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NTS Ontario Provincials 2019

120 Brant Ave Brantford ON
May 8-11 2019

Saturday Tickets Announcement

There are only approximately 45 TICKETS available for the public for Saturday afternoon's performances!
The box office opens at 1:30PM and the tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
There is a television in the lobby outside the auditorium with a live feed of all of Friday's shows, free of charge, in case you miss getting a ticket!  Thank you for your patience and understanding.


$20 - Week Pass

$15 - Adult

$7 - Student/Senior

Tickets available at B.C.I.'s Box Office only

Box office opens at 5:30 May 8, 9, 10 and 1:30 May 11

Festival Programme

Provincials Performance List 2019

West Region:

Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures - John F. Ross C.V.I.

Sometimes I Look Up to the Sky - Southwood Secondary School

South Region:

Escape from Syria - Welland Centennial Secondary School

Sonny Boy - Grimsby Secondary School

North Region:

Down Came the Rain - West Ferris Secondary School

The Women of Lockerbie - Widdifield Secondary School

Central Region:

Sons to Our Fathers - Cawthra Park Secondary School

Cargo - John Fraser Secondary School

Toronto Region:

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet - Forest Hill Collegiate

A Dark Horse in Low Light - Loretto College

East Region:

The Shape of a Girl - Pickering High School

One Lane Bridge - Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School


Get Where You Need To Go!
Get Where You Need To Go!
Get Where You Need To Go!
Bus Schedule
Social Events Schedule
Adjudication Schedule
Workshop Schedule
Brantford Transit Link:
The Conference








Meet The Adjudicator
Proud to bring skilled specialists from across the province

Keith Barker is an Algonquin Métis playwright, actor, and theatre director from Northwestern Ontario, and the current Artistic Director at Native Earth Performing Arts. He was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for English Drama in 2018 for his play, This Is How We Got Here. He received a Saskatchewan and Area Theatre Award for Excellence in Playwriting for his play, The Hours That Remain, as well as a Yukon Arts Award for Best Art for Social Change. Keith sits on the board of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, the Metcalf Foundation's Internship Committee, and the Indigenous Culture Program Advisory Committee with the City of Toronto. Prior to taking the job at Native Earth, Keith served as a Theatre Program Officer for the Canada Council for the Arts.


''I grew up in Northwestern Ontario. Hockey was the standard, and high school football was the measure of a man. The Arts was relegated to a classroom with no discernible real life application. All that changed when I went to the Sears Drama Festival. I went from thinking I would be a transport driver my whole life to discovering I wanted to be an actor. It was the beginning of my education in the arts, one that continues to this day. I owe my professional arts career to the Sears Drama Festival and my first drama teacher, Gail Sajo.''

Past Events
Recent Festival History
Proud to bring talented student playwrights, performers, directors, and technical/stage wizards to the forefront of Ontario's performing arts.

Maps - Find Your Way!

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Map of BCI Area

Patron Parkingaccessible from Richmond Street (top lot) and Jarvis Street (bottom lot) are off-limits during the day, and will be full until after school ends. In the evenings, it can be used for parking in the evenings for those coming to see the show.  If there is no space, patrons may also park at Victoria School, just down Richmond Street.

Buses and sets containing students should unload in the receiving area, marked by the black arrow and Loading Zone.  Please do not enter the parking lots marked in Red during the school day.

PLEASE NOTE that there is a basketball tournament at BCI on Friday and Saturday; please share the lots, and use Victoria School for parking if necessary.

Downtown Brantford is just a short walk away, with many establishments for eating within 2- to 15-minute walk, marked with green hexagons.

The establishments listed above are popular with students, residents, and workers in the city core.  However, there are many other great places to eat in the city core.

Check out more here:


Map of Hotel Area

The star represents the location of the hotel.

There are many places to eat near the hotel, such as Lynden Park Mall, located just across the Highway 403 to the north.

Stores containing items of use for replacing, repairing, or augmenting pieces of your sets and props are marked with green triangles, with the Home Depot just down the street on Holiday Drive.


About the Hosts

About BCI

A member of the Grand Erie District School Board, Brantford Collegiate Institute is a full service high school in the community of Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

The school was originally completed in 1910, but facilities were added over the years, most notably in the 1960's and 1970's.

The school was totally renovated in 2008-2011, retaining the facade of the 1910 building. Currently BCI has a student population of averaging 1400 students in grades 9 to 12.

BCI offers a full range of courses at the academic, applied, and locally developed levels. We work to ensure a diverse offering of courses in a variety of subject areas such as Technological Skills, Visual and Media Arts, Family Studies, Music, Dramatic Arts, etc.

BCI's community is enriched with a wide variety of extracurricular activities, clubs, and championship sports teams. We encourage our students to get involved and make the most of their secondary experience.

Finally, the school also offers educational programs in specific skill areas, such as Co-operative Education, French Immersion, the BCI-Laurier Program, as well as Specialist High Skills Major Programs in the following:

  • Stage and Screen

  • Health & Wellness

  • Manufacturing

About PJ

Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School in BrantfordOntario, Canada is a composite high school with collegiate and vocational departments. It was named in honour of the Native Canadian poet E. Pauline Johnson, who was born nearby.

The school was officially opened on October 18, 1955. In 1960 the fine new vocational wing was opened for use by the Technical and Commercial Departments making possible a full composite school. A second addition was completed in 1963. 1971 saw a further addition to the school to provide more needed facilities.

The Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School is situated on the Glebe Lot. This was part of the land which the Crown deeded to the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy in 1783 to recompense them for their homes in New York State which they lost by fighting on the British side in the American Revolution. When the City of Brantford bought the Glebe Lot, the councillors of the Six Nations (of the Six Nations 40, Ontario) were asked to choose a name for the school to be built on the land. They selected the name Pauline Johnson in honour of the poet whose father was a Mohawk nation chieftain.

The Thunderbirds of Pauline Johnson participate in various sports including soccer, football, basketball, track and field, baseball, volleyball, lacrosse, tennis, cross country, rugby, hockey, and badminton.

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