2016 Summer Drama Camps

Performance Camp


This year’s line up:

Shakespeare Camp - Led by director Rosemary Nolan, campers will learn classical text analysis and delivery, movement, stage combat and singing techniques by bringing Shakespeare’s comedic tragedy, All’s Well That Ends Well, to life.

  • Fee: $800.00 (HST applicable for campers aged 15+)
  • Dates: July 4-22, 2016; 3 weeks
  • Ages: 12-18 years

Musical Theatre Performance Camp - Campers will learn singing, dancing and acting skills through exploring the music, characters and story from a musical Broadway show. 

  • Fee: $575.00 (HST not applicable)
  • Dates: August 8-19, 2016; 2 weeks
  • Ages: 10-14 years

All levels welcome.  No prior experience necessary!

10% Discount for Early Registration by

Mar 1, 2016!


To Register

By e-mail or mail: Click here

Located at the picturesque Billings Estate Museum, both camps will culminate in a beautiful outdoor evening performance!

2016 Production – A World of Stories

World of Stories


A World of Stories Production - Directed by Eleanor Crowder, this interactive performance is a feast of styles progressing from storytelling to fast-funny physical theatre featuring one of the largest puppets you will ever see!  The show is a passport to explore a wealth of diverse cultures.

  • Fee: $695.00 + HST (funding available for eligible schools)
  • Dates: March 22 – 24 and 29 – 31, 2016
  • Grades: K – 6

All schools welcome.  To book A World of Stories call MASC at 613.725.9119 or click here

Where Poppies Blow – November 2015

Where Poppies Blow

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae / May 3, 1915


Salamander Theatre is proud to present this remount production of Hanah Moscovitch’s powerful and moving play WHERE POPPIES BLOW, which tells of the triumphs and sacrifices of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of an eleven year-old Canadian boy as he witnesses the effects of war on his small Ontario town.

WHERE POPPIES BLOW plays November 2 – 13, 2015 at at schools and general public venues across Ottawa and the Capital Region. To find out how to book this beautiful show for your school, or about special performances for the general public, or to learn of the many discounts and free shows available, please click here.

To find out more please write to info@salamandertheatre.ca


Children Need Theatre

In a must-read article by The Guardian’s Philip Pullman, we here at Salamander Theatre can find our reason for being, and our mission. ”Children need to go to the theatre as much as they need to run about in the fresh air.”

The experience of live theatre is unlike any other form of modern “entertainment”. It requires an infinitely higher level of engagement than the movies, then television, than social media and video games. By the simple fact that theatre presents a reality that is far from real, that is abstract, that requires an audience to fill-in-the-gaps otherwise provided by computer-enhanced graphics, it engages our imagination unlike any other art form.

It is the very limitations of theatre that make it beautiful, and vital.

Just as wonderful, theatre creates community. “Everyone in that big space is alive, and everyone is focused on one central activity. And everyone contributes. The actors and singers and musicians contribute their performance; the audience contribute their attention, their silence, their laughter, their applause, their respect.”

Before we fail our future generations by casting theatre and the arts to the margins as an unnecessary luxuries, conssider the author’s words: “They need these things so much that human rights legislation alone should ensure that they get them.”

Shakespeare Camp 2014-2