We have two shows for schools this fall!



November 14 – 17 10:00 AM

Your school is invited to join us for this unique and immersive theatre experience!

Nine Compositions: InterActions with Art showcases new work by Nova Scotia playwrights written in response to artworks from the AGNS collection. We want young people to experience a diversity of voices inspired by a range of artwork as a catalyst towards an understanding of the experience of artistic inspiration. The playwrights were chosen with a focus on including voices from the African Nova Scotian, Mi’kmaq and LGBTQ+ communities.

Playwrights chose an artwork to inspire them and the results are engaging, educational and often heartwarming and funny. With stories of cats, skateboards, climate change, friendship, Maud Lewis, new neighbours, the challenges of growing up and more, there is something to engage and delight everyone at any age.

Depending on your grade level, you can choose from different age ‘streams’ – ages 6-9, 10-13 and 14+ – where your class will experience three short plays in total. Each group will have a docent who accompanies them to each exhibition/presentation space. After the performances students will engage in a brief art-making experience. An age appropriate School Participation Guide will also be provided prior to all performances to help prepare your students.

We are very excited to present theatre that reflects the diversity of our society within an innovative framework that supports a real engagement with art and what art means in our lives.

Admission to the gallery and performance: $8/ student. Space is limited for school shows, so book early!

School bookings: Bess.Forrestall@novascotia.ca

More info: halifaxtheatreforyoungpeople@gmail.com

  • Red Fish

    A Comedy About Depression

    Liz and Ethan are navigating the pitfalls of being a teenager in 2016, while dealing with their own depression and anxiety. Along the way they meet the Superhero Red Fish who claims he’s only here to help them… but what happens when our innermost voice becomes our worst enemy?

    Touring to schools in October and December
    Cost $650/show or $1000/2 shows

    To book or for more info: http://performns.ca or


     Redfish relates to the following Healthy Living curriculum outcomes:

    * distinguish between positive and negative peer influence and acquire skills for resisting/asserting oneself in negative peer influence

    * examine the role of bystander in cases where a peer/friend is experiencing emotional, physical, psychological harm

    * analyze their health needs in times of change and apply strategies that enhance their capacity to manage change in their lives

    * identify healthy and unhealthy relationships and demonstrate assertiveness skills to communicate thoughts and feelings within primary relationships

    * demonstrate positive self-identity that effectively enables them to manage their health, relationships, and interactions with the world

    * recognize the warning signs of depressive disorders and the importance of seeking help for these disorders

    * think critically and make informed decisions to enhance health of self, those around oneself, and within a global context

    * demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills that facilitate positive relationships between themselves and the world

    * critically analyze industry’s impact on body image

    * recognize the impact that substance use can have on mental health issues, including depression and anxiety


Participation Guide

In order to create the fullest experience possible for your students, we offer participation packages, which will be sent electronically to each teacher bringing students to the performance. These participation packages include guidelines for attending theatre, which will help your students know what is expected of them. 
They also include discussion points to introduce the play to students before attending the performance, and to explore the themes in the play with students after they see it. Suggested activities include both visual art explorations and exercises using forms of drama.

Post-Show Discussions

Performances will be followed by talk-back sessions with the actors and members of the design team, which will allow students to explore questions about the play and about theatre that interest them.
For more information: 
Contact Halifax Theatre for Young People at halifaxtheatreforyoungpeople@gmail.com