Support Successful Youth Programs
Help support current successful programs for youth, and expand our youth programming building blocks into other exciting arenas, so that we may engage and expose as many people as possible to the magic of live theatre.
Annual High School Musical Project
This musical starring high school students creates a cluster of arts-related activity. It draws students from high schools with positions available in all aspects of performance and production, including stage management, technical, set construction, and wardrobe. The program is offered free of charge, thereby removing some of the financial barriers to participation.
Youth Musical Theatre Training Programs
These classes and workshops – which are offered year-round throughout the province of Ontario – foster and develop skills useful not only for performers, but well-rounded, socially engaged young community citizens.
Youth Education & Outreach Programs
This hands-on learning complements our popular School Matinee program, which provides subsidized access to over 10,000 students each year, along with free study guides to help teachers link content to the provincial curriculum. Future program expansion will include in-school workshops, classes, and readings that provide grassroots access to the arts by taking live theatre directly into the classroom.
Technical Arts Learning Opportunities
Opportunities to learn about the technical components of live theatre production (sets, lighting, sound, wardrobe, paint, and props) serve as solid building blocks for exploring hands-on training through high school co-op placements and our Technical Arts training program for young adults.
Theatre For Young Audiences
This initiative will gear programming towards young people, their families, teachers, and peers in a space of joy, wonder, surprise, and connection. With roots in education, it will encompass the presentation of musicals, plays, dance, music and puppetry attended by, and created for, younger audiences.
The Young Company
This year-long advanced training and mentorship program will be geared to aspiring artists wishing to pursue post-secondary education and a career in the theatre. Youth will creative and perform a topical production on stages and events across the province, while receiving training towards their continued professional development.
How To Give
Online: To donate online please choose a giving level below, and you will be linked to the Drayton Entertainment website to complete your donation. Alternatively, you may call our friendly Box Office at 1-855-372-9866.
Mail: Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy, 145 Northfield Dr. W., Unit C, Waterloo, ON N2L 5J3 Drayton Entertainment Charitable Business Number 12591 1313 RR0001
Tax Receipts: Tax receipts are issued for the full value of all donations. Payment plans are available at select giving levels.
Youth Academy Programs Supporting Level Gift
$50 - $249
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Youth Academy Programs Lead Level Gift
$250 - $2,500
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For donations over $2,500, please contact:
Director of Development
Phone: (519) 621-5511 ext. 233