High Performance Rodeo

High Performance Rodeo
High Performance Rodeo
Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts

High Performance Rodeo

Discover why culture lovers adore the High Performance Rodeo.

Kick off the New Year and shake off those winter blues with a showcase of cutting edge, contemporary theatre, at High Performance Rodeo. This local gem, produced by local theatre company One Yellow Rabbit, is one of the largest cultural events in Canada. Celebrate the 34th Annual International Festival of the Arts and discover why culture lovers from far and wide love High Performance Rodeo in Calgary.

The High Performance Rodeo comes to Calgary January 8-26, 2020.

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Footnote Number 12 at High Performance Rodeo

Footnote Number 12 at High Performance Rodeo.

Avant-garde performances

Be mesmerized by bold, visual works of performance art, with everything from live theatre and music to dance, comedy, and photography. High Performance Rodeo brings together productions with inventive costumes, bright lights, and glittering sets, that are always ready to surprise you in new ways. This year’s festival includes 28 different productions across 15 venues, including The GRAND, Engineered Air Theatre, DJD Dance Centre, and the Central Library.

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Join in the fun at High Performance Rodeo

Join in the fun at High Performance Rodeo.

Join in with the locals

New to the rodeo? Here’s your chance to meet like-minded, fellow culture vultures in Calgary! Not your first rodeo? You’re bound to bump into familiar faces at one of the many events during the festival. High Performance Rodeo is a welcoming community of culture lovers and curious theatre goers.

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‘How To Fail As A Popstar’ by Vivek Shraya from Calgary

‘How To Fail As A Popstar’ by Vivek Shraya from Calgary.

Room 2048 from Hong Kong

Room 2048 from Hong Kong.

Discover local and international theatre

The 34th Annual International Festival of the Arts features more than 100 artists, travelling from New York City and Norway to Central Mexico and Edmonton. Check the complete Festival Guide to discover all of the amazing local and international shows included in this year’s High Performance Rodeo.

Local tip: Many productions make their world premiere at High Performance Rodeo, making it a great chance to see these spectacular performances for the very first time.

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The Laycraft Lounge at High Performance Rodeo
The Laycraft Lounge at High Performance Rodeo.

Make new friends at the Laycraft Lounge

No visit to the High Performance Rodeo is complete without a visit to the Laycraft Lounge. It’s the best place to meet fellow festivalgoers, artists, and make some new friends. Located across from the One Yellow Rabbit Box Office in Arts Commons, Laycraft Lounge is open Tuesday to Saturday starting at 6:00 p.m., serving up craft beer, wine, and house-made cocktails, with dance parties, pop-up concerts, and karaoke.

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Experience High Performance Rodeo for every budget

Experience High Performance Rodeo for every budget.

Rodeo and save with festival passes and free experiences

Everyone is welcome at High Performance Rodeo and you don’t have to break the bank to join in the fun. Rodeo on a budget and take advantage of “Pay What You Can” performances and the return of $15 Wednesdays, a great way to get the best seats in the house for just $15.00. This year’s festival lineup also includes 13 free events. Single tickets can be purchased for festival performances, along with festival passes that allow you to bundle together four tickets. Be creative and choose one ticket for four performances or even four tickets to one production. It’s totally up to you.

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