Upcoming events

Shakespeare in Action is hosting the second-annual Weston Weekend this Saturday:

This free community event will feature live music and performance, outdoor activities, popcorn! And much more throughout the day.

Frontlines will be running its FEET program next week:

Weston Frontlines Centre is offering 4 weeks of paid training and 8 weeks of paid employment for youth aged 13-30! We will teach you about different careers, resume writing and job skills that will help you in the new job market. Our program is FREE to join and we pay you to participate.

Summer camps registering now

Shakespeare in Action and UrbanArts will be running summer camps.

UrbanArts’ camp is called SummerArts, and the info is below:

SIA will have “two different camps in July as well as an additional August session for ages 10-14 that will take place at Assembly Hall (located in South Etobicoke).”

The first is our Groundlings Camp for ages 7-10. This year the Groundlings will be taking on Romeo & Juliet. As in previous years, we will be guiding them through the process of building a whole play from scratch, including costumes, props and sets. Of course, the Groundlings will be working with professional actors the entire time to develop their performances.

In our Nobles Camp (ages 11-14), we will be tackling the classic tale of Julius Caesar. Participants will get an opportunity to be challenged by SIA’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s iconic drama! From prop, set and costume design to scene and movement work  campers will take a hands-on approach – all culminating in a fun and exciting performance for family and friends at Artscape Weston Common in North West Toronto.  

We are also excited to have added on a THIRD session of camp magic this summer for Campers aged 10-14! This will run August 2nd-12th at Assembly Hall in South Etobicoke. In this fun and collaborative drama camp your child will be immersed in the exciting world of theatre making. This session of campers will explore and perform our very own adaptation of Shakespeare’s great romantic drama, Romeo and Juliet!

All our programs will be done outdoors, with indoor spaces remaining a backup in case of inclement weather. Further policies for COVID-19, including our refund policy, can be found on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.ca/cc/summer-camps-2022-286989

We are happy to be offering SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for each camp session! Please be sure to email us at [email protected] to learn more! 

Upcoming events

Weston Then & Now“, a celebration of the 200th birthday of the Central United Church, will be happening this weekend. There will be artist installations and “music, visual art, storytelling, live performance, history, and a reflection on Weston that will be unforgettable”. The event will be Friday, March 25 to Sunday, March 27.

Frontlines continues to host its online homework club “to help local students with math, science, French, English, and social studies. The program runs weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, email [email protected] or call (416) 244-7017. 

On Wednesday, the Learning Enrichment Foundation will be hosting a neighbourhood discussion of the “Quilt on Weston Road”, their proposed new building.

In May, UrbanArts will launch “Rhythm & Poetry”, a free 8-week program people 16+. It will run every Tuesday from 4:30–6:30 at Artscape Weston Common.

Led by international playwright, Natasha Adiyana Morris, and special guest instructors, participants will explore writing and performance through rhythm and poetry. If you’re interested in creating authentic and bold writing, as well as learning how to make unique choices on stage, this intensive is for you.

On Saturday, Sofija Theordou will be leading the first ” Knowledge-Sharing Bike Tour” of the season. They’ll run biweekly until June 18, if the cool weather puts you off this weekend.

This summer, Shakespeare in Action will have its Shakespeare for Kids Summer Camp.

Our annual summer camp is back in Weston in July. Learn new skills, make friends, play outdoors, and create and perform an abridged Shakespeare play this summer. We’re excited to launch a new camp in August in partnership with Assembly Hall in Etobicoke!

Early registrants save 10%.

SIA seeks volunteers for event

Shakespeare in Action is looking for volunteers to help with “Weston: Then and Now”, running March 25–27.

They are looking for people

to assist us as Ushers, Art Instalment Supervisors and History Guides for our upcoming event, ‘Weston: Then & Now, running March 25th-27th at Central United Church! This event is will be bringing to life over 200 years of history in Central United Church and Weston! This will be a free, three day event inside CUC featuring visual artist, multi-media creations, history displays and live music and performances throughout the building for guests to explore!We are looking for folks that love all things art and history and have an interest in sharing that with others! Training will be provided. Please visit our website to sign up now or learn more about the event: