Outreach Programs

Addressing barriers to accessing theatre arts and ways to engage with new audiences.

Indigenous Arts Project

Newcomer Arts Project

LGBTQ+ Arts Project

Through an inclusive lens, Theatre Aquarius’ Outreach programs provide children, youth, and young adults from diverse communities across Hamilton with high quality, accessible theatre arts educational programs that are meaningful and relevant. Our programs are collaboratively developed with emerging artists in partnership with a number of community organizations.

Our goal is to address systemic barriers to the performing arts and create safe and inclusive spaces for children and young people. We offer a range of vital Outreach programs including: 

  • Indigenous Arts programs
  • Newcomer Arts programs
  • LGBTQ+ Arts programs
  • Community Night for Underserved Youth
  • Sponsored Theatre School Registrations
    Through storytelling, playwriting, theatre performance, and mask making, our programs foster self-expression, personal growth, self-esteem, communication skills and group bonds, and encourage the sharing of diverse narratives and perspectives.
  • Sponsored Ticket Program
    Through storytelling, playwriting, theatre performance, and drama exercises, our programs foster self-expression, personal growth, self-esteem, communication skills and group bonds, and encourage the sharing of diverse narratives and perspectives. 

For the first time in their lives, our kids were exposed to a world of magic that one can only be exposed to through art. Thank you Theatre Aquarius for opening your doors and exposing newcomer children to the beautiful world of theatre.

Joana Fejzaj

Community Outreach & Partnerships, Empowerment Squared.

Thank you to our Outreach Program Service Organization Partners

We are grateful to the community partners and individuals who have joined us and have welcomed us into their spaces.

Empowerment Squared

Hamilton Regional Indigenous Centre

Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Immigrants Working Centre

Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg

NYA:WEH

Speqtrum

YMCA Newcomer Youth Centre

If you are interested in connecting your community with Theatre Aquarius Outreach, please contact
Jennie Esdale, Program Director,  jesdale@theatreaquarius.org.

Thank You to our Outreach Program Funding Partners

We are grateful for the generosity of community partners, who have supported our vital programs:

Hamilton Community Foundation

Incite Foundation for the Arts

If you are interested in supporting our Outreach programs, please contact Kelly Straughan, Executive Director at kstraughan@theatreaquarius.org or 905.522.7815 ext. 223