Theatre Appreciation

Theatre Appreciation

From script to stage, behind the scenes and in the spotlight, experience theatre life with UNBC Continuing Studies’ Theatre Appreciation courses. Offered in collaboration with Theatre NorthWest, this program introduces participants to the world of acting, production and so much more. Examine different acting styles and aspects of theatre production, explore design and direction methods, and discover the history of theatre in a historical context.

Theatre Appreciation is offered alongside Theatre NorthWest's 2017/2018 "Mainstage Series" season, with each of the four program sections centred on an actual Theatre NorthWest production. Program participants will attend each play as part of the curriculum (See program costs below).

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to participate with actual stage productions! Enrol in the program and take all four sections, or choose separate sections you wish to attend—the option is yours.

Costs may vary:

Bundle pricing for all four sections (includes tickets to each of the feature plays that correspond to each section): $295.00+tax
Bundle pricing for Theatre NorthWest season pass holders: $200.00+tax
Per section registration fee (lecture only; ticket to play, not included): $50.00+tax
Per section registration fee (ticket to play included): $75.00+tax

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore content of plays in relation to historical context
  • Explore the history of theatre, from ancient times to now to give context to the play's content, direction and style
  • Examine key historical events that impacted theatre and its creation
  • Explore theatre direction as it's influenced by the historical context of the production, and the involvement of history, and styles, as they pertain to creating a director's vision
  • Examine different styles of theatre and aspects of acting, design and direction
  • Attend lectures with Theatre NorthWest Artistic Director Jack Grinhaus
  • Hands-on activities and/or group work
  • All courses conclude with a discussion of the play, which is viewed by students within the previous week
Instructor: Price:
Plus tax
Price Includes:
  • Enrolment in all four sections and admission to each feature play
Prince George
Fall 2017/Winter 2018
Date & Time:
2 Sep 2017 to 21 Apr 2018
  • Four separate sections (see sections below)
  • Each section is made up of 4 classes that run on consecutive Saturdays



Bundle Package: Register for all four sections in links listed below.
Follow links listed below for individual section registration.
*(Prices will vary based on chosen course registration)

Section 1 Schedule

Sept. 2 10 am -1 pm: Lecture
Sept. 9 10 am -1 pm: Activity/lecture
Sept. 16 2-4 pm: Viewing of play
Sept. 23 10 am -1 pm: Discussion of play

Section 2 Schedule

Nov. 11 10 am -1 pm: Lecture (w/Jack Grinhaus) / Sit in on rehearsal
Nov. 18 10 am -1 pm: Lecture
Nov. 25 2-4 pm: Viewing of play
Dec. 3 10 am -1 pm: Discussion of play

Section 3 Schedule

Feb. 3 10 am -1 pm: Sit in on rehearsal
Feb. 10 10 am -1 pm: Lecture T & L
Feb. 18 2-4 pm: Viewing of play
Feb. 24 10 am -1 pm: Discussion of play

Section 4 Schedule

Mar. 31 10 am -1 pm: Lecture w/Jack Grinhaus/Sit in on rehearsal)
Apr. 7 10 am -1 pm: Activity/lecture
Apr. 14 2-4 pm: Viewing of play
Apr. 21 10 am -1 pm: Discussion of play



  • Theatre Appreciation - Content (Section 1)

    September 2, 2017 to September 23, 2017

    This section will explain the content of the play in relation to its historical context specifically. There will be discussion of given circumstances and how these elements inform other creative aspects. Like...

  • Theatre Appreciation - Theatre History (Section 2)

    November 11, 2017 to December 2, 2017

    This section will explore the history of theatre, from ancient times to now to give context to the plays content, direction, and style. This will be an overview of the key historical events that impacted...

  • Theatre Appreciation - Direction (Section 3)

    February 3, 2018 to February 24, 2018

    This section will explore how direction of theatre is influenced by the historical context of the play. The discussion will involve history, as well as styles, as they pertain to crafting a director’s vision....

  • Theatre Appreciation - Style (Section 4)

    March 31, 2018 to April 21, 2018

    This section will examine different styles of theatre, using the previous discussions of history and content as a backdrop. The discussion of style will include aspects of acting, design, and direction. Like...