Explore The World Through Theatre

Creating great experiences in schools for over 40 years.

Trickster Theatre presents week long in-person theatre programs for schools as well as in-person 2 day workshops


Co-create an original performance with professional artists

In one week we will help create an original performance with up to 600 actors of any grade combination.

We will provide the lights, curtains, sound props and costumes to make the show look great.

Our artists will produce, direct and choreograph the show, as well as act in it with you.

There are 12 common themes that we work with, but you are free to choose any brand new theme as well.

Our program is available to all schools in the province – no matter where you are.

There is 50-75% funding support available through The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Up to $15,000 per school is possible.  The application deadline for residencies for 2024-25 is May 1, 2024.

2 Day Workshops

We will be offering 2-day workshops based on storytelling and the new science curriculum in the Calgary area in the spring of 2024.

An artist will come into your classroom and lead activities and short “plays” that can explore the available organizing ideas.

The artist will combine the activities with slide shows of supporting material.

More info coming soon!

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We believe in our community and we believe in supporting students with programs that make it possible for every student to reach their full potential. We accept donations and sponsorships and thank those who support us as we bring Trickster Theatre to as many schools as possible.

As the week unfolded I could see the benefits of providing the movement patterns and the time to orally rehearse before writing.

- Elbow Park School, Calgary 2018-19

Our residency was a unifying and motivating experience that we used as a way to begin our year long inquiry about children’s rights.

- Lisa McConnell, Teacher, North Haven School, Calgary

Trickster helped our students come alive in physical theatre and showed them another way to learn. Students were enthusiastic, creative, took risks and looked invincible on stage. Students have created memories that will stay with them for many years to come.

- Barb Davis, Waverly Elementary School, Edmonton 2019-20

If you ever have the opportunity to have Trickster take over your school for a week do not turn it down! This non-stop, fun filled residency will have students learning in a whole new way. Some students that are struggling with personal trials were able to bond with their classmates and forget their troubles for a little while they were learning and that was the most beautiful thing to see.

- Jenn Thompson, St John Paul II Catholic School, Grande Prairie 2018-19

I like the fact that the Residency Tricksters allow the students to play a big role in creating this moment. It was about the students. They created the play and acted the play. It allowed the students to show their hidden talents.

- Yvette, Rainbow Lake School, Rainbow Lake 2018-19