Carousel Theatre for Young People inspires young people, families and artists with playful, accessible theatrical experiences which strive for artistic excellence. We support and educate emerging artists and audiences while enriching their hearts and minds.
• Artistic Excellence
Carousel Theatre for Young People is the leader in engaging young people in the transformative power of live theatre at its dedicated facility for the production and performance of Theatre for Young Audiences.
Carousel Theatre for Young People (CTYP) was incorporated in 1976 and has produced 150 plays. In its early years the company performed at several venues in Vancouver including the Arts Club Seymour Street and the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. CTYP has been based on Granville Island since 1981, where we operate a small arts complex that includes administrative offices, rehearsal halls and a costume shop.
The company’s dedication to artistic excellence has resulted in critical acclaim and twelve Jessie Awards in the Theatre for Young Audiences category, with 53 nominations in the past five seasons.
Each season approximately 40 000 young people and their families benefit from CTYP’s diverse programming and activities, which include a Mainstage season of Literary Classics, a summer Teen Shakespeare Program, and a year-round Theatre School for young people aged 3 to 17 years.
1411 CARTWRIGHT ST
Contact Name:Aliyah Amarshi, General Manager