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School Field Trips

At the Fredericton Playhouse, we know that learning can happen outside of the classroom, and we believe there is value in visiting the theatre at a young age. That’s why each year we offer a series of school matinée field trips and Playhouse tours designed to expose students to the magic of live, professional performing arts. Our series offers performances for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in music and theatre.

Our 2022-23 season includes three dynamic performances in a variety of genres including theatre, puppetry, circus arts, music, and spoken word. Study guide activities are available for most shows, allowing teachers to connect the students’ experience to the curriculum.

Classes also have the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at how a professional performance venue operates with a Fredericton Playhouse tour. Tours include a trip to the fly floor, spotlight booth and dressing rooms, as well as an onstage lighting and sound demonstration.

The Fredericton Playhouse School Series presents:

Thèâtre de l'Oeil's Blue Marco. Nov. 14, 10am (SOLD OUT) & 12 pm. Grades K-4

L'Aubergine's Ripopée. March 27, 10am. Grades K-7

Shaun Boothe: Unauthorized Biography Series. May 2, 10am & 12pm. Grades 4-12

For full show details, please refer to the 2022-23 School Field Trip Brochure.

Theatre New Brunswick presents:

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberly. Dec. 9, 10am

By Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon

In this delightful companion play to Miss Bennet, Gunderson and Melcon once again bring Austen’s beloved characters to the stage for a yuletide sequel to Pride and Prejudice. While last year’s production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley depicted the newly wed Darcys’ Christmas gathering on the ground floor of Pemberley, The Wickhams takes audiences to the downstairs servants’ quarters for that same celebration. Mrs. Reynolds, a no-nonsense housekeeper; Cassie, an eager new maid; and Brian, a lovesick footman, are bustling with preparations for holiday guests. But their work is interrupted by the midnight arrival of the definitely not invited Mr. Wickham—Lydia’s rogue of a husband and Mr. Darcy’s sworn enemy. The Wickhams is a charming holiday tale that explores the confines of class and the generosity of forgiveness.