Bring the theatre to your students! *LIVE* and Digital Options


Neptune's Tour Company package is perfect for any classroom, featuring a selection of three fantastic productions, study guides and more.

2021's digital TourCo production was a huge success, bringing theatre to hundreds of students across Nova Scotia - and this year we've gone bigger!


Back to School September Sale! (Save 25%) 

$850+HST for one Live performance and our Full Digital Package! 

**The package comes with:

  • One (1) live performance of Birds of a Feather (for grades P-6) or the tandum production Mischief and Colonial Park (for grades 6-12) at your school (max 250 students per performance) March-June 2023 (dates vary depending on the show, specific dates will be announced in November).
  • A digital video presentation package for all 3 of our digital productions: Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Beneath Springhill, and Seeds of Change (digital productions can be shared throughout the entire school with unlimited viewing October-December 2022).
  • Comprehensive study guides with activities curated by the Neptune Theatre School for each production.
  • Additional digital learning package featuring drama games, activities, and crafts for your classroom to enjoy.

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Is your school unable to afford our shows this year? Have you heard of Daytrippers? CLICK HERE to learn more and see if you're eligible for funding, and feel free to reach out to us!


About our LIVE THEATRE

TourCo productions:

Birds of a Feather

By Robert Watson

For grades P-6, April-June 2023

 

While on vacation with her grandma in Hawaii, junior birdwatcher Sarah befriends Violet who introduces her to the world of the Laysan albatross, a native species of bird that has a different kind of family from many others. The girls create a story about Makani and Kainoa, two albatross who are working together to hatch an egg. Through their exploration they learn about compromise, believing in yourself, and that family in all its varieties is made up ofthe people who love you. The birds rejoice when their egg finally hatches and the play concludes with Sarah feeling secure in the knowledge that her family is the perfect one for her.

Mischief & Colonial Park 

in tandem

Mischief by Lisa Nasson

Colonial Park by Shauntay Grant

For grades 7-12 / Post-Secondary, March-April 2023

Two important short plays created by local playwrights come together for one unique 55 minute live theatre experience.

 

Mischief (to be presented in tandem with Colonial Park): A youth activist is questioned by authorities after the statue of Edward Cornwallis loses his head. Brooke Stephens defends her actions while being interrogated in a police station. Inspired by true events, Brooke takes the audience and the hawk-like policewoman through the historical context of Mi'kmaq opression.

Colonial Park (to be presented in tendem with Mischief): In January 2018, two youths watch the removal of the controversial statue of Edward Cornwallis in downtown Halifax. In recent years, Cornwallis' legacy as founder of the City of Halifax has been overshadowed by his infamous 1749 scalping proclamation. The play tells the story of two young people engaged in conversation around Cornwallis, colonialism, and the fall of colonist statues around the world.

One presentation, two incredible stories.


About our Digital Productions

Neptune TourCo Presentations

Unlimited viewing of all three productions for your entire school from October-December 2022. 

Seeds of Change

By Lojo Simon

Recommended for grades P-5

Available for viewing April 2022

Inspired by myth, fairy tale and Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Seeds of Change fosters environmental literacy through the story of an ornery young girl who leaves the isolated Isle of Oro where she grew up and embarks on a journey of discovery about the world and herself. With original songs and puppets, Seeds of Change explores topics in environmental science, including climate change, deforestation, ocean plastic and habitat loss through a story of wonder and empowerment appropriate for K-6th grade students. The play’s poetic language and references to the English literary canon promote literacy in a fun and delightful way.

Check out the trailer here!

Please be advised, this show contains themes of environmental issues and loss of a family member.

Beneath Springhill

By Beau Dixon

Recommended for grades 7-12

Witness the incredible story of Maurice Ruddick, the African-Canadian "singing miner” who survived nine days underground during the historic Springhill mining disaster of 1958. This multi-award-winning one-man show recalls the events, the effect it had on the rural Canadian community, and the racial tension that grew from it. The play is a celebration of hope, courage and community.

Click here for the inside scoop from the show's creator and actors!

Please be advised, this show contains themes of trauma, death, and strong racial language.

 

Dickens' A Christmas Carol

By Jeremy Webb

Recommended for grades 3-12

Back by popular demand, the classic holiday show is brought to life in this very special holiday experience.

Hilarious and sometimes spooky, Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been lovingly recreated for the whole school! Scrooge, Marley, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and three seasonal spirits will fill your classroom with holiday joy!

Have any questions? Click here to check out our FAQ sheet!

 

Interested in workshops at your school or while visiting downtown halifax at our theatre location?

Reach out to us at school@neptunetheatre.com and we can find an option that can work for you. 

 


A special round of applause to our TourCo sponsors!

 

 

And hats off to Daytrippers for helping support schools financially across Canada!

To learn more, and see if your school is eligible for funding, CLICK HERE

 

 


Thanks for sharing the magic of theatre with your classes!

 


Testimonials

"We all LOVED IT!! The kids were enchanted - so much so, they asked to stay in for recess to finish it.... We acted like we were in the theatre space, and they were so excited about seeing a play that some of them 'dressed up' for the second day."

- Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education

"The students laughed a lot! One thing that struck me was how attentive they were to it compared to a YouTube video. I think it's because it's local, and because the video production takes you 'on stage' which makes it gripping."

- Halifax Regional Centre for Education

"It was very easy to access the material, and we were happy with everything. We live on the Shouth Shore, so this isn't something we would have been able to go up to see in the city necessarily."

- South Shore Home School Group

 

Neptune Theatre is located on sacred land that has been the site of human activity since time immemorial. We are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and we acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land.

As artists, we are grateful to work and build community here. As stewards of culture, we are in the process of learning more about how our company can improve our relations with Indigenous People and uphold the values of collaboration and inclusivity in all that we do. 

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