Calgary is a great place to be if you want to enjoy live Canadian theatre from classics to contemporary shows.
No matter when you are visiting, the city always has a variety of performances available to suit any and all tastes.
Where: Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons
This not-for-profit, professional theatre company celebrates live theatre at Arts Commons with plays by Canadian playwrights and contemporary theatre from around the world.
You can check out what they have planned for the 2017-18 season now.
Where: Second floor of the Crossroads Market
The Loose Moose Theatre is internationally known for its improv and sketch comedy, with weekly performances and theatre for kids. The theatre was formed in 1977 and acts as a training centre for people who are interested in learning about improv theatre.
The team at the Loose Moose Theatre is proud to have alumni who have continued on to perform for TV, film, and stage.
You can find information about current shows and how to purchase tickets on their website.
Where: 220 9th Ave SE, Calgary
Theatre Calgary is conveniently located in downtown Calgary. Around since the mid-1900s, their mission is: “to stimulate, provoke, and delight through ambitious programming created to ignite local, national, and international engagement.” Their goal is to provide viewers with impactful programming.
Information about what plays are on and how to purchase tickets can be found on their website.
Where: 727 - 42 Avenue SE, Calgary
Stage West is a popular dinner theatre company in Calgary that prides itself in offering great food, service, and entertainment in one location. Their theatre holds 360 people and tickets come with access to a delicious 120-item buffet dinner.
Their current lineup of shows is featured on their website, along with ticket pricing information.
Where: 160, 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Lunchbox Theatre is a popular spot where you can catch original one-act plays at lunchtime. The theatre was opened in 1975 to accommodate lunchtime shoppers and employees downtown - now it is one of the most successful theatres of its kind in the world!
You can check out the shows they have planned for the 2017-18 season on their website, along with ticket information.
If you enjoy live theatre, you are going to love your stay in Calgary. There are many successful live theatre companies in the area that pride themselves on providing viewers with high quality live theatre, whether they are bringing old classics to life or presenting original plays by Canadian playwrights.
No matter what type of play you are in the mood for - improv, new, Canadian, international, etc., there is something for everyone to enjoy! If you are planning an extended stay in Calgary, many of these companies also offer group deals and season passes.
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