100 Schools

100 (more) schools

Following the success of its 2018 launch with the tour of Beethoven Lives Upstairs, 100 Schools returns this season to delight another 100 elementary schools! The program will again travel across the region, transforming school gymnasiums and auditoriums into magical spaces of inspiration and discovery through the power of live theatre. Thanks to the generous support of our donors and sponsors, more than 30,000 elementary students in public, private, and home schools across the region will experience the 2019 100 Schools Tour* – all at no cost to the schools.

“I give it about 100,000 thumbs up” – Grade 4 student, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary

“It was so cool to see. I didn’t know our gym could look like that!” – Grade 8 Student, Lord Elgin Public School

“Watching this performance made me understand how important following your dreams can be” – Grade 7 student, St. Francis Catholic Elementary

Watch for the announcement of the 2019 Touring production!

100 Schools Spring Tour

100 Schools is a program launched in 2017 by the Grand Theatre that tours professional theatre to elementary school gymnasiums and auditoriums across London and the surrounding area at no cost to the schools. “We are so excited to make live theatre accessible to so many students: I believe theatre has the power to change lives when young people have the chance to experience it. - Dennis Garnhum

The Thames Valley District School Board, the London District Catholic School Board, and the Grand worked together to confirm a schedule that took Beethoven Lives Upstairs to 100 schools in the region, including homeschool groups and private schools. “It’s an incredible undertaking to take this show to so many schools, one that would not be possible without the extraordinary commitment of both school boards,” said Deb Harvey, Grand Theatre Executive Director. “The community response to this program, combined with the fantastic level of support from many local partners, has enabled us to make this tour happen.”

Lead Sponsor

Sifton Family Foundation

Program Sponsors

Thames Valley District School Board Libro Westminster College Foundation

Hassan Law London District Catholic School Board

Good Foundation

Also supported by:

Members of the Grand Theatre’s London Proud Club
Mary Gillett

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