Student Workshops

Grades 2 through 7
Grades 8 through 12

“Theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.” –Willem Dafoe

TheatreLab is designed to introduce children to the world of theatre by connecting them with a qualified theatre professional. We work with ArtStarts’ Artists in the Classroom (AIC) program to bridge the gap between artists and students, creating enriching learning experiences. These workshops introduce the concepts of physical theatre that are appropriate for each age group, and explores creativity, self-expression and imagination.

Now Booking for 2017–2018 school year!

To bring TheatreLab to your school, please contact Chris McGregor at or 604 669 0631. More details below about the workshop programs below.


Grades 2-7 Workshop

Children will develop skills in self-expression and communication using Axis' unique style of physical theatre. Through a variety of games and imaginative, team-building exercises, children will explore their creativity by adapting classic fairy-tales for their teachers and peers in a final production of three performance adaptations. It's theatre by kids for kids! This workshop is five hours long and is led by Axis' Artistic Director, Chris McGregor. Chris will lead the children in developing their character and script, while encouraging them to employ their imagination and fully express themselves.

Grades 8-12 Workshop

Students will explore a variety of games and exercises to develop the basic skills for performing, while learning the elements of Commedia Dell ‘Arte, clown and comedic acting. Participants will study the stock characters in Commedia and how to physically play them on stage by engaging in character development improvisation exercises. These workshops will stretch students’ imagination by offering a glimpse into the world of physical theatre in a fun, supportive environment taught by Axis' Artistic Director, Chris McGregor. This program works well in conjunction to high school theatre programs and can be booked for one or more sessions. Cost varies based on your specific program requirements.

Bring TheatreLab to your school

To bring TheatreLab to your school, please contact Chris McGregor at or 604 669 0631.