THEATRE DIRECT CANADA
Out of a passionate belief that children in their early years of development should be exposed to aesthetically-rich and stimulating arts experiences Theatre Direct conceived the WeeFestival of Theatre and Culture for Early Years. The festival launched in 2014, and now returns for its third instalment with an exciting line-up of events and performances from internationally celebrated artists.
From May 11 – 21, 2018, the WeeFestival will feature productions by acclaimed companies specializing in theatre for the very young from South Africa, Italy, Germany, France, Quebec, and Ontario. Whether for babies and toddlers, preschoolers, or kindergarteners, each show has been created with the emotional and social developmental needs and interests of young children and are presented in intimate venues to ensure every child is close to the action and fully immersed in the experience. In addition to engaging theatre productions, the festival will offer a range of multi-disciplinary programming designed to engage little ones and their parents.
We strive to create an entirely inclusive and accessible cultural experience for all children and their grownups. Every show is performed in intimate settings, has been carefully researched and developed especially for the unique developmental stage of their intended young audience. When you support the WeeFestival, you’re demonstrating your belief in the importance of “arts from the start”!
Each year of the festival we ask individual supporters and families to donate, if they can, to keep the WeeFestival accessible. Your donations ensure that we can keep ticket prices low and provide free programming to schools, daycares and families across the GTA. This year WeeFestival was honoured to receive an anonymous family donation of $10,000! We are hoping to match this incredible donation with the help of families and individuals like you. Help us achieve our goal!
Spark a life-long love of the arts and change tomorrow by supporting the WeeFestival today!