National Geographic Live Student Events

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:

  • A unique learning experience with high-definition photos and video hosted by a National Geographic Explorer
  • An introduction to the majestic Royal Theatre
  • An hour long presentation that includes an engaging Q & A with a National Geographic Explorer
  • Online learning materials

2020/2021 Season

We are hard at work putting together the 2020/2021 National Geographic Live season. Once we have confirmation of our speakers we will update the website and be in touch via email.

Event Information

Egyptologist, Kara Cooney - When Women Ruled the World
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 
Royal Theatre

Cancellation Notice
Due to the evolving situation and for the health and safety of our staff and audience members, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our final National Geographic Live presentation of the season, Dr. Kara Cooney at the Royal Theatre on April 29th. We are currently working to schedule the 20/21 season of National Geographic Live! at the Royal Theatre. It is our hope that we will be able to arrange for Egyptologist, Dr. Kara Cooney to be a part of our 20/21 season. Once we have confirmed all speakers we will be in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do chaperones, attendants and teachers need to purchase a ticket?

Yes, each attendee requires a ticket.

How many chaperones are required?

One chaperone per ten students is required. If you have a special circumstance or would like more information about this please contact or give us a call at 250.361.0800.

What are the recommended grades for each presentation?

All students are welcome and each presentation connects to the B.C. Curriculum. Please see the curriculum connections posted with each presentation. 

How does one register a class?

Download and print the registration form for the speakers that you’re interested in and follow the instructions on the form.

Can homeschool students register?

Yes, homeschool students are welcome. 

Can I register a class for more than one speaker at a time?

Yes, but a separate registration form is required for each speaker.

Where and when are the presentations?

Each presentation begins at 10:00am at the Royal Theatre and is expected to conclude at 11:15am – 805 Broughton Street, Victoria.

Where do buses unload at the Royal Theatre?

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. 

Are seats reserved or general admission?

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. 

What time should students arrive at the theatre?

Presentations start promptly at 10:00am so it’s recommended that school groups arrive at 9:30am. 

Can we bring food and drinks in the theatre?

Please feel free to use the lobby space for snacks, but no food is allowed inside the theatre.

Is there somewhere to have lunch after the presentation?

Yes, after the presentation the lobby will be open until noon for students to eat their lunch. 

Who is in charge of organizing transportation to and from the presentations?

Each school is responsible for arranging transportation for their students.

Questions and Feedback

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 or give us a call at 250.361.0800. 

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