August 2021 at Place des Arts
home to our arts community

This August brings a roving play to the Place des Arts grounds, the end of our summer camps and preparing for our new season starting in September! Find out more about our upcoming theatre production, Youthless: It's a bit Grimm and the 2021/2022 Annual Guide below.

We're so excited for what the next month and the next season have in store.

Have a relaxing month,

Aurora van Roon
Communications Coordinator
what's on?
Join us this month for our Summer Theatre Troupe Production, Youthless: It's a bit Grimm
Place des Arts’ Summer Theatre Troupe presents an inclusive reimagining of the classic Brothers Grimm story Devil with the Three Hairs. The youth performers, ages 13-18, alongside director Molly Beatrice and production designer Hannah Abbott will revamp an old morality tale through modern eyes. A theatre piece created collaboratively by the cast and crew, this year’s production will be mounted as a roving play taking place outdoors at Place des Arts’ Heritage Square. Attendees will follow the story travelling to four locations around the grounds. This thought-provoking play gives a voice to the teen actors who will explore themes of their time like pressures and expectations, the struggle to feel seen and heard and the tensions that exist between generations.

The first show is on Saturday, August 7, at 6:30 pm with 11 more shows until the final show on Friday, August 13, at 8:00pm.

We're near the end of our Summer Fun! Art Camps
Our last day of camp is approaching! We're so happy to see so many smiling faces joining us this summer.

Here are some pictures from this year's camp. This year we offered 6 weeks of camps both in-person at our facility and online. The camps consisted of a variety of visual and performing arts activities.
what's new?
View our 2021/22 Annual Guide
Registration for our 2021/2022 season opened on July 19, 2021.

If you would like a physical copy, you can grab one in the Place des Arts facility. Just ask our Registration Desk staff.
get inspired
Meet the Cast of our Summer Theatre Troupe!
This year we have a fantastic and diverse group of youth performers and crew members who are creating a unique piece of theatre.

get informed
Congratulations to our survey winner!
Nora N. is the winner from our survey draw for our Spring Session Survey.

She won $75 to be put towards a future registration or to be used in our Artisan Shop.

Our surveys are conducted every session so participate and be entered to win!
Place des Arts is closed August 2, 2021
Place des Arts will be closed on BC Day, Monday, August 2, 2021.

Classes, camps and lessons will resume on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
in the community (socially distanced edition)
Summer Concert Series
The fifth annual Summer Concert Series is back with four concerts featuring local talent and eateries! Our concerts are approximately 30-minutes and feature each bands original music. 
  • Starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6 | Duane, Dave and Johanna of the Town Pants 
  • Starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20 | John Welsh & Los Valientes

Kaleidoscope Arts Festival is back!
The sixth annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival returns on August 28 and 29 with a mix of arts and culture pre-registered and in-person activities throughout the community. Information will be posted closer to the event.
art and belonging
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

Oscar Wilde