OUK’s 7th Birthday Party: Rhythms of Our Stage

Saturday, JANUARY 30th, 4:00-7:00pm 10646627_10156324735685580_5861521697229649522_n
at Banquet Hall, 207 Woodroffe Ave, Woodroffe United Church.

Join Once Upon A Kingdom Theatre as we celebrate our 7th year! 

This year’s theme explores relations between music, dance and theatre. Our student and local actors will perform great pieces that merge all of these artistic disciplines!
What to expect:
- Live surprise performances
- Interactive theatre games for everyone and Prizes!
- Sweet treats and delicious Birthday Cake
- Shadow theatre station to explore
- Illuminated Dance party for children
- Wonderful atmosphere of fun and creativity!
- And more…
Adults $15
Children (5-16 yrs) $10
Family Package (4 tickets) $40
Free for children under 5 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 go towards providing props, costumes, lighting, and more for our young actors in 2016.

Free admission for all OUK Students – ask your instructor for your promo code.


Same Time, Next Year (Touring show!)

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Romantic comedy by Bernard Slade
OUK Theatre brings Metropolis Theater from Atlanta GA.
American classics performed in Russian – special treat for Ottawa!

January 9th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Location: Academic Hall, 135 Seraphin-Marion Pvt, University of Ottawa


Creation In Motion

We aits_showtimere happy to invite you to another series of Open Theatre Presentations where our students will share with you some secrets of theatre creation that they were busy with for the past 3 months.

Friday, December 11, 6:30 pmBeginners Russian group at Banquet Hall. Instructors: Ekaterina Vetrov and Alexander Vetrov.
Tuesday, December 15, 6:45 pm – Intermediate English group and Improv class at Lower Hall. Instructors: Alexandra Isenor and Simon L. Lalande.
Thursday, December 17, 6:30 pm – Advanced Russian group (Acting and Dance) at Banquet Hall. Instructors: Ekaterina Vetrov, Alexander Vetrov, Mariya Bugrova.

All performances are FREE and located at Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Ave.).
Voluntarily donations can be done at the entrance.
There is a celebration of the end of the session after each performance in a form of POTLUCK! Bring a tasty dish and join our theatre crowd!

Please, share with your friends of all ages, so they could also enjoy an evening of theatre!

Looking forward to see you all in our theatre!




Our theatre has been accepted to the World Festival of Children’s Theatre to represent CANADA among other 18 countries from six continents! This huge European festival will be coming to North America for the first time, taking place in StratfordON, June 5-14th, 2016. We could not be more happy, honoured and inspired to be the only theatre company from Canada to be selected by the International jury!

Our Senior Advanced group (ages 9-15) will be bringing our new creation “The Legend of Parvana Lake”- the show done in the style of physical theatre and shadow theatre with elements of contemporary dance. You can catch this show in Ottawa on May 21st, 2016 at the Academic Hall, University of Ottawa. More information to follow!

Follow us in our Facebook Group as we prepare for this big challenge!

Read an article “Local troupe gets big invitation” in Metro News Ottawa! http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2015/10/04/local-theatre-company-going-to-international-festival.html

If you would like to support children helping their most passionate theatre dreams come true, press DONATE button and make a big difference in your community! All donations will go towards set, costumes and lighting for shadows as we prepare for the show, as well as food, transportation and accommodations for our students  to make their touring experience as smooth and memorable as possible! THANK YOU!


Dear Parents and Students!

Registration for the Fall 2015 Theatre Classes is OPEN and spots are filling up really fast!
If you want to secure your spot, please, get in touch with us ASAP!

This Fall we are offering lots of NEW amazing classes and programs for children 6-17 years old!

Here is the complete FALL 2015 CLASS SCHEDULE!

Looking forward to see new young artists join our theatre for 2015/16 Season!


WHEN: June 18th, 6:00-8:00pmSeason Launch2015-16_June 18
WHERE: Banquet Hall, Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave.

Join us and hear about our future shows, new classes, meet our new teachers and receive EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS on our Fall Classes! 

Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends, your family and enjoy some complimentary pizza while we look towards our exciting new season!

