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Bygone has a variety of options available for students and educators, including but not limited to;

1. Student discount rates & special matinee performances

2. Talkbacks with actors and creatives

3. In-school workshops on topics such as auditions and careers in the arts

4. Volunteer opportunities

Bygone is committed to creating diverse education program and is always open to discussing new ways to get youth involved. For information on any of our education initiatives, email Artistic Executive Director Emily Dix

upcoming workshops

Monday April 29, 6:30-9:00pm | The Bridge | 379 Adelaide St. W. 4th Floor | PWYC

Do budgets give you headaches? Have you tried dozens of templates but still don't understand where all the numbers really come from? Are you trying to create a budget for a grant and have absolutely no idea where to start? Then this workshop is for you.

Part of Bygone Theatre's free workshop series, this workshop will be produced in-person at The Bridge and streamed live online for people to participant from home. Run by Bygone's Emily Dix and Conor Fitzgerald, they will breakdown things like:

1. how to research costs
2. how to track receipts
3. how to build a budget in Excel or Google Sheets
4. how to reconcile accounts when it's all over

Using a mock budget, they will walk through the process start to finish. Participants are encouraged to follow along on their own devices either with the sample budget, or filling in their own.

Free but registration is required. Sign-up here.

current opportunities

Careers in the Arts: 

Interested in working in the arts, but don't know where to start? This unique workshop will provide students with a realistic view into the arts world, guiding them through a host of career paths and the steps to follow to get there. Bygone Artistic Executive Director Emily Dix will cover topics such as;

  • Post-secondary programs here and abroad

  • Skill building without formal education

  • Unconventional arts related careers

  • How to network in the arts

  • How to build a resume or portfolio, and more.


This workshop can benefit not only arts students, but any senior high school students who are considering future career paths. Also available as a large-scale presentation for an entire grade or school; contact us for pricing. 

The Audition Process:
There's so much more to auditioning than what happens in the audition room, and how you prepare is just as important as how well you perform. Director Emily Dix will walk students through all the key aspects of the audition process, including;

  • Where to find auditions

  • How to get an agent

  • How to pick a monologue

  • How to format a performance resume

  • What to look for in a headshot

  • How to build your "brand" online

  • Audition etiquette, and more. 

Something From Nothing: How To Produce Your First Show:

Recommended for senior high school students, this workshop is a crash-course in indie theatre producing. Topics include:

  • Picking the right show

  • Casting

  • Creating a budget

  • Dealing with venues

  • Raising funds

  • Marketing, and more.

Workshops are available both in-person (in Toronto) and online via Zoom. Email for more details or to register a class. 


Empower Your Tomorrow is a financial and business literacy program made possible by the generous support of IG Wealth Management. All workshops are free to all and can be accessed online via Zoom; recordings will be posted to our YouTube channel afterwards for those unable to attend in-person. For details visit our Empower Your Tomorrow page.

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