) $10
Family Package (4 tickets) $40
Free for children under 4 and for OUK Theatre students.

This is one of our most popular events, so make sure to get your tickets in advance because seats are limited!

All proceeds will go towards providing props, costumes, lighting, and more for our young actors in 2017.

Halloween Lovers Invited!

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- Fairy-tale characters will come to life on shadow screens and will tell many fascinating stories;
- Freakiest creatures will dance for you in the moonlight;
- Magic Door will share candies with all the kids!

The performances will be held outside, you can stop by on your way at any time between 6:30-7:30pm on Halloween night, October 31st!

 Location: 279 Compton Ave, Ottawa.

Our students will be delighted to surprise and scare you! ;)

All the performances are FREE of admission. Donations in the form of CANDIES are accepted by our young performers!



NOVEMBER 6 and DECEMBER 4th, 2016
4:30 pm  - 7:30 pm

This workshop is created for Adults (17+). Professionals, students, teachers, as well as beginners who have passion for magical theatre are invited to participate!
We invite you to explore the world of shadows and light and learn new technique: what screens and lights to use, how to make and operate shadow puppets, story telling through shadows, how to strengthen your hands and body to work with shadows, learn to colour your shadows, use moving screens and find out how to apply shadow theatre to your own artistic work.

Instructors: Ekaterina Vetrov and Alexander Vetrov
Location: Studio 311, Department of Theatre, 135 Seraphin-Marion Pvt., University of Ottawa.
Duration: 3 hours.

Please, read COMPLETE DESCRIPTION of the workshops.


Registration to our Fall 2016 classes is now OPEN!
Please, take a look at the SCHEDULE HERE and get in touch with us.

Can’t wait to see our returning and new students in September!

Advanced class after their show “The Legend of Parvana Lake” @ World Festival of Children’s Theatre, Stratford, ON June 2016

Events Calendar for April-May-June 2016

Date & Time Event Location
April 23rd
Shadow Theatre Workshop at NAC
As part of our partnership with the National Arts Center Family Series we will be providing one of many activities for children before one of their concerts.  Our workshop will allow children to explore the world of shadow theatre.
National Arts Center,
53 Elgin St., Ottawa
May 7th
7 am-12pm
Come over and find some wonderful things while helping us to raise money for our students’ grand tour to the World Festival of Children’s Theatre in Stratford, ON in June 2016!
Facebook Event:
60 Lindhurst Cr, Ottawa
May 15th
Junior Performance on Earth Stage
Our Junior group will perform scenes from their new show “Gymnastics for the Little Frog” on 100 Watt Earth Stage at the Ottawa Children’s Festival.
Dining Tent,
LeBreton Flats Park in Ottawa, near the Canadian War Museum.
May 20th
7:00 pm
“Gymnastics for the Baby Frog”
by Junior Russian Acting class
Tickets: Pay What You Can at the door.
Followed by Potluck – bring a dish!
Banquet Hall,
Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa.
May 21st
6:00 pm
“The Flying Machine” &
“The Legend of Parvana Lake”
by Intermediate and Advanced classes.
The evening of two shows followed by the Roundtable discussion – open to the public.
Tickets: Adult $12; Child $10
Academic Hall,
135 Seraphin-Marion Pvt, University of Ottawa.
May 28th
School Performance
of  “The Legend of Parvana Lake”Open to students of the school only.
Frank Ryan School,
128 Chesterton Drive.
June 4-14th
Date of the show:
June 7th
7pm & 8:15pm
World Festival of Children’s Theatre
“The Legend of Parvana Lake”
Advanced class tours to the festival with the show “The Legend of Parvana Lake”.
Stratford, ON