Just Kidding for Kids

Become a Children’s Theatre Champion. For only $200 you  can send an entire classroom to the theatre for a Friday morning Just Kidding for Kids show! Our new season is fun, educational, and diverse.

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Jacky's Village

Fri. Oct. 5 at 10am and Sat. Oct. 6 at 1pm

VIU’s Malaspina Theatre

Jacky’s Village features music and dance from the African countries of Cameroon and Guinea. Led by dancer Jacky Essombe, accompanied by her friend Yoro Noukoussi, this participatory performance features music played on a variety of traditional African instruments including djembe, talking drum and shekere.

Blue Beads & Blueberries
a Story Theatre Company production

Fri. Feb. 8 at 10am and Sat. Feb. 9 at 1pm

VIU’s Malaspina Theatre

French-Irish-Métis playwright Erin Macklem has adapted Cap-o-Rushes, an early version of Cinderella. Filled with music and mischief, disguises and dancing, this Métis retelling invites us to listen with our ears and hearts. Both tender and funny, this performance provides opportunities to explore First Peoples and Indigenous knowledge.

Somebody Loves you, Mr. Hatch
an Axis Theatre Company production

Fri. April 12 at 10am and Sat. April 13 at 1pm

VIU’s Malaspina Theatre

Mr. Hatch leads a colourless, ordered life, until one Valentine’s Day, he receives a candy-filled heart with the note “somebody loves you”. This heartwarming puppet play examines the effect that kindness can have on a dreary existence. Join Mr. Hatch as he searches for his secret admirer and enjoys the biggest surprise of his life!

Tickets $12 each or 2 for $20 in advance here or at the door. ON SALE in August.

When purchasing tickets in the 2 for $20 category, select 1 in order to get 2 tickets. If you order 2 in the 2 for $20 category you will get 4 tickets.

Just Kidding for Kids is a series for families and children aged 5-12. Introduced in 1995, Just Kidding has since presented over 70 innovative and award winning productions.The series has been effective in developing a children’s audience and building relationships with the community through support from local organizations and businesses, as sponsors donate their tickets to local outreach programs.