Amanda founded The Ottawa Children's Theatre in 2013. O.C.T. is dedicated to creating, producing and presenting theatre that is by, for and about children and youth. The mandate and mission of The Ottawa Children's Theatre come from a deep and profound desire to enrich lives through theatre and the performing arts. Amanda Lewis is founder and Artistic Director of The Ottawa Children's Theatre
In 2015, The Ottawa Children's Theatre co-produced the premiere production of Up to Low, based on the book by Brian Doyle. The show received rave reviews and played to sold out audiences in Ottawa. The show will be re-mounted at The National Arts Centre in May, 2018.
The Ottawa Children's Theatre offers drama courses for children and youth age 3 - 16. The school has a full range of exciting classes, including specialized programming for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For more information, go to The Ottawa Children's Theatre web site.