"…left our capacity audience thrilled to the highest level."

– Buffalo Philharmonic

"My children were enthralled from beginning to end."

– Family Series Subscriber

"An excellent, entertaining program that inspired a love of music."

– Teacher, Ottawa

"These performers know kids and how to engage them."

– Saint Paul Pioneer Press

"It was a great joy to work with Platypus Theatre. Their programming and enthusiasm is infectious to audience and orchestra (and conductors!) alike."

– Matthew Coorey, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

"… well prepared scores within the reach of a capable community orchestra, tech directions which are professional and enhance the experience. Beyond this we have benefitted greatly by the way Platypus works with our local musicians and actors, supporting and leading us in reaching the best quality performance possible, creating a true community production."

– Jane Zimbalatti, President, North Bay Symphony

"I have had the pleasure of working with Platypus Theatre three times during my tenure at the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. I have always found their productions well-designed, professionally run and, most importantly, a favorite of our audiences."

– William Eddins, Music Director, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

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How Platypus Meets Your Needs

Creating the next generation of classical music fans.

Platypus Theatre is the leader in offering high quality, pre-packaged family concerts that are a hit for all ages. For 25 years, we have presented classical music to young audiences in an intelligent, entertaining and participatory way. Hundreds of prominent orchestras and chamber groups across North America, Asia and Australia have programmed Platypus Theatre as part of their family and education series. In our eight original productions, music and storylines are woven together with mesmerizing performances, colorful masks and costumes that draw audiences in and create an engaging musical experience for all. 

Relevant and engaging

Platypus Theatre’s award-winning shows have sold out concert halls around the world. We understand young audiences, and we know how to engage them. We don’t treat classical music as if it belongs in the past. Some of the music may have been written hundreds of years ago, but our settings and storylines are based in the present day. Kids relate to Platypus theatre’s likeable characters and learn that classical music is just as beautiful and relevant today as it was when it was written. 

We make your job easy

Platypus Theatre’s fully-produced, pre-packaged family concerts come to you completely ready to go. We have successfully worked with orchestras and chamber groups for 25 years. We know what works, and what you need. From our musical scores to rehearsal DVDs to study guides, we supply absolutely everything for a show to go off without a hitch. We also bring our incredible stage manager who adds polish to every production. All you need to do is turn the key and we’ll take things from there.

Let’s work together

Let us know what exactly you’re looking for and we will work with you to make it happen. From symphonies, to chamber groups, to pops concerts, we can work within a wide variety of needs and budgets.