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!

Donate via Canada Helps

Our new season is fun, educational, and diverse.

Tickets $12 each or 2 for $20 by phone (250-754-7587) and at the door. 

Jacky's Village
with dancer Jacky Essombe

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
by Story Theatre Company

Fri. Feb. 8 at 10am

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
by Axis Theatre Company

Fri. April 12 at 10am

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!

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 almost 100 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.