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“Sadly Mis-named”

The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Ranked #9 of 53 things to do in Burnaby
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Owner description: This center serves as a venue for both performance and teaching in the arts.
Reviewed 29 July 2012

The place is plagued by municipal thought instead of free thought. It needs real creativity instead of the canned bureaucratic kind. More like a simplistic recreation centre than an arts centre. The Shadbolts did not know it was being named after them and it was something they did not want [verified before both parties died].

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Reviewed 30 April 2012


Shadbolt is not universally enjoyed, esp. by art lovers who want classic representaionalism. Such folks should stay away, or (better) prepare for a very different experience. The Centre displays a significant amount of Jack;s work, along with some up-and-comers that we'll be seeing more of in the years ahead. The Centre is well laid-out, easy to move through, and the staff don't rush you. Make sure you've got a couple of hours.

Thank Clark C
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

I have been a student of the Shadbolt for several years now and love to take courses in pottery from the wonderful and talented instructors that work at the Centre. My children have also enjoyed piano, violin and singing lessons from various teachers during the past 10 years. We have also found that the summer programs have been very good quality and value for our children to help fill our summer time calendar with worthwhile and fun things to do. The facility has an extensive offering of classes and for the most part, the instructors have been very helpful and talented. The theatre productions that we have attended at the centre have also been very good quality and there is alot of differsity to choose from.

Thank travel49181793
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

We have seen Odds as well as the Buddy Holly story. The prices were very good and there are no bad seats. The venue is also very child friendly for most events,

Thank Globedoc
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Reviewed 17 March 2011

We take dance and art classes here. I am happy to pay to have my children dance while I walk the lake, smell the flowers, stroll the gardens, and sit by the fire.
This venue is outstanding!
We attend the rhododendron festival and seasonal celebration here also. We go to craft fairs, art shows, and theatre performances.
A beautiful venue for our talented local artists

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