Buzzing Carnival receives grant from the City of Ottawa!

AWARD WINNERSWE HAVE OUTSTANDING NEWS!!!
City of Ottawa’s 2020 Diversity in the Arts Fund granted us a significant AWARD that will help us turn our Buzzing Carnival into an incredible, complex, live and really theatrical event!

We are happy beyond we can describe because it is the first grant that Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre receives from the city!

Our Buzzing Carnival have to be delayed due to current circumstances with COVID-19, but IT WILL HAPPEN and we promise that it will be even GREATER than originally planned!

OUK Theatre Studio for children!

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Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre invites children 6-16 years old to the theatre studio!

In our theatre your children will be studying the best of the world literature and art, will learn to sing, dance and draw, will become confident and free in public presentations, will develop creative thinking, and discover their talents. And most importantly, they will find new friends who share the same passion for theatre!

In the program of the studio: production of plays, acting, stage movement/ dance, stage speech/ vocal, stage combat; set, costume and make-up design, lighting and sound design, stage management, and theatre criticism. All classes are taught at the highest professional level to provide intensive training for children. All of our instructors have Masters Degree in Theatre and are practicing artists in Ottawa and abroad.

Our advanced classes tour with their productions around the world, participate at international theatre festivals and children’s theatre exchanges. We help them to see theatre from the global perspective, receive training from world-famous theatre professionals, meet new like-minded friends around the world, and create shows that are up to the international standard of modern art and theatre.

Winter-Spring 2020

AUDITIONS for NEW students will happen in June 2020. Please, check back in May 2020 for the dates.

Dates

Time Class Instructor Location Price
January 6th –
June 8th, 2020
Monday
5:45 – 8:15pm
Advanced Acting and Play Production
(Senior studio)
Ages 11-15
Ekaterina Vetrov Theatre Studio,
Nepean Creative Arts Centre,35 Stafford Rd.
$593.75
January 7th –
June 9th, 2020
Tuesday
6:00 – 8:00pm
Beginners Acting and Play Production
(Junior Studio)
Ages 7-10
Ekaterina Vetrov Theatre Studio, NCAC $616
January 8th –
June 10th, 2020
Wednesday
5:45 – 8:15pm
Advanced Acting & Movement In Theatre
(Senior studio)
Ages 11-15
Ekaterina Vetrov
& Alexander Vetrov
Theatre Studio, NCAC $742.50
January – June
2020
Last Sunday of the month
12:30 – 4:30 pm
Special Workshop with Guest Artist
(Junior+Senior)
Ages 7-15
Different instructors Theatre Studio, NCAC

$270

January 12th –
June 14th, 2020
Sundays
10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Pre-Junior Acting and Speech
Ages 5-7
Irina Tsirlin Music Studio 01, NCAC $513

Buzzing Carnival 2020 – Ottawa, ON

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We are hosting a huge event that will bring together local and international children’s arts groups as well as any child that joins us! Children will be fully in charge! They will run the Buzzing Parade that will walk the streets of Ottawa, perform shows in the theatre, create an outdoor concert, and finish the night with a breathtaking outdoor party! Join the territory of childhood, fun and arts! 58e91ba4eb97430e81906507

When: June 7, 2020
Where: Tabaret Hall Lawn, 550 Cumberland St, Ottawa, ON
Ages: 0+
Duration: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tickets: FREE
For special inquiries, please, contact us at onceuponakingdom@gmail.com or +1(613)868-8343

OUK Theatre Celebrates 11th Birthday!!!

When there is over a decade behind you, it is not that easy to recapture all the moments that made you smile, that made you heart tremble, made you fall in love, brought tears to your eyes as happiness was overwhelming, all the moments of inspiration, discoveries, flights! And YES, we had a great deal of those emotions because our theatre was always lucky to be surrounded by great friends and romantic people of all ages who dared to dream together!..
Happy Birthday, Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre!
P.S. Let’s recapture some bright moments of the past years accompanied by the song “Move the World” from the 15th World Festival of Children’s Theatre (Lingen, Germany) that still inspires us to make changes and create theatre together!

OUR THEATRE CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY!!!

