Drama Kidz

Drama Kidz is our Art with Heart youth theatre company lead by local youth playwright and director Nikki Campbell Schram, which focuses on theatre fundamentals while rehearsing for a performance (And having a blast, of course)! A special feature of this program is that Nikki specifically writes the script and tailors each character to each actor; aiming to highlight the young cast members strengths and/or challenge them to try something new. To date, she has written eight children’s plays for young actors in the area! We welcome ages 7-13 and all levels of experience.

Rehearsals for Act II: the Port Dover company will be on Wednesdays starting Jan 8th and Simcoe company will be on Thursdays starting Jan 9 after school and go for 12 weeks until they culminate with two shows (Apr. 2 & 3) at Lighthouse Festival Theatre!

A full, detailed schedule will be provided prior to the first day of rehearsal. The program is $310/actor (plus tax). 



Registration closes Dec 19th for Act II $310 + HST

Drama Kidz [Highschool Edition]

The Art with Heart Drama Kidz [Highschool Edition] is for students in grades 9 to 12. This year’s exciting program will begin October 3rd and will run through April with rehearsals every Thursday from 7:30pm-9pm. The theatre company will be working closely with experienced Youth Theatre Director Nikki Campbell-Schram as she mentors them through the complexities of not only acting, but theatre production and technical aspects as well – culminating in April with shows at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre on April 2 & 3.


Registration closed $310 + HST


On April 6th, 2018, the Art with Heart Drama Kidz company capped off an amazing Season Four in Port Dover with their production of PURRFECT at Lighthouse Festival Theatre, performing a matinee show for FOUR local schools and then an evening show for friends and family! Check out the video of the performance to see what an AMAZING job they did!

The show was written by Director Nikki Campbell-Schram and was inspired by local cat rescue Purrfect Companions of Norfolk, exploring how these tiny balls of fur can take up so much room in our hearts!

Starring local youth actors Zachary Abell, Sadie Best, Ella Bradt, Lauren Brown, Katie Earle, Teagan Gulley, Chloe LaFleche, Seth LaFleche, Sydney Lane, Robin Lumley, Rebekah Martin, Cameron Ngne-Teta, Maggie Norton, Abi Richards, Aubrey Schaff, Rowan Smith, Emma Smout, Thomas Strohmann, Elodie Suprun, Allegra Thompson-Campbell, Oliver Tilson, Isaac Verberne, Aislin Walker-Erwin, Charleigh West, and Morgan Wissink.

Past Drama Kidz Performances

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