About Us

WE ARE KALEIDOSCOPE.

Since 1974, Kaleidoscope has inspired over 2.5 million people around the world.
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Mainstage Productions

Kaleidoscope Theatre presents an annual MainStage season of professional theatre for young people and their families.

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Theatre School

Kaleidoscope Theatre operates a theatre school offering professional theatre classes instructed by an industry leading faculty.

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Family Theatre Festival

Kaleidoscope produces an annual theatre festival of dynamic entertainment perfect for the whole family featuring new and exciting work from our Artistic Community.

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Camps & Workshops

In addition to exciting theatre classes, Kaleidoscope offers workshops and camps throughout the year to inspire young artists.

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Theatre Productions

The Kaleidoscope Story

Since 1974 Kaleidoscope Theatre has been the driving force behind beloved Family Entertainment on Vancouver Island.
That Kaleidoscope Theatre will be among North America’s most respected professional theatre companies producing unique and relevant Theatre for Young Audiences; and will be recognized as a leader in young actor training in Western Canada.  We will honour the vision of our founders and their commitment to creative growth and innovation.
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.
• To produce innovative, high-quality theatre experiences for young people and their families principally in the Greater Victoria area.
• To explore the art form of theatre through the development and presentation of new works.
• To produce and present theatre that reinterprets the classics, explores our history, and explores current social issues.
• To provide outreach through theatre-based educational activities for the Greater Victoria community including classes, workshops, and camps.
• To produce works which provide young artists the opportunity to be mentored by theatre professionals in both performance and technical support roles.
• To provide high-quality professional touring productions for young people throughout British Columbia, across Canada, and around the world.
Kaleidoscope Theatre is dedicated to these core values:
• To create innovative theatre that is challenging and exciting, honours the imagination of young people, and encapsulates ideas and stories which will resonate in children’s minds and hearts.
• A commitment to superior artistic values and professional production standards
• To strive for excellence in all that we undertake
• To provide mentorship opportunities for young artists (actors, technical crew, designers, playwrights).
• Providing accessible and affordable productions, programs, and services that benefit children and their families
In all children there is a joyous, curious, responsive, and imaginative vitality that must be nourished and stimulated in every child’s growth and carried into adulthood, for, as adults, a sense of joy (the creative instinct) is essential for strength and self-respect. This is the reason for doing children’s theatre.

About Us