What we do

Just Kiddin’ Theatre is a volunteer organization that delivers dramatic arts to students in Ottawa’s rural South.  The program is based on the belief that enrichment of the arts is not only a fun and enjoyable experience but presents opportunity to develop skills that will positively impact students for the rest of their lives.

Unlike other theatre companies, any student who wishes to perform will be cast. Children with special needs are encouraged to join as it is not uncommon for us to custom-write roles that accommodate an individual’s unique strengths. Our only requirement is respect for the team and the theatre process. Participants who prefer to stay backstage and develop competencies in sound, lights, etc. are also encouraged to join. There is something for everyone who enjoys the creative process.

The primary goals of our program are to introduce and expand students’ knowledge of theatre while at the same time build personal confidence and develop teamwork. New friendships are just a bonus! We achieve these objectives by creating a trusting, accepting, and safe environment that faithfully upholds the program’s code of conduct .

Mainstage and Stagecraft are the pillars of our program but we continually mix things up with new ideas and experiments. It is best to check back regularly or subscribe to email updates.

Just Kiddin’ Theatre operates out of the Old Metcalfe Town Hall at 8243 Victoria Street in Metcalfe, Ontario.