Suitcase Theatre

Suitcase Theatre, a not-for-profit children’s theatre company, was founded in 2008 by the original producer and creator of Mr. Dressup, one of Canada’s most loved and longest running children’s television shows. No matter what level you and your child are exploring, Suitcase Theatre offers exceptional programming for all ages including after school programs, classes, camps, and PA Day programs in the arts.

These MOM-APPROVED programs for children 12 months to 8 years, are developed and delivered by ECEs, certified teachers, and drama specialists. The company is run by Moms and has the support of other Moms (and Dads!) who believe in what the theatre does and the quality of programs delivered.

Kids will build skills that will help them through all stages of life.


Involvement in the performing arts is a wonderful way for children to enjoy themselves and develop skills that will help them at all stages of life. It builds confidence and gives kids the tools they need to be stronger, and better citizens in society. Kids can sign up for improv, dance, puppetry, music, and comedy. All after-school programs, camps, and PA Day activities are currently being offered in Bloor West Village and in The Kingsway, and will soon be expanding to other areas of the GTA.

Drama Tykes for toddlers, explores the world of puppetry, music, as well as song and dance.


The Drama Tykes program explores the world of puppetry, music, as well as song and dance for children 12 months to 3 years. This program was specifically developed by an ECE with over 35 years of experience.

The Friend Ship - A production offered to schools, daycares, and special events.


Suitcase Theatre is approved to perform in all Toronto District School Board schools and more! In their productions, they perform original toe-tapping musical plays that carry great messages about friendship. These are presented in schools, daycares, and at special events across Ontario. Current shows include Friends In Need, Friends Indeed! a show that deals with bullying. The Thumbs Up Circus is a musical that transform any space into a dazzling circus ring while The Friend Ship is a tale of an extraordinary suitcase that transforms on stage into a friendly pirate ship. If your school is interested in booking a show, contact the theatre at

Suitcase Theatre believes in celebrating creativity and bringing affordable theatre and the arts to families regardless of income or circumstance. Come and make magic out of nothing with Suitcase Theatre! 

It's never too early to sign up for Suitcase Theatre’s Fall Classes. Families will find everything from creative play to training in theatre and musical theatre taught by the industry's top professionals. Classes begin in early September and registration is now open!

For more information, visit or contact the theatre at 647-654-PLAY.

Friends In Need, Friends Indeed!


Little tykes getting into character.

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