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Arts Programs at the Shadbolt

Closing March 18 Until Further Notice

Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 all City of Burnaby public facilities will be closed until further notice. View list

Refunds will be provided to anyone who has registered for programs affected by the closure of these facilities.

City Hall will remain open, and all other City functions and services will remain operational, including RCMP main detachment and local fire halls.

Spring / Summer Program Guides

View all the programs the Shadbolt Centre has to offer this spring / summer!   

Registration for programs is available online, or by phone and in-person at the Shadbolt Centre Office, Monday-Sunday until one hour prior to closing.

Ceramic Arts Dance
Literary Arts Media Arts
Music Theatre Arts
Visual Arts Community Programs

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change” – Heraclitus

Constant change has been experienced in the 50 years since the grand opening of the Burnaby Arts Centre, now the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Seasons come and go and with each season we gain new staff, instructors and guest artists. Each year some leave for new adventures or enter into retirement. Some patrons are long term students, with personal commitments to an arts practice, while others are new to our services, perhaps checking out a class for the first time. Program offerings shift and change to respond to the needs of the community, providing opportunities for students to learn new things, and challenge what has already been learned. Infrastructure is constantly being upgraded as we ensure that demands on the facility are being met. Projects are always underway to expand spaces, support the purchase of new equipment and introduce new technology to our programs.

With change comes an opportunity to grow. Change means you’re trying new things and understanding yourself better. A willingness to change indicates an ability to bend and flex while you receive new information about the world around you. At the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, we encourage growth, encourage change, and support a flexible environment to stimulate learning. Experience growth like no other – expand the world around you – practice art!

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