Buzzing Carnival receives grant from the City of Ottawa!

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’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!

Route your Trick or Treating trail through the magical location of our theatre: b4d2f2aa80304a0d50ec7b1e88d82ced

– 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!

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.


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!


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.


We are happy to announce wonderful news that Ekaterina Vetrova’s production “Princess Ivona” by Witold Gombrowicz WON the Capital Critics Circle Award for The Best Student Production season 2012-13! We would like to take a moment to thank all of our talented actors, creative production teamand especially all the audience members who came to see the show and made this show come to life!

Summer 2011 Workshops and Readings!

OUK Theatre hosts FREE acting workshops and readings for children based on The Little Prince in July-August 2011 at Ottawa Public Libraries.
Please, make sure to register in advance at your library!

Jennifer Capogreco as the Little Prince.

Workshops: “Make a Splash in Theatre”

Explore scenes from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince through movement and voice exercises.
Instructors: Ekaterina Shestakova and Jennifer Capogreco
Ages 8-12
Max participants: 15
90 minutes

Tuesday, July 19 2pm
Rosemount Public Library
18 Rosemount
Ottawa, K1Y 1P4
Contact: Jennifer Johnson

Wednesday, July 20 2pm
 Public Library
50 Castlefrank
Ottawa, K2L 2N5
Contact: Annie Miller

Thursday July 21 2pm
North Gower
 Public Library
6579 Fourth Line
Ottawa, K0A 2T0
Contact: Catherine Flegg

Monday August 8, 2pm
Emerald Plaza
 Public Library
1547 Merivale
Ottawa, K2G 4V3
613-224-7874 x.222
Contact: Jessica Desilets/Tracy Facchin

Wednesday, August 10 2pm
Blackburn Hamlet
 Public Library
199 Glen Park
Ottawa, K1B 5B8
613-824-6926 ex:224
Contacts: Mary Lavergne

Thursday, August 11 2pm
 Public Library
281 Woodroffe
Ottawa, K2A 3W4
Contact: Margaret Kirkwood

Readings: “The Little Prince”
Ottawa’s Once Upon A Kingdom Theatre presents a staged reading of excerpts from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince.
Ages 8-12
Max participants: 30
60 minutes

Saturday July 23 10:30 am
Actors: Jennifer Capogreco and Martin Glassford
 Public Library
1049 Bank
Ottawa, K1S 3W9
Contact : Helene Merritt or Sue Townley

Saturday July 23 2pm
Actors: Jennifer Capogreco and Martin Glassford
St. Laurent Piblic Library

515 Côté
Ottawa, K1K 0Z8
Contact : Kristina Roudiy/Beth Goslett

Saturday August 6 10:30am
Actors: Jennifer Capogreco and Martin Glassford
Nepean Centrepointe Piblic Library

101 Centrepointe
Ottawa, K2G 5K7
Contact: Susan Zuber, Kathleen Moore

Saturday August 6 2pm
Actors: Jennifer Capogreco and Martin Glassford
Greenboro Public Library

363 Lorry Greenberg Drive
Ottawa, K1T 3P8
Contact: Lise Dumas or Andrea Madore

“Forbidden Nights Latin Lights”

Fundraising for The Little Prince, support children’s theatre in Ottawa!

on April 9th, 2011; 8pm-1am
Cafe Alternatif, 
60 Universite Priv, basement of Simard Hall, University of Ottawa
Cover: $7 (includes a workshop)
Any additional donations are welcome and highly appreciated! (we offer great benefits in exchange!)

– Salsa, Merengue, Bachata workshop (8pm)
– Outstanding guest dancing performances (9:30pm)
– DJ Mantis with the best music for your enjoyment
– Food snacks
– Dance all night long!
– All ages are welcome!

Acting Workshop: Impulse, Intuition, Transformation.

Sunday, November 7th, 2010
at University of Ottawa.

After many requests, Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre is glad to offer the Acting Workshop for adults (18 and up)!

Fast reaction and response to various everyday situation, good intuition and positive attitude when interacting with people (family, friends, co-workers), rich imagination and confident behaviour are key to success in life! This workshop will develop your skills to react and respond quickly to unexpected situations that happen in life, interact with people easily and intuitively, use your imagination and learn to relax when performing on public.

For experienced actors this workshop will push beyond the actor’s existing parameters, strengthen actor’s improvisation skills, stage presence, range of movements, transformation, immediacy and connection with a partner on stage and with the audience.

This workshop is created for people with any level of acting experience (from beginners to professionals). Acting skills that you will gain during the workshop will be useful on the theatre stage as well as in everyday life.

Instructor: Ekaterina Shestakova
Date: Sunday, November 7th, 2010.
Time: 3:00pm to 7:00 pm, including a break
Price: $25
Location: 85 University St, University of Ottawa, room UCU 125 (call the instructor, if you get lost!).

The workshop schedule:

3:00pm – 5:00pm: Warm up; exercises for breath control and relaxation; exercises on impulse, imagination and transformation; exercise on connection establishment: non-verbal interaction with partner with elements of pantomime.

5:00pm – 5:15pm: Break. We advise you to bring water and light snacks for the break.

5:15pm – 7:00pm: Contact improvisation using methods learnt from exercises (work in pairs) and performance for the group.

Please make sure to wear clothing which is comfortable to move in. The work will be physically demanding. Footwear should ideally be soft (Outside shoes are not allowed in the studio).

Info and registration:
For more information and to REGISTER, contact Ekaterina at or call 613-868-8343.

Only 20 spots are available, so register now!