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Old man and the River

Young Audience

Old man and the River
05-28-2023 2:00 pm -3:00 pm
Spadina Theatre $CA20.00

Event Description

A grumpy old man lives in a small house in the forest, on the banks of a river. His days are just like each other, which suits him perfectly, until the day a magical creature appears in his life, which will change everything! Beautifully crafted, this work of puppet theater does not use words but rather an enchanting musical score. We discover a world in which we immerse ourselves as in a storybook, where rivers sing, trees laugh, and curious dragonflies come to visit you. Exploring themes of friendship, communication, play, and adaptation to change, The Old Man and the River is an ideal experience for the youngest audience members to learn about theater.

This production has been presented across Canada and has been unanimously applauded by children, parents, grandparents and teachers, due to its great artistic qualities and a compelling story. The Old Man and the River is the perfect way for for toddlers - and the adults in their world - to discover the magic of theater. 
This performance is complemented by audience interaction before and after the performance, designed specifically for this age group.



  • Box office also available on-site!
  • Doors will open only 20 minutes before the event.
  • Doors will be closed 10 minutes after the beginning of the event.
  • Don't bring food and beverages.
  • Enjoy the event!
  • Entrance and exit on Lowther Avenue (theatre door).

Merci and see you soon! 



                   Wee Festival 2023


  • Pedagogical resources and activities are available for field trips.


Event Information

Event Date 05-28-2023 2:00 pm
Individual Price $CA20.00
Location Spadina Theatre
Categories Young Audience

Venue Information - Spadina Theatre

Created by Hariri Pontarini Architects, the Alliance Française Toronto theatre opened in the spring of 2014. Since then, more than 200 artists and events have been held there all year long, within a warm and intimate atmosphere. This 147-seat auditorium invites you to join us for musical performances of all genres, as well as film screenings, lectures, and stage plays.

Entrance to the theatre is on Lowther Avenue. The doors open 20 minutes prior to the beginning of each event.

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Coat Check

Coat check is located in the basement of the Spadina Theatre and is available at no charge for every event. Alliance Française is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Wheelchair Access

A number of seats have been specifically set aside for people in wheelchairs or for those with disabilities. They are available upon request. Please inform the Alliance Française team upon arriving to the event. Washrooms are accessible.

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