Royal OnStage is pleased to present National Geographic Live at the Royal Theatre. National Geographic Live presentations offer students a rare opportunity to experience explorers, photographers, filmmakers, and scientists as they share their personal stories of conservation, exploration, and adventure. This is an opportunity to engage students in real-life topics connected to BC’s curriculum.
National Geographic Live Student Presentations feature:
Each event begins at 10:00am at the Royal Theatre and is expected to end at 11:15am. Tickets are $8.00 per participant. All students welcome. The suggested grade range for each speaker can be found below under the Event Information section.
Please download, fill out and send back your registration form to secure your tickets. The completed form can be faxed, scanned and emailed or mailed to:
The Royal and McPherson Theatres
Attention: Melissa O'Shea
302-1005 Broad St V8W 2A1
Please find the registration form links and curriculum connections links located below. There is a form to be filled out per event.
Extreme Filmmaker, Bryan Smith - Capturing the Impossible
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:00am
Join filmmaker Bryan Smith on the edge of what’s possible in extreme filmmaking. Descend the deepest canyon in the South Pacific, traverse the length of the Alaska Range by paraglider, and climb the ice of Niagara Falls. His passion for storytelling combined with his reputation for capturing the impossible make for an unforgettable presentation.
Photographer, Steve Winter - On the Trail of Big Cats
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:00am
In Steve Winter's opinion, being a National Geographic photojournalist is the best job in the world. Despite being attacked by rhinos, stalked by jaguars, charged by a grizzly bear, and being trapped in quicksand. He did all of that to capturing the perfect image to tell a story that speaks for those that cannot speak for themselves. Listen as Steve shares his experience documenting threatened big cat species around the world and learn how by saving them, we can save ourselves.
Egyptologist, Kara Cooney - When Women Ruled the World
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 10:00am
Join Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. They’re often neglected in the history books, but their power and influence is undeniable. Cleopatra built alliances with warlords of the Roman Empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of king. Nefertiti brought a fractured Egypt together. What can we learn from how these women ruled?
Prior to or after your visit to the Royal Theatre for National Geographic Live, connect with the Royal BC Museum for a special Learning Lab that will be paired with the particular Nat Geo presentation you take part in. Explore extreme filmmaking, big cats of BC or Egyptology further with a museum educator in the galleries of the Royal BC Museum.
Contact Chris O’Connor firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Yes, each attendee requires a ticket.
One chaperone per ten students is required. If you have a special circumstance or would like more information about this please contact email@example.com or give us a call at 250.361.0800.
All students are welcome and each presentation connects to the B.C. Curriculum. Please see the curriculum connections posted with each presentation.
Download and print the registration form for the speakers that you’re interested in and follow the instructions on the form.
Yes, homeschool students are welcome.
Yes, but a separate registration form is required for each speaker.
Each presentation begins at 10:00am at the Royal Theatre and is expected to conclude at 11:15am – 805 Broughton Street, Victoria.
Buses can unload at the front doors of the theatre at 805 Broughton Street. Theatre staff will be on hand to direct traffic and to let drivers know when and where to pick up students. There is no parking for buses, however, so a bus needs to leave the theatre and then return to load.
Seats are reserved once we have received the completed order form and payment. Your seat row and number will be printed on your ticket, please make sure all members of your group sit in their reserved seat. If you have opted to have your tickets mailed, please distribute your tickets in advance to each student to make getting into the theatre more expedient.
Presentations start promptly at 10:00am so it’s recommended that school groups arrive at 9:30am.
Please feel free to use the lobby space for snacks, but no food is allowed inside the theatre.
Yes, after the presentation the lobby will be open until noon for students to eat their lunch.
Each school is responsible for arranging transportation for their students.
If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback regarding the National Geographic Live Student Events please do not hesitate to contact us! We would love to hear from you. Please contact Derek Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 250.361.0800.