A busy 25th anniversary season for the Gimquat!

25 YEARS...

HUNDREDS OF SHOWS...

MORE THAN A QUARTER MILLION AUDIENCE MEMBERS... AND STILL GOING STRONG!
This year, our heart-warming story about a down-hearted bird who travels through time and across continents to find her song, celebrates a remarkable quarter-century milestone. In the past 25 years, 59 orchestras on three continents have presented Gimquat to their audiences, including many repeat ...

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Next season will be a season of firsts; including presenting a show in both English and Cantonese!


We're thrilled to be working with three new partner orchestras next season. First with the Macao Orchestra, where we'll present our very own Peter and the Wolf, in both English and Cantonese. The show returns later on in the season (just in English this time) when we work with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra for the first time ...

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This month, Platypus Theatre sold out concert halls in North Carolina and California


This month we had the pleasure of working with the North Carolina Symphony to present one of our most requested original shows - Emily Saves the Orchestra. Last year, as part of our 25th anniversary season, we commissioned beautiful new illustrations and promotional photos for each of the eight shows on our roster. As you can see here, the North Carolina ...

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An excellent premiere with the Santa Rosa Symphony

Parent comment: "We really loved your performance yesterday and especially the opportunity for audience participation! My daughter was thrilled to be the Cat and my nephew was the old Grandfather. Thank you..."

WE HAD A FANTASTIC FIRST TIME WORKING WITH THE SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY THIS PAST WEEKEND

This past Sunday, we headed to Santa Rosa, California, to present Peter and ...

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Happy Holidays from across the Americas!

Happy holidays from across the americas

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Platypus Theatre triumphs in Singapore and Malaysia

THE REVIEWS ARE IN! SINGAPORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S AUDIENCES LOVED PLATYPUS THEATRE!
The first stop of our tour gave us the pleasure of working with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra to present Emily Saves the Orchestra. The show is a feast for the senses with colourful props, masks, drama and dance, and was a smash hit with spectators in Singapore. Watch ...

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Choose from eight captivating classical music concerts for young audiences

Choose one of our eight captivating shows for your 2016/17 season.

"SUPERB... KEPT OUR AUDIENCE ENTHRALLED... BOTH MAGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL"

Gimquat is one of our most beloved shows. It has been seen by more than a quarter million people in five countries on three continents, and by thousands more through two television specials! Along with the Gimquat, your audience ...

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Thank you for an incredible 25th anniversary season!

Thank you for an Incredible 25th Anniversary Season

To celebrate our momentous 25th anniversary season we've created a scrapbook with some of our favourite moments from the year. And what a momentous year it was! From premiering a brand new show that was commissioned by four of our long-time orchestra partners, to travelling the globe and performing for thousands of young audience members in English and French ...

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Young audiences explore music and rhythms of Latin America in Ottawa

Mambo, samba and music from the Americas gets audiences on their feet in this unique orchestral concert experience.

OTTAWA, June 5, 2015 - On Saturday, June 6, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, conducted by Alain Trudel, and Platypus Theatre will present the Latin Beats, Heroic Feats! as part of the Young People's Concert Series. The National Arts Centre Orchestra co-commissioned ...

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What to expect when working with Platypus Theatre

During the 25 years we’ve been working with amazing orchestras and ensembles, we’ve put on shows in venues of all sizes and capabilities. From concert halls big and small, to theatres and libraries and a myriad other settings, we’ve worked with technical set-ups from state of the art “everything-digital” to school gymnasiums with no tech at all ...

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