Theatre Camps

2018 Festival Antigonish Children’s Theatre Camps Poster

Please note that completed registration forms must be submitted with the registration fee for the camper to be considered enrolled in the camp. For questions, call our box office at (902) 867-3333 or boxoffice@festivalantigonish.comThe form and the fee can be mailed in or dropped off in person to:

Bauer Theatre
PO Box 5000
Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

Student Bursary Available
Doucette-Thomason Award Student Bursary Application
The Doucette-Thomason Award was created to recognize an outstanding Festival Antigonish volunteer. In their honour, a bursary or bursaries will be awarded to promote inclusion and accessibility to Festival Antigonish theatre camps. Partial and limited bursaries will be awarded based on: financial need, commitment to full participation, and interest in drama and performance. For consideration, please complete both pages of the application and return by June 14th.


Creative Drama for Kids
(Ages 6 – 8)
Camp #1: July 30-August 3, 1-5 pm (Cost $140)
Camp #2: August 13 -17, 1 pm – 5 pm (Cost $140)

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Wolves, brave kids in the woods and magical creatures will come to life in this drama camp for kids. Through games, improvisation and theatre exercises designed especially for this age group, students will exercise their bodies and their imaginations. Using traditional Fairy Tales as inspiration, students will explore characterization and storytelling in a cooperative atmosphere. A short presentation on the final afternoon will round out the experience.

Acting Out
(Ages 9 – 12)
August 7 – 10, 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: $250

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Students will create their own mystery story in this exciting full-time camp. Fun exercises and games are designed to build characters and learn how to stage a play. Vocal and physical improvisation will help build confidence, engage the imagination, and develop presentation skills, all in an atmosphere of fun and friendship. Students will present their newly created play on the final afternoon of the week.


About the Instructors

Gina Thornhill

Gina is a Halifax based theatre maker. She is a founding member of the perfectly ridiculous clown troupe; Tea Time Creation co. She is often teaching musical theatre at Neptune Theatre School. Select theatre credits: Juliet – Romeo and Juliet: A Drink Along (Tea Time Creation Co.) Conni – Pugwash (Ship’s Company Theatre) Grace – Slut: The Play (Luna Sea Theatre) M- The Blazing World (Villian’s Theatre). Upcoming: Some Blow Flutes written by Mary Vingoe

Sam Vigneault

Sam Vigneault is a Dartmouth born actor and musician, and a graduate from the Fountain School of Performing Arts acting program (2017). Sam is excited to have the opportunity to perform at Festival Antigonish this summer, playing the role of Archie in Mike Kenny’s Big Sister, Little Brother. Having lots of family in Cape Breton, Sam has travelled through Antigonish many times, and is looking forward to finally spending some time there! 

Selected theatre credits: King Arthur (Opera Nova Scotia/ Zuppa Theatre), Bone Cage (Matchstick Theatre), Nine Compositions: Interactions with Art (HTYP), Seasonal Affective Dramas (Taboo Theatre), A Herman Tale/ Goodbye Marianne (TNB). 


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