Create Your Own Program
In-Person / Online Options
For All Ages | Registrations Currently Closed
We have customizable programming that includes individual activities from our most popular programs ranging from 45 minutes to 60 minutes. Join one of our education professionals at the Winspear or online for a live presentation of engaging activities at an affordable price. These activities can be paired together or purchased individually. Break up your teaching day or at home learning with a guest instructor and visit to the Winspear Centre! All activities can be adapted for any age.
"Super impressed with how the program transformed real life into this virtual format. I've done the in-person tour program, and I am in love with this virtual opportunity! Well done!"
Maximum 30 children, with one supervisor per six students.
Additional fees will apply for larger classes.
We try to be as flexible as possible with bookings that work with your schedule.
The dates advertised on this page are what we can accommodate at this time, and requests for alternative dates of this program may not be possible.
Sold out dates are removed.
Registrations are closed for the 2022-23 school year.
Stay tuned for 2023-24 registrations.
Winspear Tour45 - 60 Minutes
Explore the different spaces of the Winspear Centre virtually in 3D or in person and learn all about the acoustics, what the building is made of, how the Winspear Centre came to be, and more!
Davis Concert Organ Demo
This interactive demonstration of the largest pipe organ in a concert hall in Canada will educate you about how it was built, where it came from, and who it is named after, plus how this pipe organ makes its glorious sound.
Learn more about "The King of Instruments" aka the Organ by listening to ESO Offstage podcast Episode 5.
An in-depth discovery of how various instruments produce their sound and are played, how they fit into their instrument family, and what role they play in the orchestra.
Meet an ESO Musician
Learn about an ESO Musician’s instrument and their life as a professional musician – perfect for the budding musician in your family!
Your Activity Idea
Our offerings do not stop here... Do you have an idea for an activity you’d like to do at the Winspear? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a custom experience we can develop for your unique needs. Band clinics, choir workshops, art and movement related activities are just a few other options we have organized before, so let’s talk! Cost varies depending on length and type of activity.
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In-Person Option | Online Field Trip Option | Cancellation Policy | No-Show Policy | FAQ
We offer programs to fit into your schedule. Once you register for your activity or activities, we will contact you to customize your Winspear visit.
Online Field Trip Option
Winspear staff will join you over a video conferencing platform of your choice to deliver your activity or activities.
You are required to provide written notice of cancellation or alteration of your booking via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For cancellation, a fee of 50% of the cost of the original booking will be charged. If less than one week’s notice is given, the full cost of the booking will be charged.
Refunds will not be granted for groups who do not attend the field trip. If possible, arrangements will be made for the group to attend at a later date. In extreme circumstances, partial refunds may be granted at the discretion of the ESO/FWCM.
What are your Covid-19 protocols?
Our Covid protocols will be responsive to health and safety conditions at the time of your visit. Prior to your trip, we will be in contact with any protocols that are in place.
Are you limiting the class size?
Class size is limited to a maximum of 30 students. Extra fees may apply for groups larger than 30.
What happens if circumstances for my class change and we can’t attend at the Winspear?
No problem! We are happy to alter the delivery method of your program to accommodate your current circumstances. Contact us to make a switch to one of the other delivery methods. Please note that upon changing delivery methods, your scheduled date may need to be changed, but our staff will work to assist you through altering your booking. There is no fee to change formats.
If I am bringing a homeschooling cohort for a fieldtrip, can I invite another homeschooling group to join?
Homeschooling groups are asked to follow a limit of 30 students per group. Extra fees may apply for groups larger than 30.
What video conferencing platform will you use for our online program?
The one you’d like to use. We can host the program through Zoom, or you can host through your platform and invite us to join a meeting with you. We are well-versed with Zoom, Teams, and Google Meets, among others.
How have the activities of the programs been adapted to be delivered virtually?
The activities you would experience at the Winspear have been digitized for the multi-format offering of our programs. Though the most immersive and authentic experience for students would be to attend at the Winspear in-person, the digital version of these activities is presented in an interactive way with our excellent instructors. Through the screen sharing option on most video-conferencing platforms, sound clips, videos, and 360-degree photos will engage your students with an inquiry-based approach to learn all about sound, acoustics, music, instruments, and the amazing Winspear Centre building. There will be some supplemental materials that we’ll share with you to expand on what is learned during your program, too!
Do I need to do anything to prepare my class for this field trip?
Our program coordinator will be in touch prior to your scheduled booking to go over anything we may need for assistance with the delivery of the program. As the teacher of your students, we will rely on you to be a bit of a moderator during the video-conference session, but we can take the lead, so your prep time is minimal to host us.
What happens if circumstances for my class change and we’d like to switch delivery methods?
No problem! Our programs have been designed to be flexible and meet the need for sudden adaptations to accommodate the unpredictable nature of the virus. We are happy to alter the delivery method of your program to accommodate your current circumstances. Contact us to make a switch to one of the other delivery methods. Please note that upon changing delivery methods, your scheduled date may need to be changed, but our staff will work to assist you through altering your booking. There is no fee to change formats.