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School Programs

TO Live is one of the city’s largest multi-arts organizations, operating three iconic venues – MERIDIAN HALL (formerly Sony Centre for the Performing Arts), St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, and MERIDIAN ARTS CENTRE (formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts). We are proud to offer engaging field trips and transformative theatrical experiences with accompanying resources for all grades!

School Matinee Performances (Grades K - 12)

Join us for matinee performances designed specifically for schools and intended to support the Ontario Curriculum through engaging live performances and complementary study guides.

Tickets are $8 each. Email us at to book your class!

Mandela (Grades 4 - 12)

Oct 10, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020 @ MERIDIAN ARTS CENTRE

An exhibition on tour from the Canadian Human Rights Museum that looks at Nelson Mandela, the movement that formed around him, and how the themes connect to our own Canadian history. Self-guided exhibit with educational resources. Click here to learn more about the exhibition.

Tickets are $6 each. Email us at to book your class!

Discover Dance (Free, All Ages)

Monthly from Sept 2019 - May 2020 @ MERIDIAN HALL & MERIDIAN ARTS CENTRE

A free, monthly accessible lunch hour series featuring a dance demonstration + Q&A. Get an introduction to some of Toronto’s incredible dancers, watch them demonstrate their virtuosity and vulnerabilities, and hear amazing stories about their lives in dance.  Click here to learn more about upcoming dates & artists.

Email us at to book your class!

SHSM Certification Workshops (Grades 11 - 12)

Through a partnership with the Ministry of Education, TO Live offers SHSM certification workshops. Students from all corners of Ontario in the Arts & Culture SHSM streams earn credits through interactive certification workshops. Led by arts and culture industry professionals, students participate in one certification workshop and attend an evening main stage show!

This year, we are offering an interactive certification workshop in the Spring that provides useful and transferrable skills to students interested in the Arts & Culture industry. Each certification date will include a staff career welcome talk, ONE three hour workshop per student, a building tour and tickets to an evening performance.

Click here to submit an online booking request form (booking will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis).  
Email us at if you have any questions or would like to be added to our email list. 

Spring Certification Workshop - Thursday, April 2, 2020
1:00PM – 4:45PM
Venue: MERIDIAN ARTS CENTRE (5040 Yonge St)
8:00PM Evening Performance of Dances with Trane

  • Producing on a Shoestring Budget
    In this workshop, students will get a glimpse into the world of producing and the work leading up to when a show opens to the public. Students will learn how to approach scope and feasibility of a project with limited resources (time, money, and people) to create your vision on the stage.

Certification Workshop & Evening Performance: Costs are $55/Student and $30/Adults.
Certification Workshop Only: Costs are $25/Student and Adults are free.