QPAC Chief Executive - John Kotzas

John Kotzas

At QPAC, we are truly proud of Out of the Box, our biennial festival dedicated to children 8 years and under. Since 1992, Out of the Box has been entertaining and educating kids through a variety of arts experiences, and encouraging them to find their voice and explore the world around them.

This year’s festival has many elements; there are new works commissioned by Out of the Box and QPAC, different ways for audiences to connect with and engage in the program and a new all-inclusive day pass which means you can see more and do more when you visit us.

I hope you find this year’s festival enjoyable, fun, uplifting, thought-provoking and entertaining. One of the most wonderful things about art and the performing arts in particular is having the chance to talk about why something moved you, made you laugh or perhaps even cry. When you visit Out of the Box, I encourage you to talk to the kids in your life about what they see and experience…not only will they connect more deeply with what they experienced, but I hope you’ll be inspired by remembering what it’s like to see the world through the eyes of a child.

John Kotzas
Chief Executive