Tarragon is committed to bringing young people to theatre to experience a socially-focused art form that engages the head and heart.

 2016/17 Season Programs for Youth at Tarragon: 

Student Matinees – Tarragon offers student matinees at the low price of $12/student, and a complimentary chaperone ticket for every 20 student tickets booked. We can also accommodate tours and talkbacks, and provide educational materials to contextualize the plays. The Student Ticket program is supported by Scotiabank.

Workshops – Professional theatre artists and Tarragon’s Education team will lead your students in a morning workshop, exploring themes specific to the show you will see that afternoon. Topics could also include playwriting, directing, text analysis, performance, improv, voice, movement, theatre design, character creation, audition technique, scene study, or we can develop a workshop according to your needs.

The Young Playwrights Unit (YPU) – is a FREE training experience for young people who are curious and passionate about play-making. We take a page from our professional play development programs to offer a group of dedicated young creators a rigorous context in which to develop some of their first works.

The Scarborough Project – Students from three Scarborough schools will devise their own work in response to Geoffrey Simon Brown’s play The Circle (running at Tarragon from October 18th – November 27th, 2016). This youth-created collaborative piece will be performed in May 2017 at a special location in Scarborough.

The Young Directors Unit – works in collaboration with the Sears Ontario Drama Festival when students bring their plays-in-progress to Tarragon for feedback and input.

School Ambassadors – An opportunity for student representatives to join in an earlier part of the play production process before their classes come to the theatre for a student matinee.

For more information on all education activities at Tarragon, please contact Anne Wessels at

Other Special Ticket Offers for Students 

1. Individual Student Tickets 

Amy student wishing to attend an evening performance at Tarragon can purchase $29 tickets through the box office, online or by phone at 416-531-1827.

2. Secondary School Student Subscriptions

Do your students want to see more theatre? A four-play Tarragon subscription is available to all secondary school students for $35.00. Please call Patron Services to order at 416-531-1827.

3. The Buddy Pass for College & University Students in Arts Programs

Your students can become theatre buddies and for $60 each they will receive an open-access pass to all the plays in the season. Come to any production, any time, as many times as you want. Please call Patron Services to order at 416-531-1827.