Each November and December regional School Theatrical Arts Recognition, or STAR Festivals take place across Canada. A regional theatre festival is a one or two day event where students get to perform and watch performances. Select regions also offer workshops! The purpose of Regionals are to create an event that: builds community, celebrates educational theatre and facilitates student learning! Students can take their work from Regionals, to Nationals in a variety of locations across Canada.
OUR 2023 REGIONAL THEATRE FESTIVALS WILL TAKE PLACE IN: Victoria BC - University of Victoria - DECEMBER 15th Nanaimo BC - Vancouver Island University - DECEMBER 14th Vancouver BC - Simon Fraser University - Vancouver Campus - DECEMBER 12th Surrey BC - Bell Center for the Performing Arts - NOVEMBER 27th Abbotsford BC - University of the Fraser Valley - Abbotsford Campus - DECEMBER 8th Kelowna BC - University of British Columbia Okanagan - DECEMBER 15th Prince George BC - Theatre North West - DECEMBER 13th Calgary AB - Beddington Arts Center/Storybook Theatre - NOVEMBER 30th Edmonton AB - University of Alberta - DECEMBER 15th Moose Jaw SK - SDA Member High School TBD - DECEMBER 8th & 9th Winnipeg MB - University of Winnipeg - DECEMBER 16th & 17th North Bay ON - West Ferris Secondary School - NOVEMBER 2nd & 3rd Niagara ON - Brock University - DECEMBER 14th Toronto ON - York University - DECEMBER 13th Waterloo Region ON - University of Waterloo - DECEMBER 13th Ottawa ON - University of Ottawa - DECEMBER 13th Montreal QC - John Abbott College - JANUARY 11th 2024 Rothesay NB - Rothesay Netherwood School - OCTOBER 20th Halifax NS - Dalhousie University - DECEMBER 8th St John's NL - Arts & Cultural Center or Memorial University - NOVEMBER 17th Online - Our portal will be open from NOVEMBER 1st to DECEMBER 10th for recorded thespy submissions for those schools not able to attend an active region! 2024 we will also look to add: Whitehorse YT Kamloops BC Lethbridge AB Saskatoon SK Brandon MB Thunder Bay ON Windsor ON Mississauga ON York/Peel ON Sherbrooke QC Moncton NB Cape Breton NS and PEI To find out more information and get your school signed up to participate please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Theatre Festival Costs - Students only pay $16.00 and it is only $11.00 for Inducted Theatrical Arts Guild (TAG) member students to perform. For that cost they can enter up to three different categories at festival and attend any workshops offered. Students who want to come and only watch the action and participate in workshops pay $6.00 each.