Geordie Theatre School (GTS) Bursary Fund

The GTS Bursary Fund offers scholarships to benefit youth from families in lower economic backgrounds and allows them the opportunity to engage in the performing arts with professional artists. The GTS Bursary allows even more youth to increase their confidence, creativity and craft through a dynamic introduction to theatre.

The GTS Bursary Fund began in 2016 with the generous support of the Evenko Foundation which enabled us to provide full scholarships for our Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 sessions to 18 youth from lower income families who would not normally have been able to engage in theatre training.

"Finally, an inclusive program giving kids the occasion to try theatre. My daughter enjoyed her experience and I was amazed with what she learned in her classes. When I asked her what she liked about her theatre classes, she spontaneously replied: everything!" - parent of a 6 year old bursary recipient

"I’m almost 13 and this is my first year at Geordie Theatre School. It’s fun, awesome and allows me to be as creative as I can be. The scholarship they gave us was extremely helpful and my family and I really appreciate it. GTS is an amazing experience and I enjoy it very much." - 13 year old bursary recipient

"I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be an actor and I would really wish that many other kids can also participate in this theater class and share the joy with me. I enjoy Geordie theater school because they have great activities, great games and good teachers. So, thank you Geordie Theater School." - 9 year olds bursary recipient

For this coming 2017-18 season, we are reaching out to funding bodies, corporations and individuals alike so that the GTS Bursary Fund can keep inspiring the next generation of theatre makers. Every donation helps so if you would like to learn more about the GTS Bursary Fund or to make a donation, please contact GTS Director, Jessica Abdallah.

Jessica Abdallah
GTS Director, Geordie Theatre School
Phone: 514-845-9810
Fax: 514-845-3634