For 50 years, Prologue to the Performing Arts has been broadening the horizons of students in Ontario by introducing them to the world of the performing arts.
It all started in 1966 around a kitchen table, when five young mothers shared their dream about giving access to the best in the performing arts to ALL children in Ontario. As volunteers with different arts organizations, including Young Peoples’ Theatre, the Canadian Opera Company and The National Ballet of Canada, these dedicated women founded one of Ontario’s most important resources in Arts and Education. In that first year, Prologue placed 81 performances in Ontario schools, reaching over 24,000 students; in the second year, those numbers doubled.
50 YEARS LATER, PROLOGUE DELIVERS OVER 2,000 PERFORMANCES EACH SEASON REACHING OVER 500,000 YOUNG PEOPLE EVERY YEAR!