Education & Outreach

ENRICH YOUR EXPERIENCE

Enrich your theatre experience and delve deeper into the stories we present on our stages.

PRE-SHOW CHATS

Begin your night at the theatre by exploring a component of the production you are about to see!  Subscribe to our Pre-Show Chat evening at the John Hirsch Theatre (Series 17E) for an opportunity to learn more about theatre through pre-show conversations with local theatre professionals. 

Each session is planned with that evening’s performance in mind. Past Pre-Show Chats have featured a variety of MTC staff (including carpenters, wardrobe personnel and our associate artistic director), local actors, choreographers, and more! 

The half-hour session begins at 6:45pm, and before one of the six Pre-Show Chat evenings, a backstage tour will be offered at 6:00pm. 

Pre-Show Chats are free with your ticket!

The Pre-Show Chat schedule for our 17/18 season will be posted in the fall.

TALKBACK SERIES

Actors return to the stage for an enlightening post-show question-and-answer session with audience members following Tuesday evening and the final Wednesday matinee performances at the John Hirsch Mainstage and Tuesday evening and Thursday matinee performances at the Tom Hendry Warehouse. 

PLAY ON WORDS

Royal MTC is pleased to announce Play on Words, a partnership with the Winnipeg Public Library which will bring you even more opportunities to enrich your theatre experience!

Check out our librarian-recommended resources to better connect with the stories on our stages, public presentations by artists and experts, playwrighting workshops and more!

There are 1.4 million books, magazines, movies, audiobooks, eBooks and more at Winnipeg Public Library. And all you need to borrow them is your library card. There are 20 locations throughout the city, and there's an online catalogue for requesting items for pick up at your library of convenience. An online e-Library has thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks and more! All free to use with your library card. Visit us online at winnipeg.ca/library.

FACILITY TOURS

Provides a look behind-the-scenes at Royal MTC for interested groups to gain a unique perspective on how we produce the plays you see on stage.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE

Each season Royal MTC offers one ASL-interpreted performance for members of the Deaf community. The performance is held at the Tom Hendry Warehouse, where good sightlines ensure that patrons don't miss any of the action. To book tickets, please contact the box office at 204 942 6537. Royal MTC reserves the right to cancel this performance if no tickets are booked within 48 hours of the show.

YOUTH PROGRAMMING

Inspired by our co-founders John Hirsch and Tom Hendry and their commitment to young theatre goers, Royal MTC encourages youth to experience live theatre through affordable subscriptions, discount ticket prices and our Backstage Pass program. Click the links to the left for more information.

For information about enriching your theatre experience, please contact our Education & Community Engagement Manager at 204 934 0304.