The Gander Youth Arts Festival is a new arts education initiative established by Beyond The Overpass Theatre Company Inc. designed to provide young artists, musicians, and theatre-makers the opportunity to learn, experiment, and grow in a safe and nurturing environment.

The Gander Youth Arts Festival is a new arts education initiative established by Beyond The Overpass Theatre Company Inc. designed to provide young artists, musicians, and theatre-makers the opportunity to learn, experiment, and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. Through mentorship by industry professionals, workshops and master classes, and an intensive rehearsal and performance program, this initiative will allow young artists to engage with the arts in a unique and powerful way.

The annual performing arts festival will run during the months of July and August from the theatre at the Quality Hotel & Suites in Gander. The festival will provide professional training and performance opportunities to young artists between the ages of 14 and 24. It will be the first youth performing arts festival of its kind established in this province, and one of the few operating in the country. While performances will be a key component of the annual activity, the training offered to students, and the multi-disciplinary approach utilized will be what separates the festival from any other in Newfoundland & Labrador.

A key component of the festival will be the development of new stories that are based on the history of Gander and the Central region. The Festival will also look to bring new energy to the town by taking performances outside the theatre and bringing the arts to people through a series of “pop-up” concerts and special events.

For complete details and schedule of performances please the website www.beyondtheoverpass.ca or call the box office at (709) 256-7529.