Purple Carrots Drama Studio is an inclusive space which encourages growth in self awareness and social skills through the arts.
Combining elements of expressive arts therapy, drama, dance, visual art and relaxation, we help our students explore their full potential in a safe, supportive and fun environment.
Play. Share. Explore.
We provide the following services…
Year-Round Inclusive Arts-based Workshops
Weekly programs for all ages (2 – Adult) that run for 8-10 weeks during spring, summer, and fall culminating in a final performance or production. These theme-based programs aim to improve self-awareness and social skills through: drama & improvisation, music & movement, visual art, scene work, relaxation, and meditation.
Graduates of our teen & adult programs are eligible to audition for The Purple Stage, an affiliated professional theatre company for neuro & physically diverse actors.
With an 8 participant maximum per program, each participant is given individualized attention regarding their specific strengths and challenges.
Facilitator-to-student ratio is decided based on the needs of each group, though the standard ratio is two facilitators per session.
March Break & Summer Camps
Week-long inclusive day camps for youth+ and teens & adults.
These art-fusion camps are drama based and include guest professionals who teach: yoga, visual art, drumming, music/singing, movement, and much more. Our theme-based camps aim to improve self-awareness and social skills through the arts and end with a final production or open session for family and friends.
Max. Group Size: 8
The Purple Playspace offers two types of in-class programs: The Green Program for neuro-diverse students, and The Orange Program for neuro-typical students. Lead by either a Drama Therapist and/or Expressive Arts Therapist.
Max Class Size: 30 | 2 Facilitators
The Green Program is play-based and similar to our workshops, where facilitators respond to teachable moments that arise during the creative process.
The Orange program explores self-awareness, empathy and conflict resolution through drama for students who are able to engage in higher level group problem solving.
We have multiple virtual services that allow us to connect with Carrots across Canada! This includes social/support groups, special events, workshop series (group & individual), and single workshops. Check out our Virtual Studio for more info!
Expressive Arts Therapy and other alternative Therapies
Private and group expressive arts therapy sessions are available upon request.
For more information on Expressive Arts Therapy click here or send us an email
Who will most benefit from our programs?
would like to improve: social skills, self expression, language, communication, body awareness, confidence, imagination, abstract thinking, creativity and team work
want to explore the magic of the Arts
want to make new friends
…our programs are for you!
During our initial meeting, we will decide together, whether private or group programs are most likely to benefit the participant. This will depend on whether the participant appears ready for the demands of a group program.