Live theatre in Calgary
Celebrating the art of live theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects creates a welcoming atmosphere in the beautiful Martha Cohen Theatre for everyone to enjoy. Get a front row seat to new works of theatre, plays by Canadian playwrights, and contemporary theatre from around the world. Each season presents a mix of emotional dramas and playful family friendly theatre. Check out What’s On at ATP before planning your next trip.
Location: Martha Cohen Theatre, 215 8 Ave SE
Your waiter does double duty at Jubilations Dinner Theatre, serving your delicious four course meal and performing on stage in the live theatre show. Original productions parody the best in movies, music, and pop culture at this family friendly dinner theatre experience. Parking available on site or short walk from the Westbrook Calgary Transit C-Train station. Love dinner and a show? Learn more about dinner theatres in Calgary.
Location: 1002 37 St SW
Eat your lunch and enjoy a live performance with Lunchbox Theatre, a noon hour theatre company staging one-act plays to hungry downtown audiences. Comedies, musicals, and dramas take the stage in short and creative productions in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. You can even request a meal ahead of time when you order your tickets, and a boxed lunch will be ready and waiting for you at showtime.
Location: 115 9 Ave SW
One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre is part of the cultural fabric of the city, staging award-winning productions and hosting the annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts for three wild weeks each January. Touring performances, international shows, and experimental works come together in unexpected venues around Calgary for a theatre festival experience unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Location: 225 8 Ave SE
Celebrating the best of the Bard, The Shakespeare Company presents a full season of history’s most celebrated playwright each year. One of the only non-festival Shakespeare focused theatre companies in Canada, this is the perfect intro to Shakespeare for new theatre goers with everything from comedies to dramas taking the stage. You can even get a behind-the-scenes look with open previews available to the public before the show officially opens.
Location: 115 - 9 Ave. S.E.
Make it a date night with Stage West Theatre Restaurants, a dinner theatre that presents nightly shows, tribute concerts, kids’ theatre, and main productions, inspired by film and television. The buffet dinner menu includes everything from a salad bar and sushi to carving stations and tapas, along with a dessert menu everyone will love. That’s what makes it the ultimate date night for food and theatre lovers.
Location: 727 42 Ave SE
Entertaining audiences since the 1940s, Theatre Calgary produces a full season of headlining shows from local playwrights and seasonal classics to musicals with live orchestras. Their production of A Christmas Carol each holiday season has become a family tradition in Calgary for more than 30 years. Each summer, Theatre Calgary supports emerging local artists with the popular Shakespeare by the Bow, staging easy to understand productions from the Bard with audiences sitting on picnic blankets in Prince’s Island Park. It’s a summer classic.
Location: 220 9 Ave SE
It’s always a mystery with Vertigo Theatre, an award-winning theatre company known for producing thrillers from Agatha Christie to new works from the Broadway stage. The intimate 350 seat theatre pulls you right into the action until the final clues come together. It’s guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!
Location: 115 9 Ave SE #161