OUK Theatre Studio for children!


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.


Day of the Week Class Instructor Room Description Price
Monday Sept.14th – Dec.14th *No class Oct.12th 13 Classes NEW! Contemporary Dance In Theatre (Russian) Part 2 Mariya Bugrova Banquet Hall 5:30-7pm (9-14yrs) $75/month (4 classes); $232/Semester Family Special (2 Children): $144/month; $468/Semester
Tuesday Sept.8th – Dec.15th 15 Classes Intermediate Acting and Play Production (English) & Movement in Theatre Alexandra Isenor & Simon L. Lalande Lower Hall 6:15-8:15pm (9-14yrs) $108/Month (4 classes) $385/Semester Family Special (2 Children): $205/Month; $729/Semester
Wednesday Sept.16th – Dec.16th 14 Classes NEW! Beginner/Intermediate Improv (English) ** Mid-session registration available Alexandra Isenor in Kanata 6-8pm (10-17yrs) $100/Month (4 classes) $322/Semester Family Special (2 Children): $190/Month; $630/Semester
Thursday   Sept.10th – Dec.17th 15 Classes Intermediate/Advanced Acting and Play Production (Russian) Part 1 (co-class with Dance in Theatre) Ekaterina Vetrov & Alexander Vetrov Banquet Hall 6-8pm (9-14yrs) $108/Month (4 classes) $385/Semester Family Special (2 Children): $205/Month; $729/Semester
Beginner Acting and Play Production (English) Alexandra Isenor Lower Hall 6-8pm (6-12yrs) $100/Month (4 classes); $356/Semester Family Special (2 Children): $190/Month; $675/Semester
Friday Sept.11th – Dec.18th 15 Classes Beginner Acting and Play Production (Russian) Ekaterina Vetrov & Alexander Vetrov Banquet Hall 6-8pm (6-12yrs) $100/Month (4 classes); $356/Semester Family Special (2 Children): $190/Month; $675/Semester

LOCATION: All classes (except IMPROV) take place at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, ON. NEW!!! This Fall our theatre is opening a new unique program for young Stage Managers ages 11-17! And it is FREE! Get in touch with us for more info and the application form! Description: OUK Theatre’s Stage Management Practical is designed to provide young individuals who are interested in backstage work in general or specifically stage management with the tools and experience they need to develop a skill set in play production. The student chosen will be paired with one of our existing classes and be responsible for organizing props/set/costume, recording pertinent blocking, run warm-ups with cast members, closely work with actors and the director, etc (depending on the instructor’s requirements). The student will also receive one-on-one training with OUK staff, in regards to organizing/maintaining a prompt book, and other tasks required of a stage manager. This student is required to attend all rehearsals and performances the chosen class participates in. This program is offered both in English and Russian language. * OUK Theatre will be accepting 1-2 student(s) for this 2015/2016 year. Applying: Application to the Stage Management Practical requires the student to fill out a form detailing their availability, experience and interest in backstage work.  In addition, students may be required to attend an interview to further discuss their current skills in the theatrical field as well as their desire to learn new skills.  OUK staff will be available through email or phone to help students fill out forms or prepare for an interview if they so wish. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ekaterina Vetrov at onceuponakingdom@gmail.com or  Alexandra Isenor at oukmanager@gmail.com


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.



Hurry to register for our Theatre Classes for children 6-15 years old! New Sessions begin in September. Spots are limited to 10 students per class, so make sure to get in touch with us early. Can’t wait to see our young actors in the Fall!


FREE THEATRE CLASS on January 14th, 2014!!!

Fantastic chance for children (7-12) to try our new theatre class before signing up for the full session!

FREE class will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 6:00-8:00pm at Woodroffe United Church. Make sure to sign up for this class in advance because we have only 10 SPOTS.

Just send an email to onceuponakingdom@gmail.com with your info!

** ‘SHARE’ this info with your friends, because if you bring a friend, both of you will get $15 off your session fee!;)


REGISTRATION IS OPEN!We invite children 6-14 years old to join our theatre classes. Our young students will learn: acting, speech/ voice, stage combat/ movement, set/ costume/ make up/ lighting design, will be creating original plays and perform at local stages and International Festivals! Take a look at the SCHEDULE of Classes.

Theatre Summer Camps 2013!

Various Theatre Summer Camp programs for children 6-14 years old. 

Young participants learn to act, sing, dance, improvise, construct costumes, apply make-up, and design sets.

Located at U of Ottawa, Theatre Department.
Registration for the Summer 2013 is now opened! Spots are limited!
Register now!