In Advance of Kidsfest

Please review the Educator Checklist to help ensure you are prepared for your Kidsfest visit.

Fill out the Educator Transportation Information Form and send it to Carmen at email or fax 403.294.7487 so that we can be prepared for your group’s arrival.


Download the Calgary International Children’s Festival Outdoor and Indoor Site Maps here.


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.

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.

Remember to make sure the bus has an identification sign for the window and the driver knows your requested pick up time.

Calgary Transit

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.

Have tickets to Meet the Author of The Breadwinner in the Stage Door Theatre?

Important!! 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.