Busing and Arrival
Where does the bus drop us off? There are three assigned bus zones within one-block walking distance of Arts Commons. Please refer to the Bus Zones map for the bus pickup and drop off zones.
Volunteers from the Festival Traffic Team will meet your group at your bus drop-off point and direct you to your first performance. We have cross-walk teams in place to help your classes safely cross the street on your way.
Group Leaders – Please ensure your drivers are clear about the drop off zones and are familiar with the downtown area before your excursion. Construction and traffic is unpredictable in the downtown core, so an early start towards the festival is recommended.
If the same bus driver is picking you up, remember to make sure the bus has an identification sign for the window and the driver knows your requested pick up time.
The C-Train LRT runs along 7th Avenue, one block north of Arts Commons. If travelling eastbound, get off at either Centre Street Station or City Hall Station. If traveling westbound, get off at City Hall Station.
How do we get to our theatre?
When planning your Kidsfest visit, check out the Arts Commons map to locate your show’s theatre inside Arts Commons. Arts Commons has seven venues and it is important to know your route before arrival. We will also have wayfinding signs on site.
Have tickets to New Owner in the Stage Door Theatre?
The Stage Door Theatre is located by entering the Stage Door of Arts Commons (220 9th Ave SE). You can only reach the Stage Door Theatre off of 9th Ave SE between 1 Street SE and MacLeod Trail S.
Late/Unable to Attend
- What is the policy for latecomers? Some performances do not admit latecomers or re-admittance once the show has begun.
- Are you going to be late? If your arrival is delayed for any reason and you are going to be late for your performance, please call the Festival Administration line at 403.294.7414 to update us on your estimated time of arrival. We advise you arrive at least 20 minutes early. Latecomers will only be seated if there is an appropriate break in the performance.
- Unable to attend? If your school group cannot attend the show at the last minute, please contact the Festival Administration line at 403.294.7414 immediately to advise us. Please provide us with your name, school name, contact information, and the name and time of the performance you were attending.