September 2020 at Place des Arts
home to our arts community

As we get ready to launch our new season, I want to thank you for your continued support over these last few months.

This fall we are pleased to be offering a variety of visual and performing arts programs, both in-person and online, to provide more options based on individual comfort levels. Online is a great option as our teachers have adapted amazingly well to this new format. We are also looking forward to welcoming students back to our centre. We have been busy implementing safety measures including reconfiguring our studios, installing transparent barriers and reducing class sizes to provide additional levels of protection and adhere to provincial guidelines.
Home to our arts community expresses the sense of belonging we want you to feel at Place des Arts regardless of how you engage in our programs, be it online or in-person. Feeling like we belong is so vital to our health and wellbeing. Our ongoing efforts to strive to offer programs and events that are inclusive and accessible in an environment that is warm, welcoming, accepting and where people can feel they are a part of a community is how we foster belonging; “home” in the best sense. 
This season we will put a spotlight on belonging as a tonic to the challenges we face during this time of physical distancing. Through a variety of special projects and our continued efforts to maintain the Place des Arts’ welcoming environment in our new social distanced program formats, we will encourage you to come join us. You belong here! 

Welcome back,

Joan McCauley
Executive Director
what's on?
Register for the 2020/21 Season!
We are ready to welcome you back!

Registration for Sep-Jun classes and private lessons begins on August 31 and registration for Fall session classes begins on September 4. You can register in-person or by phone during our operating hours for our Sep-Jun classes, and online at our website for Fall session classes.

This season we will not be producing a printed program guide. You can view our classes and lessons that will be offered online and/or in-person now at the links below!

Sep-Jun classes and private lessons begin on Monday, Sep 14 with the exception of the Coquitlam Youth Theatre class which begins on Saturday, Sep 12. Fall session classes begin Sunday, Sep 20.
what's new?
Exhibitions are back at Place des Arts
What it Is by Marion-Lea Jamieson, Springtime Rodeo by Debra Halyk, Hanna at 90 by Lyn Tretiak
From September 4 - October 21*, we have three exhibitions you can view by appointment:

We welcome individual or small group visits. Call 604-664-1636 ext. 0 to book an appointment.
get inspired
Meet the Cast and Crew of Second Star to the Right
The Summer Teen Theatre Troupe's reimagined version of Peter Pan is just around the corner!

In this production, professional director Jessica Anne Nelson has worked closely with the Summer Teen Theatre Troupe to help create an innovative, experimental and thought-provoking experience. The cast has been able to use this theatrical piece to reflect on their current feelings and anxieties of being in a pandemic, and the challenges of future uncertainties. Meet the Cast and Crew Here!

The production will premiere on Place des Arts YouTube Channel on September 4, at 6:00 pm.

Thank you to our funders:
get informed
Important Registration Information!
If you are taking a class or lesson, in-person or online with Place des Arts, here is some key information for you.

COVID- 19 Safety Plan
Students registered in programs taking place in-person will be required to adhere to the protocols outlined in our COVID-19 Safety Plan. Take the time to read it before you register for classes. 

Liability waiver
To participate in an in-person class or private lesson, students, or parents/guardians of students under 18, will be required to agree to our 2020/2021 In-Person Class/Lesson Waiver at the time of registration.

Online Learning
If you are planning to take an online class, our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons has all the relevant information you will need before registering.

2020/2021 Withdrawal/Cancellation policy
Please take a moment to review our updated policy.
Call for Artists! Join our 31st Positively Petite Exhibition
Our annual Positively Petite exhibition showcases petite artworks created by local artists in a variety of mediums. This year, the exhibition will be on view at Place des Arts as well as on our website.

Deadline is September 21, 2020.
Art and Belonging
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald
American Novelist