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Cochrane's NEW Performing Arts School!

What We Do:

Classes

We offer a full range of exciting classes for ages 4-17 plus adult classes!

Our Winter Semester is currently in session

Spring classes are open for registration!

Summer  Camps

We have a full line up of summer drama camps for ages 4-15.

Early Bird Registration Closes May 31st!

Public Speaking Coaching

If you're looking to overcome your fear of public speaking, or improve your skills so you can get ahead in your career or business, check out our 1:1 coaching programs!

Private Coaching

If you've got a specific piece you're working on for auditions or festivals, or you'd like coaching on a role that you've already booked and you want to be the best you can be, contact us for more info about our private coaching packages! Also available for small groups.

Theatre Productions

We are passionate about bringing quality theatre experiences to the town of Cochrane! Check out our Upcoming Events below for more info about upcoming shows!

A message from our Managing Director

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- Jenny Austin
  Managing Director

Guess what -- I'm super shy. I've always been shy. And yet, I can easily perform in front of thousands of people without a second thought.

 

Sometimes the shy ones have the most to say, the most to offer, they just need to find the right medium through which to communicate those thoughts.

 

Acting is that medium.

 

Theatre and film allow us to reveal parts or ourselves, stories and musings in a safe and exciting way. We can affect change through our performances. We can become more than we appear to be. We can find our voice and use it in a way that reaches people far beyond our physical sight.

 

I've known that I wanted to be an actor since I was in grade 2. My school was putting on a play, and my teacher chose some students to be the leads, while the rest of us sang in the chorus. There were no auditions, no asking if people were interested -- she chose the outgoing students to perform in the play. I didn't even know much about theatre at this time, but I remember being so upset that I wasn't even considered. Just because I didn't speak much, it was assumed that I wouldn't want to (or maybe couldn't) perform in front of the school and our parents.

 

Fast forward to now -- I pursued my dream of becoming an actor despite countless setbacks, and difficult situations. I have toured internationally, performing in front of thousands of people. I love every second of it.

 

I still consider myself shy, but acting has given me the confidence to put myself out there and achieve all of the goals I set my mind to.

 

Sleeping Giants Theatre is all about creating opportunities for young people no matter what.

 

Let's awaken that Sleeping Giant inside of you, and show the world everything you have to offer

I heard about Sleeping Giant’s amazing youth acting classes from a friend who gave it glowing reviews. My daughter is very interested in acting but all the acting classes and camps are in Calgary and too far to get to on a consistent basis. My daughter loved it right from day one. Part of the program is to have the kids create their own play which is what my daughter is really enjoying. She has been in acting classes before but never had this much involvement with the creative process.  As a result, she is more invested and excited to go to her classes. I am so grateful that they are now offering summer camps too. It so great to have a place where my kiddo can grow her passion and creativity!

Sleeping Giants Theatre honours and acknowledges that we are situated on Treaty 7 territory, traditional lands of the Stoney Nakoda peoples of the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley Bands, the Tsuut’ina, the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) peoples of Siksika, Piikani and Kainai Band. We also respectfully acknowledge that we are on the homelands of the Métis Nation within Region III. We are so thankful to live, work, and play on these lands and are committed to providing opportunities and scholarships in the spirit of reconciliation.

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