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And here we are – 10 memorable years are behind us! It is not easy to put into words all the feelings and emotions that burst like fireworks today! So instead, we decided to do something that is not very obvious for artists – some MATH! Let’s look at the numbers…
During these past 10 years OUK Theatre brought to life:
– 40+ PRODUCTIONS for all ages with actors 6-30 years old!
– Over 200 creative events
– Ran over 100 WORKSHOPS in Canada and abroad
– Participated in 18 International FESTIVALS
– Organized 6 International CHILDREN’s THEATRE EXCHANGES
– Taught HUNDREDS of children and performed for THOUSANDS!
– TOURED Ottawa region, Toronto, Washington DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Stratford ON, Lingen (Germany)
– Performed for INCREDIBLE AUDIENCES that saw us on theatre stages of all sorts, forms and sizes, streets, squares and parks of different cities, festivals, National Arts Centre, universities, schools, libraries, daycares, cafes, and tons of experimental spaces!…

WE FEEL that it’s a good start to enter a NEW DECADE that attracts us with new artistic challenges, new friendships, new experiences and new theatrical adventures!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ONCE UPON A KINGDOM THEATRE!!!!!!!!!

SCHEDULE FOR FALL SEMESTER 2018

All of our classes run for the Season September to May, so the same schedule applies for Winter-Spring Semester 2019.
Auditions for new students will happen in June 2019. Please, check back in May 2019 for the dates.

Dates

Time Class Instructor Location Price
September 10th – December 17th, 2018 Monday
5:45 – 8:15pm
Psychology (Communication Training) &
Advanced Acting(Senior studio)
Ages 11-15
Ekaterina Vetrov
& Irina Tsirlin
Theatre Studio,
Nepean Creative Arts Centre,35 Stafford Rd.
$455/ semester
September 11th – December 18th, 2018 Tuesday
6:00 – 8:00pm
Beginners Acting, Stage Dance and Play Production(Junior Studio)
Ages 7-10
Ekaterina Vetrov Theatre Studio, NCAC $121.50/ month
$471/ semester
September 5th – December 19th, 2018 Wednesday
5:45 – 8:15pm
Advanced Acting & Movement In Theatre(Senior studio)
Ages 11-15
Ekaterina Vetrov
& Alexander Vetrov
Theatre Studio, NCAC $557/ semester
September 9th – December 16th, 2018 Sunday
Time varies
Dance & Stretching(Senior studio)
Ages 11-15
Mariya Bugrova Dance Studio, NCAC

210/ semester

LUCID DREAMS

When: May 25 – June 10time varies LD-main-poster-web
Where: Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford Rd., Nepean
Ages: 10+
Language: Non-verbal
Duration: 45 min
Tickets: $15

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The show “Lucid Dreams” is an immersive experience where audiences are taken on a journey through dreams. Ensemble of actors creates a strange world of dreams that is full of symbols, illusions and grotesque imagery through movement, contemporary dance and work with masks and objects. 26 audience members at a time enter theatrical space and participate in the action while interacting with actors and experiencing different dream worlds from the inside.

The story is based on children’s research of their own dreams that they studied for many months, then analyzed and explored through physical work on stage. This piece is created from children’s desperate desire to connect, find that “electricity” that brings people together, makes them care about each other, experience breathtaking flights, discover new boundaries of the universe, and feel the unrestrained need to share their discoveries with the whole world.

The show is presented by our Senior Acting Class. After premier in Ottawa, “Lucid Dreams” will travel to Germany to represent Canada at the 15th World Festival of Children’s Theatre!

Shoes with the Squeak

Dates: May 27th at 4:30 pm and 29th at 6:30 pmSquickyShoes_Pucture
Ages: 2+
Language: Russian
Style: Object Theatre
Tickets: $10
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The show “Shoes with the Squeak” is a playful piece created by Junior Acting class in the style of Object Theatre. Children gather around the Shoe Tree and start telling funny and at times sad stories about life of shoes.

Приглашаем вас на новый спектакль младшей студии “Башмаки со скрипом”!
Ребята собираются вокруг Чудо-дерева, на котором вместо листьев растут башмаки, и начинают рассказывать весёлые и порой немножко грустные истории о жизни башмаков. Обувь оживает прямо в руках у детей, превращаясь в удивительных персанажей, которые ходят, разговаривают, танцуют, ссорятся и мирятся, радуются и грустят, живут своей необыкновенной башмачной жизнью.
В спектакле обыгрываются стихи Юнны Мориц, Корнея Чуковского, Агнии Барто и Аллы Стройло.

We are going to Germany!!!

calendarOur theatre has been selected and invited to represent North America at the 15th World Festival of Children’s Theatre in Lingen, GERMANY in June 2018!!!!!!!
Over 80 theatre companies from around the world participated in the contest and only 18 theatres were selected in the end!
We are absolutely thrilled and honoured to become part of the world’s largest children’s theatre festival and for the first time in the history of our theatre to bring our production to Europe!
We congratulate young actors of our Senior Acting class with this incredible victory and achievements that has been highly noted and recognized by international jury!
And now our students and directors will be working hard on their new creation that they will take to the festival: immersive show “Lucid Dreams” that will open in May 2018!