Theatre Classes

Magnus Theatre in Education is the premiere theatre training facility in the Thunder Bay area. Our classes and masterclasses are taught by professional actors, directors and educators.

Junior Summer Camps (5-8)

Planet Stage TM

Leave Earth behind and blast off to Planet Stage! Explore the worlds of aliens and extra-terrestrial life as we practice imagination exercises, story creation, and physical theatre.

  • Explore physicality and movement as we delve into the outer reaches of space.
  • Create a costume, prop, or mask to bring an extra-terrestrial to life.
  • Use your voice and music to explore the sights and sounds of different planets.
  • A showcase performance of our work on the final day.

Information for you to know:

  • July 4 – July 7 from 9AM – 4PM
  • Showcase Performances on Friday July 7 @ 3:30PM
  • Location – Trinity United Church, 30 Algoma St S, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3A8
The Haunted Theatre TM

Explore spooky tales and supernatural goings on as we dive into the world of The Haunted Theatre. We’ll use our imaginations to create exciting original stories, the power of our bodies and voices to inspire a spooky mood and atmosphere, all while grounding our work through fun theatre games and team building activities.

  • Use your body and work with others to bring the world of monsters and haunted houses to life.
  • Create a prop or costume to bring your own unique monster to life on stage.
  • Use your voice and live sound effects to create spooky soundscapes.
  • We wrap everything up on the final day with a performance of the work we have created.

Information for you to know:

  • July 17 – July 21 from 9AM – 4PM
  • Showcase Performances on Friday July 21 @ 3:30PM
  • Location – Trinity United Church, 30 Algoma St S, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3A8

Intermediate Summer Camps (9-12)

The Hero's Journey TM

Band together to go on an epic quest of theatre of your own creation! You’ll learn all about the classic story of ‘The Hero’s Journey’, creating your own character and developing the tools you will need to bring this exciting quest to life on stage.

  • Learn how we tell stories and the characters who inspire them.
  • Develop your own character and embark on an epic quest!
  • Create props and costumes to help bring your character to life.
  • Everything comes together with a showcase performance of our own telling of the Hero’s Journey for friends and family.

Information for you to know:

  • July 10 – July 14 from 9AM – 4PM
  • Showcase Performances on Friday July 14 @ 3:30PM
  • Location – Trinity United Church, 30 Algoma St S, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3A8
Mystery and Mayhem Website (5 × 7 in)

A crime has been committed and the culprit is on the loose! Work together to solve the mystery of Magnus Theatre whilst developing your creativity, imagination, and confidence. Leave no stone unturned as you look to find the clues that will break the case. Join us this Summer for a fun exploration of theatrical skills with a narrative twist!

  • Learn how to bring scenes to life using your body and voice.
  • Create your toolkit to break the case.
  • Figure out the mystery with exciting theatre techniques such as Hot Seating.
  • Act out scenes and scenarios using your very own original character in our final showcase performance!

Information for you to know:

  • July 24 – July 28 from 9AM – 4PM
  • Showcase Performances on Friday July 28 @ 3:30PM
  • Location – Trinity United Church, 30 Algoma St S, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3A8

Teen Summer Camp (13-18)

Shakespear Camp TM

This four-week full-day camp will immerse teenagers in the experience of mounting a full production of a classic Shakespeare play. Each morning will start with a group warm-up before moving into masterclasses on key performance topics (such as movement, Shakespeare’s language, working as an ensemble, and/or acting techniques). After our break it’s time to rehearse! The camp will culminate in three performances of our production on the Magnus Theatre Summer Stage.

Come and be a part of Thunder Bay’s new summer theatre tradition!

Flexible scheduling and payment plan options available. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Information for you to know:

  • July 31 - August 26 from 9AM-4PM (NO CLASS ON AUGUST 7)
  • Performances on Friday August 25th @ 7:30PM, Saturday August 26th @ 2PM & 7:30PM
  • Location – St. Paul’s United Church, 349 Waverley St, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1B7