Student Workshop Experience
Students and their teachers have a unique opportunity to augment their theatre experience at the Arts Club by taking part in our workshops and behind-the-scene tours. We offer on-site and in-classroom workshops that are specifically designed to work with the issues and themes of the productions that the students are about to see when schools book their performance tickets. The Arts Club also offers behind-the-scene tours that can include touring the rehearsal halls, costume shops, administration, and scene/ prop shops (depending on theatre location).
We hope to offer the students and teachers that attend our productions a deeper and more immersive experience when they come to see our shows.
Here is what we offer:
- On-site workshops with professional teaching artists
- Workshops in the classroom with professional teaching artists
- Behind-the scenes tours
- Available for both matinees and evening performances
Visit our Student Matinees page for more information about our performances and to book tickets.
FREE workshops for the 2017/2018 season!
The Arts Club has received support from the City of Coquitlam and Metro Vancouver to run a limited number of FREE workshops around the production of Fun Home.
The Arts Club Theatre Company and Qmunity have partnered together to create specific workshops that will explore these themes in Fun Home:
- Sexual orientation
- Gender roles
- Myths and stereotypes
Through a mix of theatre techniques, working collaboratively, and role-playing, students will explore issues that surround LGBTQ in a fun and interactive environment. We will encourage students to use a range of drama techniques and exercises to create performances and tackle issues and themes. These sessions will be designed to boost confidence and help people find their inner voice, while at the same time raising awareness around LGBTQ issues.
Workshop dates: January 16–February 9, 2018
Location: Place Des Arts
Length: 90 minutes
Workshop dates: February 7–March 10, 2018
Location: an Arts Club studio or at your school
Length: 90 minutes
"Probably the best workshop I've had in a long time."
"As an actor, I don't think about who makes the signs, and who does the tickets sales and all that but we got to meet all those people and there was a face to that."
"It opened my eyes and I would really like it if someone recommended it to me."
"Our grade twos were blown away! They had such a great time and they loved how they got special treatment getting to meet the people behind the scenes, getting a sneak peek at some of the costumes, and learning about all the ways the stage can transform. Many of them expressed excitement to their parents, who are now looking forward to also visiting the theatre to see any upcoming shows. So, thanks for putting together the tour and making it really special for the kids."
"100%. I would love to do it again!"
"We took a group of actors, and tech kids and orchestra members and it met all of their different interests."