To create original, innovative and relevant theatre experiences that stimulate and inspire young people to think critically about the world around them, and to engage in constructive and creative self-expression.
Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People has been inspiring young people at home and abroad for over 45 years. We are proud to be the premiere theatre for young audiences on Vancouver Island. For many children, we are the first, and sometimes, sole, exposure they have to live theatre.
Kaleidoscope stages a vibrant season of stories that engage young people, empowering them to become agents of positive change.
Kaleidoscope’s exuberant year-round drama school, the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Studio, teaches young people ages 3-17 to express their creativity and individuality through the theatrical form and offers classes in Musical Theatre, Acting, and Voice.
Our playful approach to creation and collaboration, unwavering commitment to outstanding production values and passion to mentoring emerging theatre artists are key principals of our artistic practice.
What People Are Saying
"Thank you for bringing such a heartfelt story into mine and my daughter’s life. I really appreciated the depth of this story. Thank you!."
— - Andrea W (Audience Member)
"My children grew up watching Kaleidoscope performances, and I am honoured to be part of a team that has brought them many lasting memories and helped them develop into the next generation of theatre-goers. "
— Barbara Clerihue
"Kaleidoscope is a necessary community for my daughter. Kaleidoscope is a gift. "
— Tasha Diamant