Theatre and Visual Arts for Grades K–7

Since 1988, the Van Go and Stage Coach programs have provided free visual arts and theatre workshops to Metro Vancouver elementary schools.

Arts Umbrella instructors take creativity-inspiring activities and arts supplies into local elementary schools (with the help of our Van Go and Stage Coach vans). Each elementary class explores a curriculum-relevant topic through Theatre and Visual Arts – experiencing the arts through theatre games, performing, drawing, painting, and more. School children have the chance to embrace diversity, explore artistic expression, and nurture community spirit – all while having fun!

A generation of children have experienced these incredible workshops – directly benefiting from free, high-quality arts programming in their schools.

To apply for BMO Van Go and Stage Coach programs, please email Ranae Miller, Coordinator, Vancouver Community Programs at, and include BMO Van Go and Stage Coach in the subject line. Schools in areas demonstrating high economic, social, and cultural vulnerability will be prioritized, as well as on fair rotation. Successful applicants will be notified in June for the following school year.

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