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Suitcase Theatre

Suitcase Theatre is a registered charitable organization that was founded by the original producer and creator of Mr. Dressup, one of Canada’s most loved and longest running children’s television shows. The theatre group performs at daycares, schools, hospitals, community centres, festivals and special events across Ontario. We also offer dynamic after school programs, camps and class workshops that focus on drama, improv, comedy, singing, dancing and the visual arts.

Our goal is simple: we encourage everyone to discover their creativity and love of live theatre regardless of income or circumstance.

  • Status:
    Charity, Non-profit 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Children, Families 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Ontario 
  • Languages:
    English 
  • Arts Focus:
    Dance, Music, Theatre 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    Suitcase Theatre takes our plays and interactive workshops into schools, hospitals and communities where children might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience live musical theatre. Today, we have performed at no charge for over 30,000 children from low income communities, in model inner city schools and in special settings like Sick Kids Hospital.

    Our performances and programs inspire young minds through storytelling, music and the visual and dramatic arts. Our theatrical plays and workshops inform children’s imaginations through positive role modeling, lively music, engaging puppets and movement. All of our plays:
    Connect live theatre with creative problem solving, risk taking and team building Integrate all of the ARTS, storytelling and literacy
    Educate the imagination and inform fantasy
    Enrich vocabulary development
    Help understand narrative structure and theatre production using recycled and creative props
    Develop self-confidence and collaborative skills
    Teach roles of speaking, singing, dancing, puppetry and creative movement 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    OUR VISION: Inspire children and youth to develop confidence, character and kindness. 
  • ArtBridging Section:
    Rehearsal space, marketing, performance opportunities, outreach program assistance
  • Main Contact Name:
    Lucie Grys, Executive Director 
  • Phone:
    647-654-7529 
  • Main Contact Email:
    info@suitcasetheatre.com 
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  • Address:
    P.O. Box 84553  - 2336 Bloor St. West
    Toronto, ON  M6S 4Z7 

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