Kaleidoscope’s Fifth Annual Family Theatre Festival: Thank You, Victoria


Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People’s fifth annual Family Theatre Festival is coming up soon! This year’s festival is taking place June 10th in Centennial Square. For the past five years, Kaleidoscope has been producing this festival to thank our community for their support, but this year we’ve decided to express our thanks even more clearly by making the festival free!


With five performances by four of our longtime partners at the Centennial Square stage, plus children’s activity tables and a pair of exciting food trucks, we are delighted to invite you to join us in the fun and help to make our Family Theatre Festival a thing to remember.

Cam & Daisy have been engaging Vancouver Island’s young audiences for over twenty years! The loveably quiet clown Daisy and her musical pal Cam will be leading a fun-filled hour of song, play, and merriment, featuring a wide arrangement of children’s music – classic pieces, new works, summertime favourites and even songs made up on the spot!

Paul Kilshaw has been wowing crowds in Victoria and across Canada for over 40 years. A very highly regarded professional magician and balloonist, he is a hit everywhere he goes, whether he’s teaching magic or performing his unique tricks. We’re delighted that he will be creating wonderment and magic with Kaleidoscope this year.

The Purple Pirate, a.k.a. Dustin Anderson, is an award-winning children’s performer whose career has taken him across the country and around the globe. With a background in contemporary dance, Dustin integrates dance, music, magic, and comedy to take the audience on an unforgettable adventure that includes friendship, kindness, and caring.

Story Theatre produces theatre that allows their audiences to experience words come to life through action. Since 1981, they have been delighting people everywhere with their unique, infectious style. They invite you along for the ride as we weave traditional folk and fairy tales into theatrical presentations that engage and entertain and that are handcrafted with care.

Activities between and during the show will include an interactive program presented by the Maritime Museum of British Columbia and colouring pages for younger children.

Food for the event will be provided by Hungry Rooster Perogies and Jackson’s Ice Cream. The Family Theatre Festival runs from 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, June 10th, with a performance every hour on the hour.  Admission is free, but space to each show is limited, so show up early!