Parliamentary Play and Tour

Parliamentary Play and Tour for Schools

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Looking for a new and exciting way to connect kids with Parliament? Sign up for The Parliamentary Play and Tour for Schools, an interactive experience that includes a guided tour of the parliament buildings and a travelling historical play on the grounds. 

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Teachers have two programs to choose from:

  • My Place in Politics: This program whisks audiences back to 1947, where they meet suffragists, students, and Chocolate Bar strikers. The play explores how groups developed a plan of action to address issues like discrimination, inequality, and the fight for human rights. Then the group will enter the buildings for a guided tour focusing on participation and representation at the Parliament Buildings today. This program is designed to complement the Grade 5 and 6 social studies curriculum, but is fun for all ages.
  • A House for Democracy: This new program explores how the Parliament Buildings have been shaped by Indigenous history, colonialism, nationalism, and the First World War. Audiences go on a journey through time with notorious architect Francis Rattenbury, then venture inside to discuss what the buildings mean to British Columbians today. This program is designed to complement the Grade 9 and 10 social studies curriculum, but is fun for all ages. 

Dates: May 21, 2024 until the end of June.

Start Time:  The program is offered twice per day, at 10:45 am and 12:45 pm (weekdays only).

Length: Approximately 80 minutes. This includes an outdoor theatrical play and a guided tour of the interior of the Parliament Buildings.

Group Size: Maximum of 35 students and 5 adults. 

We normally ask for a minimum of 15 people. If you have a smaller or larger group, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Cost: Free

Meeting Location: Please arrive at the Library stairs at the back of the Parliament Buildings (off of Superior Street).  Staff will be on hand to meet you there. Please see map below.

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