Camps and Classes

Camps and Classes at First Light Theatre




Modelled on our popular summer camp, this one week March Break Creative Drama Camp experience will immerse young people aged 6-10 in the creative process through games and activities in vocal and physical expression, focus and communication, listening and working as an ensemble. And all of this fun activity helps build a variety of skills while they work towards the presentation of a variety of completed scenes, monologues and ensemble pieces on the final day for parents and friends.


New Canadian Kid


A classic tale of a newcomer trying to fit in, New Canadian Kid approaches the concept of immigration by allowing the audience to see life through the eyes of recent immigrants.

by Dennis Foon

FLT is proud to present this play about the experiences of Nick, a boy from “Homeland” who is having trouble adjusting to his new country – Canada.  Written by Canadian playwright Dennis Foon almost 30 years ago, this play remains one of the most popular and commonly performed shows for young audiences in North America.  Presented by FLT in 2014 for Upper Grand elementary schools, we will be re-mounting New Canadian Kid the last week of April for approximately 1500 elementary school kids in the KW Catholic District School Board.  The show will again be directed by Rosemary Walton, Artistic Director at FLT, and happily, all of our actors from the 2014 production are available and excited to perform in 2016. New Canadian Kid is particularly meaningful and relevant this year in light of arrival of Syrian refugees in Canada this year.  Let’s help our school kids understand the plight of these ‘new Canadian kids’.

Young Players Stage


Young Stage Players - First Light Theatre

Our Newest Programme

This exciting new after school programme was a great success this past year, running in several selected schools in Guelph and will start back up this fall for the 2015-16 school year.  Through the YOUNG STAGE PLAYERS programme, participants learn, rehearse and perform a complete short play with minimal set, props and costume pieces – for friends, family and their school audience. Students are grouped according to their grade.  Grades 1 – 3, Grades 4 – 6, Grades 7 and 8.