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Arts Umbrella presents Expressions, an annual festival celebrating the boundless creativity of young minds—because young artists show us creativity at its brightest.

Expressions Festival brings inspired and cutting-edge dance performances, innovative and original theatre shows, and diverse arts exhibitions to venues and stages across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Every discipline, every class, and virtually every Arts Umbrella Spring session student showcases work during Expressions. The festival allows young artists to take pride in their accomplishments, and share that pride with family, friends, and the public.

Support our young artists by visiting an exhibit or taking in a show by our theatre troupes at Waterfront Theatre or our dancers at the Vancouver Playhouse. No matter what you choose to see or do, Expressions will leave a lasting impression.


Be moved. The culmination of months of exploration and rehearsal, the Arts Umbrella Dance Company takes the stage in two extraordinary, cutting-edge performances.

AUDC Season Finale: May 21-24, 2020 at the Vancouver Playhouse.

Arts Umbrella Dance Recital: June 11-14, 2020 at the Vancouver Playhouse.


This May, Arts Umbrella Theatre & Music presents four fabulous productions performed by talented emerging artists. Join us for a performance and be inspired by the creativity on stage.

Expressions Theatre Festival: May 15-23, 2020 at Waterfront Theatre and The NEST on Granville Island

Theatre Intensive Showcases: May 20-23, 2020 at The NEST on Granville Island


Celebrate our visual artists’ accomplishments. After months of exploration and experimentation in classes ranging from drawing and painting, to mixed media and sculpture, to photography and animation, Arts Umbrella’s Spring session students are ready to display their works to friends, family, and the public. With such a broad range of art forms and projects, we showcase work at exhibits and displays across the Lower Mainland.

Arts Umbrella Granville Island:
More information coming soon

Early Learning Visual Arts Exhibition
More information coming soon

Arts Umbrella South Surrey:
Expressions at Landmark Pop Up Town Arts Studio
15140 N. Bluff Road, White Rock
Dates coming soon

Early Learning Exhibition at AU South Surrey
The Shops at Morgan Crossing, N116 – 15850 26 Avenue
Dates coming soon