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Live In-Person: $10.00 (HST included)

Aurora Cultural Centre Presents

WeeFestival – Paper Playground

Performed by Foolish Operations (B.C.)

Magic Carpet Series

Aurora Public Library, Program Room 1
15145 Yonge Street, Aurora

10:30 am Doors Open
11:00 am Interactive Performance

1:30 pm Doors Open
2:00 pm Interactive Performance

Two shows!
11:00 AM - Best for ages 8 months – 3 yrs
2:00 PM - Best for ages 3 yrs – 6 yrs
Duration: ~40 minutes

*This special interactive performance welcomes a maximum of 12 participating children within the age range for each show. Parents, guardians and siblings are welcome to enjoy as audience members.
Reserve your spot today for an unforgettable participatory experience!*

The Aurora Cultural Centre is pleased to present Paper Playground, a special WeeFestival performance created especially for early childhood presented in partnership with the acclaimed WeeFestival of Arts and Culture for Early Years. Paper Playground will be offered at both 11 am and 2 pm, to ensure the widest opportunity for families to participate.  The 11 am performance has been specially-adapted for the very youngest audience members (between the ages 8 months to 3 yrs); the 2 pm performance is geared to children from 3 yrs – 6 yrs.  All are welcome to either performance.

Paper Playground is an immersive experience that welcomes children as true creative collaborators, where they become an essential part of the “under the sea” performance. Exploring the theme of water with boats, fish, crabs and sharks, the artists offer irresistible invitations to roll like a wave, fill with air like a cloud and draw the ocean.  This is a stimulating experience set on a large paper carpet created especially for children six and under that is full of live music, drawing, colourful projections and movement. A playful and interactive dance performance where children are free to join in and explore – because that’s what young ones do best!

These performances offer a relaxed ending, and extended “stay-and-play” arts activities for all children and their families inspired by the shows.

“I attended Paper Playground with my daughter at the Surrey Children’s Festival. I was delighted as I watched her engage in this multi-sensory performance, and I was struck at how clever the construction and pacing of the show matched my 3 1/2 year-old’s development. She seemed to enjoy moving, drawing and exploring the sensory aspects of the paper with the performers, as well as enthusiastically returning to sit with me or other children when invited, to engage as a watcher.” – parent


With notes from the Participant’s Guide – Foolish Operations


Foolish Operations is a not-for-profit society, on the ancestral and unceded Indigenous territories of the xʷməθkʷəjˀəm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil Waututh) First Nations, also known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Their mandate is to create dance experiences that welcome babies, toddlers and their families in performances and workshops filled with irresistible invitations to participate.

The Aurora Cultural Centre reserves the right to limit the number of tickets in order to present the best possible experience to babies/toddlers and their grown-ups.

WeeFestival Weekend is made possible with the generous funding of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Arts Presentation Program. 



This presentation is made possible with the support of


The Aurora Cultural Centre participates in the Access 2 Program and supports removing the barriers to arts access for patrons with disabilities and their support persons.  To purchase tickets using an Access 2 card, please contact the Box Office at (905) 713-1818 or email info@auroraculturalcentre.ca

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