Geordie Theatre provokes thought, fires up the imagination, and seeks to encourage and challenge our audience. We celebrate the art of theatre and its social and global impact by working with emerging and established professional artists from various disciplines and cultural backgrounds to create works that are provocative, relevant and enchanting; inspiring dialogue between communities, children and parents as well as teachers and students of all ages. We look to build relationships with and extend our audience through inclusive practices and by visiting far-reaching communities in Quebec and abroad. Since 1980, Geordie has been producing and presenting plays that are important to young people; stories that are uniquely related to them in a context that reflects the world around them and their personal experiences at home. They are always about fostering the voice of young people and giving them a vessel in which they are represented, listened to, and encouraged while inspiring dialogue with the adults in their lives about what they see and recognize.
What We Do
We are an award-winning professional theatre company that has presented live English-language productions for young audiences in Quebec and abroad since 1980. Pushing artistic boundaries with provocative and important stories, Geordie delivers more than 200 performances each season and reaches more than 40,000 young people and their communities annually.
Our 7-month 2Play Tour (the longest in Canada) travels over 35,000 km every year across Eastern Canada (Quebec, Ontario and parts of the Maritimes), visiting schools, theatres, libraries and community centres. For many years we have been the only company to visit all of Quebec’s regions including communities that have little-to-no access to professional theatre.
Our Mainstage Series invites general audiences from Montreal and away to our theatre! Featuring fresh theatrical adaptations of celebrated stories, new works, and presented productions from the city and across the country, this series of programming welcomes families of all ages; giving our young audiences new perspectives through the lens of insightful and beautiful theatre while giving the adults in their lives a way to engage in important conversations on the world around the
Revamped in 2010, our acclaimed Geordie Theatre School (GTS) offers a series of public and after-school classes and workshops where children and teens build a solid foundation in acting taught by passionate and caring professional educators and artists. The school bases its curriculum surrounding fundamental values of Confidence, Creativity, and Craft where we not only encourage the value of theatre for young people but also offer important tools in fostering exceptional leaders of tomorrow.