Calgary Theatres & Auditoriums
Wyckham House is a student hot spot located in Mount Royal University. This is a bustling area of the university which features a pub, concert venue, dining options and more.
The Pumphouse Theatre building was originally a water pumping station that was built in 1913. In 1968 it was saved from demolition and restored to become the Pumphouse Theatres. Today, the facility is rented out to various local production companies. Inquire locally for shows, times and prices.
Established by the Downstage Performance Society, this intimate venue provides a forum for emerging artists in Calgary. Its priorities lie in ideas, culture, risk taking and community development. In addition to a live theatre, the space doubles as a venue for visual arts.
Lunchbox Theatre was formed in 1975 as a theatre for downtown workers to enjoy on their lunch hour. Performing one act plays that range from the mainstream to the different, Lunchbox hopes to amuse audiences as well as to transport them to a new and different place. Performances are upbeat, the theatre is intimate, and the audience is entertained.
Creative Spaces is located in the National Music Centre formerly known as the Cantos Music Foundation. The venue can be rented out and offers room for 225 standing or 125 theatre-style seating or 60 seated workshop-style.
Located in the main branch of the Calgary Public Library, this theatre sees many film showings and special guest speakers.
Situated in the middle of the University of Calgary, MacEwan Hall is in the heart of campus life with many big name acts to lesser known obscurities performing to students and the public at large. At 25,000 square feet, the upstairs MacEwan Hall Ballroom is small enough for more intimate concerts but large enough for great atmosphere. The newer MacEwan Hall venue is located downstairs from, and is larger than the Ballroom. Both facilities are available for private functions.
The Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium was opened in 1955 to celebrate Alberta's 50th anniversary as a province. The facility, along with its northern counterpart in Edmonton, was then upgraded during the year of Alberta's centennial, 2005. Throughout the year the stage teems with numerous productions of ballet, opera, musical theatre, concerts and more, all taken in from more than 2,700 seats, none of them with a bad view. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster (403 777-0000).
AUDITORIUM / THEATER ROOM The auditorium can accommodate up to 200 people with 148 main seats and 52 seats on the balconies. Lights can be controlled with the console and a sound system can be rented. It is possible to organize any type of show (play, conference, cultural activities, reception, etc.), and the auditorium is accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Located on the University of Calgary campus, this theatre is home to most of the university's music, dance and drama departments' major productions.
The Boyce Theatre is located at Stampede Park and it hosts a variety of events. This air-conditioned space features seating for up to 500 with a 1000-square-foot stage. The space is perfect for meetings, theatrical presentations, lectures and more. During the Calgary Stampede, the theatre is used for a Youth Talent Show and other events.
A flexible venue for art, music, dance and film – there’s always something going on at the GRAND! Home to Theatre Junction and Velvet Restaurant and Lounge, this theatre is one of Calgary's oldest, having been built in 1912.
Cardel Theatre is a beautiful venue for concerts, meetings, performances, movies, HD cable programming showcases...and it is free.
Arts Commons, a six-level complex occupying an entire city block, is a vibrant cultural hot spot. Several performing arts companies make their home here including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP), Theatre Calgary and One Yellow Rabit (OYR). Throughout the year, Arts Commons hosts such prominent festivals as Honens International Competition, WordFest and the Calgary International Children's Festival. Located here are four theatres: the Engineered Air, Max Bell, Martha Cohen & Big Secret, and Jack Singer Concert Hall.
Home to Stage West, this theatre is also in use by several other Calgary groups, including performances of Shadow Production's CSI Calgary.
This state-of-the art facility on the University of Calgary provides excellent acoustics for a variety of concerts and performances. The Rosza is also frequently used for conferences and meetings. Recording facilities.
The Garry Theatre, originally built in the 1930's as a movie theatre, has been home to a number of theatre companies, including most recently Loose Moose Theatre. It is now part of The Ironwood Stage & Grill located in Inglewood.
Located within the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, The Verb Theatre offers new, fresh take on theatre. Presenting new works and plays that focus on current events.
Cozy and casual, the Joyce Doolittle Theatre is located in the historic Pumphouse Theatres building at 2140 Pumphouse Avenue S.W. in Calgary on the shores of the Bow River.
A 'Blackbox Theatre', this University of Calgary theatre is home to student-run lunch shows, and drama and dance department productions.
Easterbrook Theatre is where StoryBook Theatre productions are held. The theatre is in the Community Arts Centre on the old Currie Barracks.