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Festival Site Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Friday:  9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday:  9 AM – 5 PM  [Optimist Blue Flame Toonie Pancake Breakfast 9 AM to 11 AM]
Sunday:  11 AM – 5 PM   [with Plaza stage and activities open to 6 PM]


Box Office Hours  |  T: 780-459-1542

Located in the Arden Theatre
Tuesday to Friday:
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 6:30 PM


Performance Venues  |  Map

The Festival's feature performances are held in the following venues:

  • SAVE-ON-FOODS STAGE 
    The Arden Theatre
    St. Albert Place  |  5 St. Anne Street
  • RED WILLOW PLACE
    7 Taché Street
  • CN STAGE
    St. Albert Curling Club  |  7 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue
  • ÉCOLE FATHER JAN SCHOOL 
    15 Mission Avenue
  • CORNERSTONE HALL 
    6 Taché St.

Watch for colour-coded signs throughout the Festival site to help you find your way to each venue.


Park and Ride

NEW this year, our Park and Ride service will only be available from the Village Transit Station (VTS) location.

Shuttle departs every 15 minutes:
Tuesday to Saturday:
8 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM


Wheelchair Accessibility

The Festival’s feature performance venues and site activity tents are wheelchair accessible. On ticket order forms, provide the number of students in your group requiring wheelchair seating. Wheelchair attendants will receive a complimentary ticket.

NOTE: Wheelchair seating is limited in some venues.


First Aid/Lost Kids and Information Tents

Two First Aid/Lost Kids and Information tents are located on the Festival site:

  • St. Albert Place Plaza
  • St. Anne Street Promenade

Lost children will be escorted to an Information Tent. All lost-and-found items will be taken to one of the Information Tents during the week of the Festival. After June 4, all objects can be claimed through St. Albert Place security. Please call our administration office at 780-459-1600 for assistance.


Age Guidelines

Performances and activities are rated by age and based on artists’ recommendations and curriculum connections.

Please consider these categories as general guidelines as we recognize that parents and teachers are the best judges of what is most appropriate for their children and students.

Please contact Terry, our school liaison, for more information: 780-459-1717 or childrensfestival@stalbert.ca.


Food Concessions

Concessions are located throughout the Festival site. Plenty of green space, ideal for a picnic lunch, surrounds the Festival site. Many of our food vendors offer hot lunch options. 

View our list of food vendors →

Schools and Groups may pre-order Hot Lunches from Pizza 73


Festival Gift Shop

Souvenirs are available for purchase in the merchandise tent located on the Front Plaza. Stop by to purchase all kinds of great Festival memorabilia such as t-shirts, Frisbees, glitter tattoos, yo-yos or a CD featuring your favourite Festival artist.


Friends of SACT General Store

Enter the wild, wacky and wonderful Festival General Store located on the Front Plaza hosted by the Friends of St. Albert Children's Theatre Society. Whether you have $1 or $5 to spend, you will find all sorts of cool stuff like balls and rings, hoops and things. All proceeds support St. Albert Children's Theatre.

Last edited: May 26, 2017

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