Audience/Age Policies for our Plays

Age Policies and Recommendations for the 2015/16 Season

At CTYP, we believe that young people should have the very best possible theatre experience. We develop and craft our plays for very specific age groups – each story is a wonderful opportunity to inspire, challenge and learn. To that end, we develop specific age policies for each of our plays. A lot of care and thought is given in choosing these policies. Babies and younger children need a very gentle theatre experience: bright lights, colours and sounds can be startling. Older children are ready to be challenged and immersed in the experience.

If you have any questions about our age policies, please give us a call, we’d love to hear from you!

Where the Wild Things Are is for Ages 3+ (no babes in arms or children under 3 except for the special All Ages Performance)
James and the Giant Peach is recommended for Ages 6+ (no babes in arms or children under 3 years)
Go, Dog. Go! is for Ages 3+ (no babes in arms or children under 3 except for the special All Ages Performances)
The Jungle Book is for Ages recommended for Ages 6+ (no babes in arms or children under 3 years)
Dot & Ziggy (2015) and On My Walk (2016) are for Newborns to Age 3 and their parent(s)/caregiver(s)/families.

Why does CTYP have age policies and recommendations?

We create and develop our productions for specific age groups. Children younger than three years require specifically designed productions that match their development, like Dot & Ziggy or On My Walk, or a special all ages performance where we modify lighting and sound levels to create a gentler environment.

 We encourage you to bring your children to live theatre experiences developed specifically for their age range, so that they can benefit most from their experience.

Young children may become frightened or disruptive at a production geared for older children. This is unfair to young people and parents who have purchased tickets and are looking forward to being immersed in the theatrical experience. Bright lights, a dark auditiorium and sound effects can be startling and scary for young children, toddlers and infants.

All young people under the age of fourteen years must be accompanied by an adult.

Gentle Reminders:
– Photography of any kind is not permitted in the theatre
– Please turn off all cell phones for the duration of the performance
– Please wait to discuss the show at intermission or after the show ends (even whispers carry)
– Please refrain from eating or drinking in the theatre. Bottled water is permitted
– If your young guest needs a time out, please exit to the lobby and an usher will reseat at a convenient interval
– Please refrain from wearing strong scents for the comfort of patrons with allergies

For more information please contact our box office at (604) 685-6217.

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