Theatre & Music

Arts Umbrella Theatre & Music for Children
Spark Imagination

When young children discover theatre, they find new ways to express themselves – through acting, movement, and rhythm. Immersed in engaging and active games, young actors start to learn about some of the techniques and skills that will carry them forward to our General Program Theatre & Film classes.

Led by faculty who know how to bring even the shyest child out of their shell, our small class sizes and safe environment will ensure that the entire group emerges from their class ready for their next challenge.

Location Key
GI = Granville Island
SS = South Surrey


Creative Drama
Ages 3-5, 5-6
The world of theatre is revealed to children in this exciting, interactive, and expressive acting class. Young actors will develop imagination, creativity, and self-confidence through fun theatre exercises that explore the relationship between the physical body and storytelling, as they discover ways of relating to one another and the world.

Dress Up Drama
Ages 3-5
Story time sets the scene for your child’s journey through the landscape of imagination. Theatre exploration gives kids a stage where they can develop listening and social skills, gain self-confidence and self awareness, as well as be creative, in an environment in which kids feel safe and inspired to express themselves. Whether pretending to be fantastical creatures and characters with the help of Arts Umbrella’s costume trunks, or using inspiration to propel stories of their creation, Dress Up Drama class is a place where kids can feel proud, have fun, and maybe… be a little silly.

Imagination Through Movement
Ages 3-5, 5-6
Children learn to express themselves through improvisation and play in this physical theatre class. Class activities may include character creation, mime, rhythm games, and simple choreography to help promote coordination, spatial awareness and self-confidence.

Making Music
Ages 3-5, 5-6
This hands-on class is a fun, interactive way to introduce kids to music and its relationship to the body. Hand-held percussion instruments, song, movement, and musical stories help children discover music fundamentals such as melody, pitch, repetition, and rhythm.

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