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

Ticket Details

Each event begins at 10:00am at the Royal Theatre and is expected to end at 11:00am. Tickets are $10.00 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
P.O. Box 1000, 625 Fisgard Street. Victoria, BC V8W 2S6
Fax: 250.361.0805
Phone: 250.361.0808

Please find the registration form links and curriculum connections links located below.  There is a form to be filled out per event.

Event Information

Paleontologist, Nizar Ibrahim - Spinosaurus, Lost Giant of the Cretaceous (Recommended for Grades 2-9)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:00am
Royal Theatre

Visit present-day Morocco and travel back through time with paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim to hear how he discovered a prehistoric monster bigger than T. Rex. The largest known predatory dinosaur, Spinosaurus had spike-shaped teeth, a body more than 50 feet long, and unique adaptations to help it survive. Explore the dangerous Cretaceous Era habitat that Spinosaurus called home. Students will be captivated by the amazing story of how this dinosaur was found, lost, and found again.

Registration Form
Curriculum Connection - Biology, Ecosystems, Environment, Geology, Evolution

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, each attendee requires a ticket.

Posted recommended grades - can other grade levels attend?

Yes. All students are welcome though the presentations will be most relevant for the recommended grades that are posted for each speaker. 

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 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 11:00am – 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?

No, food and drinks are not allowed in the theatre. 

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

Each school is responsible for arranging transportation for their students.

How many chaperones are required?

One chaperone per ten students is required.

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 Jennifer Phillips at or give us a call at 250.361.0800. 

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