Itty Bitty Arts Days: Alberta, The Land and The Animals

Fri May 22 - Sat May 23, 2020
Itty Bitty Arts Days: Alberta, The Land and The Animals

Itty Bitty Arts Days: Alberta, The Land and The Animals
Produced & Presented by Arts Commons

***Please note that this event has been cancelled in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Please visit this page for the latest updates and this page for ticket information.***

Now that the snow is melting and the days are longer, come out of hibernation and join us for Itty Bitty Arts Days: Alberta, the Land and The Animals. This is a fun and interactive event for babies, toddlers, young children and their grown-ups to celebrate all that makes our home – home! The land that we share with all the animals has been here for a long time, and this art-party for the very young looks to our Indigenous neighbours to share the stories – both old and new – that help us explore the ways we can all work together. Itty Bitty Arts Days: Alberta, the Land and The Animals provides everything you need to play, learn, and explore together, all you need to do is bring your curiosity! 

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.