KIDS ON THE BLOCK offers performances during the school year for students in Grades Kindergarten to 6. Performances take place in schools, community centres and events within the Ottawa area.  See Skits for the available skits and Meet the Kids for information about the puppets.  The choice of skits is up to you.Performances begin in late September and end in early June. Our two puppet troupes of four puppeteers perform every second Wednesday and Thursday. Performances are generally every two weeks.  Performances can be scheduled for late morning and/or in the afternoon.

A performance usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour and accommodates up to  approximately  80 students. Most schools require 2 performances of 2 or 3 skits each during our visit. Schools with 200 or more students can book for 2 days. Puppeteers arrive one hour prior to a performance to allow time to set up and require approximately half an hour to dismantle at the end of the performances.


Kids on the Block is a non-profit registered charity (11907 1306 RR 0001). All funds raised are used to maintain the quality of our program and to help cover the cost of puppets, insurance, props, equipment, traveling, volunteer training, supplies for our Resource Kits, and program coordination. No profits are made by Kids on the Block.


Fees:  For a one hour presentation, $150.00.

          For a two hour presentation, $250.00. Subsequent day(s) at a reduced rate of $150.00.


How can I Request a Performance?

There are two methods to request a performance:

  1. Download the PERFORMANCE REQUEST FORM_Word, fill it in on your computer, and email it as an attachment to KOTB:
  2. Download the PERFORMANCE REQUEST FORM, print the form, complete and mail it to the address below.
Ottawa-Carleton Puppeteers for KIDS ON THE BLOCK
c/o Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre
395 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 8L2
We will contact you with more information. Thank you for your interest.