Performances

Our performances happen three times throughout the year. We strive for a mix of live performances that will offer families different styles of stage acts and try to have some or all of our shows include a workshop portion so kids get a chance to experience the performing arts.

All shows take place at Lakefield College School, Bryan Jones Theatre

Our October 28th show starts at 3pm and our other two shows, on February 3rd and April 14th, begin at 2pm. They are an hour to an hour- an-a-half. 

2018 – 2019 Season

Sunday, October 28th, 2018   3:00pm

Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts – Circus Arts Performance and Workshop- BUY TICKETS

Be entertained and amazed with a thrilling variety of Circus Arts including:  aerial silks, cyrwheel, hula hoop and glow poi. This show also includes a workshop where audience members have the opportunity to try out hula hoop dance and poi spinning to get a personal experience with the circus arts! The video below shows some clips of Aerial Silks skills – strong muscles required!

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019   2:00pm

Beany John and the Lakefield College School Dance Team –  BUY TICKETS

Beany John shares the traditional art of Hoop Dancing blended with contemporary music. She is both a teacher of hoop dance and an innovative performer, whose contemporary style incorporates elements of hip hop. Watch Beany John in the video below perform at the Bata Shoe Museum’s programming.

Sunday April 14th, 2019   2:00pm

To Be Determined Theatre – The Paper Bag Princess: A Musical –  BUY TICKETS

Our final show of the season brings to life, the Robert Munsch classic The Paper Bag Princess. Action packed and filled with live music, singing, and adventure around every corner, this fun adaptation is a perfect fit for all ages! 

No video to share with a To Be Determined Theatre Company cast, but the image below represents the quality set design and character engagement.

See the performances below that we’ve brought to Lakefield in the past

2017-2018 Season

Sunday, October 1st, 2017 – The Fitzgeralds

This show is a rare combination of high-energy fiddling, mind-blowing step dancing, exceptional musicianship and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages. Check out the video below to see The Fitzgeralds in action at Appaloosa Festival.

Sunday February 4th, 2018 – Comedy in Motion with Bob Cates

He keeps the crowd laughing with fast paced comedy routines involving advanced juggling, wild unicycling and balancing skills, black light laser props, and an insane plate spinning finale that has to be seen to be believed. Watch these clips of Bob’s past performance for a small taste of how great this show will be!

Rescheduled to April 21 due to weather –April 15, 2017 – Jimmy Chapman, NRG Breakdancing – performance and workshop

Professional breakdancer and choreographer Jimmy Chapman performs and leads an all-ages workshop in the Lakefield College School’s gymnasium. Watch this video and tell us you don’t want to be there just for the fun … and maybe to get a few tips on how to move your body like they do!

2016-2017 Season

Sunday, April 30th, 2017 – Fana Soro –Yamo! Yamo!

Fana Soro is a hereditary master musician of the Senoufo people and his performance shares the soaring melodies, driving rhythms and spirited dances of ancient West Africa performing arts. Here are a few clips of a performance by Fana Soro  at a school.

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 – Shoestring Opera –Hansel and Gretel

A short clip of a past performance of Shoestring Opera’s Hansel and Gretel

Sunday, November 13th, 2016 – Bboyizm- The Evolution of Bboying

Here’s a promotion video from Bboyism to get a sneak peak at what they’ll be performing at our upcoming show.

Kids of all ages are always welcome and are expected to behave like children: to squirm, clap, change seats and squeal. Members of the audience are often invited to participate.

The Bryan Jones Theatre is a very comfortable, welcoming space where families can move around and enjoy each other as well as the show.

Buy your tickets online and come out and join us!

musical performance - 2 men playing wind intruments

Our May 2012 show – Sheesham and Lotus entertained young and old with a mix of musical talents.

2015–2016 Season

Sunday, November 1, 2015 — Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre presents The Last Polar Bears
Sunday January 10, 2016 — Puzzle Theatre presents Plastique
Sunday April 17, 2016 — Dufflebag Theatre Company presents The Three Musketeers

30 Year Anniversary Show

Sunday June 21, 2015 — Rockgarden Party was our free-for-all show celebrating 30 years of bringing live performances to Lakefield!

2014–2015 Season

Sunday 26 Oct 2014 — TorQ Percussion Quartet
Sunday 18 Jan 2015 — Little Red Theatre presents Anansi Spider Tales
Sunday 31 May 2015 — Cadence

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