Education & Outreach


Are you a Grade 11 or 12 student with a passion for the performing arts? WE WANT YOU!

Backstage Pass is a free high school subscription program that takes place over six Wednesdays during the academic year. Applications are open to all students in grades 11 and 12 with a keen interest in the performing arts, giving them an opportunity to take an in-depth look at theatre. No experience is necessary – just a love of theatre and willingness to learn and have fun!

Each session starts at 10 am with a workshop tailored to our current John Hirsch Mainstage production and is led by a member of Manitoba’s professional theatre community. Past topics have included the audition process, stage combat, dialects, set design, playwriting and more. After lunch, students attend the matinee performance in the John Hirsch Theatre. The day concludes after our post-show Talkback (approximately 4:45 pm).

2017/18 Backstage Pass Dates:

  • Nov 8
  • Dec 13
  • Jan 31
  • Mar 7
  • Apr 11
  • May 16

Applying is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Complete our application form and submit a letter of application highlighting your interest in the Backstage Pass program.
  2. Include a letter of recommendation from a teacher outlining your enthusiasm, commitment, ability to collaborate, strengths and challenges.
  3. Don’t forget to include contact info for you AND your recommending teacher.

Application Deadline for the 2017/18 school year: October 2.



For more information about student group tickets, please contact:
Elena Anciro, Education & Community Engagement Manager
204 934 0304 •