The Citadel Theatre believes that young people are integral to the artistic fabric of our community, and we are committed to programming and initiatives that develop their creative voices and encourage their participation.
Students Club offers a unique glimpse into the world of professional theatre to a wide range of local junior and senior high school students. Prior to select performances of each of our main stage shows, members are invited to participate in a highly engaging, interactive workshop with one of our region’s talented theatre artists, covering some aspect of theatre – from choreography to design, from stage combat to Shakespeare. Following the performance, students stay for an informative talkback with members of the production’s cast and crew.
For more information on Students Club, or to become a part of the program, please contact our Group Sales Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students Club Ticket Options
We offer flexible booking options for schools interested in joining Students Club. The 6-show package includes our full Mainstage season (The Importance of Being Earnest, Little Shop of Horrors, Rubaboo, The Sound of Music, The Mountaintop and The Three Musketeers), or you can also create a 3-show package with any of the previously listed shows, or just attend a single production of your choice. For any booking questions or requests, please contact our Education & Group Sales Coordinator at email@example.com.
Download our Students Club Information Package for a detailed look at our season:
Students Club Facilitator
The Students Club Facilitator guides the students through the entire Students Club experience. The Facilitator collaborates with Edmonton’s top teaching artists in creating interactive pre-show workshops inspired by each play, giving students a hands-on opportunity to learn techniques of the trade. Then, following the evening’s performance, the Facilitator hosts a talkback with actors from the play where students can ask questions and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creative process.
Students Club Facilitator
Ellen Chorley is an Edmonton-based playwright, producer, performer and arts educator. She is the current Festival Director of Nextfest (Edmonton’s annual emerging arts festival), the Academy Director of the Theatre Network Summer Academy, an acting and playwrighting teacher for Foote Theatre School at the Citadel, and produces theatre for young audiences under the banner of Promise Productions. As a playwright, Ellen has had plays produced all over Canada and recently her play “Everybody Loves Robbie” won the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama at the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards. Ellen believes that arts education is vital to the development of young people and she is passionate about using the medium of theatre to create community and belonging. Check Ellen out online at www.ellenchorley.com.