St. Albert Children’s Theatre has been operating for over 30 years, providing training and opportunities for young people to develop skills in dramatics, vocals and dance. This program offers youth the opportunity to acquire a variety of life skills that will have a lasting impact throughout their lives.
Leadership skills, confidence, commitment, dedication, team participation and respect are encouraged and nurtured. The result is outstanding theatre, an exceptional national reputation and a vital contribution to the community.
St. Albert Children’s Theatre produces two productions each year. The Spring production is part of the International Children’s Festival and the second is a winter production mounted at the Arden Theatre each November/December.
In addition we offer Summer Drama Camps and a variety of Performing Arts classes.
In 1978 the City of St. Albert introduced performing arts programs that were more relevant to community theatre. By 1979 the City had shifted the program’s emphasis to children’s theatre. In 1981 the City created a Cultural Leadership Coordinator position, which helped focus this programming to develop leadership skills in youth. This focus led to the inception of Imaginings — the City’s 1981 summer drama program. Imaginings presented St. Albert’s first all-children production, The Hobbit. From that, St. Albert Children’s Theatre was born.
In 1983 St. Albert Place opened its doors and St. Albert Children’s Theatre (SACT) became its "resident" company. SACT put on regular productions and started to develop a loyal following. By the late 1980s, the program had increased its profile outside of St. Albert. Spring and winter productions became regular, well-publicized events.
Now over 30 years later, St. Albert Children's Theatre continues to offer high caliber productions and have become synonymous with family entertainment in the region and performing arts classes to the public that continue to evolve and be well attended.