Entrance is FREE! To attend, please, register on Eventbrite:

Meanwhile, you can preview our Fall 2015 Schedule of classes.


headerApril 26th – Performance of the poetic composition “In the Fall” at the Spring Ball, Dance With Us Ottawa, 80-B, Jamie Avenue. (Senior Russian group)

May 9th – 100 Watt Earth Stage, Ottawa International Children’s Festival
10am & 11:30am – “The Myth of the Dreamcatcher”, the show by Junior English Group
3:00pm – “Theatre Debate”: live critical discussion of the show “Hansel and Gretel”, Gruppe 38. Discussion led by Brianna MacFarlane, participants – Senior group (in English).

May 11th, 4pm – “The Myth of the Dreamcatcher”, the show by Junior English Group at Assumption School.

June 5th, 6:00pm – “The Magic Paintbrush” by Senior Russian Group and “The Flying Ship” by Solo School, Atlanta. Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University.

Children’s Theatre Exchange: Ottawa meets Atlanta, June 2015!

Our new theatre project for children is here! Take a look!

In June 2015 two theatres will meet to participate in our new International project – Children’s Theatre Exchange: Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre (Ottawa, Canada) and Solo Theatre (Atlanta, USA).

Children’s Theatre Exchange provides an opportunity for children who participate in theatre groups of various cities to find friends with similar interests; exchange and share their theatre experience; broaden perception of the theatre world; learn to engage into open discussions about each other’s work skilfully and professionally; and find joy in collective creation with new people.

The program is designed for participants ages up to 18 years old and open to theatres who create in any genre and in any language!

In the course of one week, children will share their original shows with each other and general public (this time in Russian), participate in acting workshops lead by professional theatre practitioners, lead discussions at the round-table and theatre debates, write and publish theatre reviews, and spend unforgettable days full of friendship and creativity.

The shows will take place on June 5th at Kailash Mital Theatre at Carleton U and open to general public!
“Летучий корабль”/ “The Flying Ship”, directed by Ivan Logvinov, Solo Theatre.
“Волшебная кисточка”/ “The Magic Brush”, directed by Ekaterina Vetrov, OUK Theatre.
Tickets are on sale NOW!

If you’d like to SUPPORT this unique initiative, please, check out our cool video and donate today!

Even $1 matters for us! All sponsors will receive cool gifts!
Let’s help children to realize their dreams!


Birthday_Card_Simon“TODAY, January 17th 2015, our theatre turns 6 years old!

Enormous thank you to everyone who were living, dreaming and creating new worlds with us through these years! Lots of beautiful friendships were made, courageous tasks undertaken, breathtaking paths completed and just started!

…New shows, new friends, new stages, new tours, new adventures in the endless world of art!…

As one of our students said: “Theatre is my home”. And this is something that warms my heart today because it really feels like we’ve got an unique and welcoming family that grows every day.

We are still young and we have so many magical discoveries ahead!”

- Ekaterina Vetrov, Artistic Director.

OUKTheatre 6th Anniversary Fundraising Event

OUK_6thBirthday_Poster_11Jan2015_EN_web Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre invites you to its 6th Anniversary Fundraising Event!

The theme for the evening - “Poetry Night: Colourful World of Imagination”. Children and adults will gather on stage to share poems on different languages in traditional cozy environment of our theatre.

Saturday, January 31, 2015.
5pm-8pm at Woodroffe United Church, Banquet Hall
– 207 Woodroffe Avenue.

 Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can at the door
Contact to reserve (Limited Seating Available). RSVP by January 25th.
613-868-8343, 613-9868-118 or onceuponakingdom@gmail.com

DRESS CODE: Colourful clothes!

In the program of the evening:

- The featured guests and performers: actors from Ottawa theatre community, our students and local poets.

The stage is open for everyone! If you want to share a poem, send us a message with your poem and we will be happy to include you in the program!

- Stage decorated with art works by young artists.

- “Art Table” for children with creative tasks for the evening.

- Face Painting

- Guests will be invited to taste Birthday cake and traditional Russian tea

- One of the special invited guests – Mayor Jim Watson.

All the proceeds will go to support the first International Children’s Theatre Exchange project that we will be hosting in Ottawa in June 2015. Be prepared to learn about this exciting beginning!

** Money donations are not the only way to support. You can also help donating props, costumes, lumber, fabric, any other materials, offering us a rehearsal space or even your time. We greatly appreciate any input and involvement!
Here is the list of things we are looking for to create our children’s shows and bring the new project to life:
- Fabrics
- Paper/ pencils/ markers/ craft materials
- Paint
- Lumber
- Nails/ screws
- Costumes
- Food donations
- or in the form of gift cards to
Dollarama, Home Depot, Vallue Village,
Canadian Tire, Winners, etc.