The High School Project

The Next Generation of Canadian Theatre

The only theatre program of its kind in North America, The High School Project (HSP) began in 1998 with West Side Story. Since then, the Grand Theatre has produced 33 High School Projects. The program celebrated its 20th anniversary with the best-selling Les Miserables: School Edition in 2016, which was followed by the hit production of Evita last year.

This year will mark the first time the project brings a new Canadian musical to stage - Prom Queen: The Musical. This new, Canadian, award-winning production, originally developed through Sheridan College's Canadian Music Theatre Project (Come From Away) brings an authentic voice to a remarkable story.

The HSP offers an exceptional opportunity for students to receive education and training in the working environment of a professional theatre. High school students from London and area are mentored by professional artists and coaches in all departments (acting, stage management, props, wardrobe, scenic art, sound, lighting, orchestra, and photography) culminating in a production on the Grand's Spriet Stage. The initiative provides leadership, creative, and communication skills that serve these students on and off stage - in every area of their lives.

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Program Sponsors

Thames Valley District School Board

With special thanks to rTraction and all of those individuals, organizations and companies across Canada who made donations in support of Prom Queen and the High School Project, including:

Lerners LLP
Tourism London


Prom Queen: The Musical

September 18 - 29, 2018
Spriet Stage

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For a list of past High School Project productions, click here.

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