Itty Bitty Arts Days: An Alice In Wonderland Tea Party

Sat September 28 - Sat September 28, 2019
Itty Bitty Arts Days: An Alice In Wonderland Tea Party

Itty Bitty Arts Days: An Alice In Wonderland Tea Party
Produced & Presented by Arts Commons

Engineered Air Theatre 
Friday September 27, 2019
Saturday September 28, 2019

Come down the rabbit hole and join us for Itty Bitty Arts Days: An Alice In Wonderland Tea Party! This tea time adventure brings Wonderland to the Engineered Air Theatre for an open-house art-party designed for the very young. This fun and interactive event is a chance for babies, toddlers, young children and their grown-ups to explore an immersive wonderland forest environment complete with theatre, music, dance, and art activities. Itty Bitty Arts Days: An Alice in Wonderland Tea Party provides everything you need to play, learn, and explore together, and it’s all hosted by Alice’s friends and us here at Arts Commons too!

Take a break in our family lounge, complete with sensory experiences for babies and toddlers, and all the amenities you’ll need to feel at home with your infants and young children. This is a fuss-friendly environment that welcomes families of all shapes and sizes, so join in and let the moment take you or have a rest and enjoy a quiet activity.                                                           

There are two chances to take part in Itty Bitty Arts Days:

                                    Morning Tea Party:
                                    9:30 AM                       Doors open and crafts begin
                                    10:15 AM – 11:30 AM   Performances and interactive workshops                                                                                                                                 

                                    Afternoon Tea Party:
                                    1:30 PM                       Doors open and crafts begin
                                    2:15 PM – 3:30 PM       Performances and interactive workshops                                  

Families are welcome to arrive anytime during their tea time and take breaks in the family lounge as needed. Your ticket will allow you to arrive and leave as many times as you like for EITHER the morning or the afternoon – or purchase a ticket to both and do it all again in the afternoon! Oh, and free valet stroller parking is available when you arrive.

18-months old and under are FREE, but require a ticket. 

This venue IS wheelchair accessible.                                                                                            

We regret that an audio described performance, or audio-enhanced/subtitles are not available for this presentation. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or comments: 

Please do not hesitate to call our box office with any questions or concerns regarding ticketing or accessibility: 403-294-9494.

To make planning your trip a bit easier, the most convenient parking can be found in the Arts Commons Parkade or across the street in the City Hall Parkade (attached by a +15 with an elevator). Arts Commons is also easily accessible by Calgary Transit (the C-Train is a block away) and the Centre City Cycle Track Network (there are bike racks out front of each entrance on 8th Ave SE).



Ideal for: Performances, presentations, lectures, weddings
Capacity: 185 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Cocktail reception  80 - dinner
Stage: Stage measures 11’ deep x 34’ wide 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: customizable theatre lighting, standard room set-up, private lobby, event planning support 

Completed in 1994 the Engineered Air Theatre carries on the tradition of having a theatre located in its exact location for over 100 years, even incorporating rescued decorative elements from the old Empress Theatre into both its theatre and lobby design. In the summer of 2016, the Engineered Air had a face lift with the comfier chairs and updated décor.