Youth Engagement

Our Youth Engagement programs aim to deepen the theatre experience for young audiences and emerging artists through our plays, varied practical learning opportunities, and professional mentorship. These programs foster community, engage the inquisitive mind, and bring young audiences and artists together in an exchange around our work.

We believe that early exposure to theatre is essential to learning and development and positively impacts the creativity and overall performance of the young people in our community. It is this belief that fuels our dedication to making ATP, and the contemporary live theatre we create, accessible to ALL youth – no matter their economic status, race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, disability or sexual orientation. The plays on our stage include a wide range of stories and perspectives, reflecting our community in all its diversity and are in sync with what it means to be alive right now.

Driven by an attitude of curiosity in all we do, we encourage a sense of discovery in the young people who engage with us. We delight in seeing young minds and hearts opened through the life-changing experience of theatre.

Youth belong here at ATP

Curious to find out more?

Contact our Youth Engagement Manager, Talore Peterson at or 403-294-7475 (ext 1098)

Our programs are made possible thanks to the support of the following:

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Youth Engagement Programs (click on the title link for more details)

That $10 Ticket Thing presented by TD

The BEST deal in town! One night per production at ATP is dedicated to That $10 Ticket Thing, which allows any student of any age (holding a valid Student ID) the opportunity to see live theatre for just $10.
And, brand new for the 2016-2017 Season, we are excited to announce That $10 Ticket Subscription presented by TD! Students can secure their seat, skip the line-up, and see all six plays for only $60!

Student Matinee Series

  • The Last Wife  by Kate Henning • September 27
  • To the Light by Evelyne De La Chenelière, English Translation by John Murrell  •  Oct 25
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Adapted by Joseph RobinetteNovember 23, 28, 29, 30, December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 19
  • Empire of the Son by Tetsuro Shigematsu • Jan 18
  • Constellations by Nick Payne •  March 8
  • GLORY by Tracy Power •  April 12

Free Student Programs

  • Backstage Tours
  • Job Shadowing
  • Conversations with Artists

Intern & Apprenticeship Programs

  • D. Michael Dobbin Apprentice Program
  • University of Calgary Internship Program

FRESH PRINTS Student Writers Group

Raucous Caucus

  • March 2 & 3, 2018


One of our goals in Youth Engagement is to work hand in hand with the teachers in our community who are on the front lines of the ever-evolving education system and our first and best resource. We love your feedback and support and need your input in order to facilitate the most positive experience for all young people in Calgary.