All remaining ADMISSIONS performances have been cancelled. Click here for our COVID-19 update.

A Note to Our Community from Stafford Arima

Theatre Calgary Season Update

With the health and wellness of our patrons, employees, artists, and volunteers our top priority, Theatre Calgary has cancelled all remaining performances of our current show Admissions (scheduled through April 4), and postponed Million Dollar Quartet, (scheduled April 21 through May 24) until further notice.

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Investing in emerging artists means investing in the future of live theatre. We bring new voices to the stage through commissions, readings and training programs like Shakespeare By the Bow.

TC Out Loud

TC Out Loud

TC OUT LOUD is a free new works reading series that gives local writers the chance to hear their words read, local actors the opportunity to practice their cold-reading skills; and the community to come together.

Watch this page in the coming months for information about future TC OUT LOUD initiatives, and future submission deadlines! 

For more information on TC Out Loud, please email Jenna Turk, Artistic Associate.

Shakespeare By the Bow

Shakespeare By the Bow

Theatre Calgary’s Shakespeare by the Bow gives all Calgarians an opportunity to enjoy live theatre in this gorgeous natural setting throughout the summer. Since 2012, this innovative gives recent graduates from Alberta post-secondary theatre programs real life experience working with leading Canadian artistic, creative and production teams to bring a play to life.

The program also features a team of mentors and coaches providing instruction in classical text, voice, speech, and other theatre skills and techniques. Many of our Shakespeare by the Bow alumni have also moved on to perform in our main stage productions including Iceland, A Christmas Carol, Bad Jews, and more.

The cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Photo by Trudie Lee.

Stephen Hair Emerging Actor Award

Stephen Hair Emerging Actor Award

This annual award of $2,500, is designed to recognize Calgary and area actors in the early stages of their careers. Created in 2007, the award honours the distinguished 40+ year career of Calgary actor, Stephen Hair, which includes over 60 appearances on the Theatre Calgary stage, plus 25 consecutive years as Ebenezer Scrooge in the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.

The recipient of this award must have demonstrated a commitment to the pursuit of a professional career as an actor. 

The funds may be used as the artist wishes. The life of an actor comes with many challenges, one of which is monetary. From new headshots to paying the rent, this financial award is the recipient’s to use as they best see fit.

The award is determined by a jury which includes Stephen Hair based on the artist’s body of work and their presence in the community. There is no formal application process.

Our 2019 winner will be announced later this year. 

Previous recipients:

2007 – Justin Michael Carriere
2008 – Alexander Arsenault
2009 – Julie Mortensen
2010 – Geoffrey Simon Brown
2011 – Allison Lynch
2012 – Byron Allen
2013 – Geneviève Paré
2014 – Lennette Randall
2015 – Brett Dahl
2016 - Jesse Lynn Northan (Anderson)
2017 - Natasha Strickey
2018 - Marshall Vielle Natay'ao'tako

Natasha Strickey, 2017 recipient.
Marshall Vielle Natay'ao'tako, 2018 recipient.

Broadway Dreams – Sing. Dance. Act.

Broadway Dreams – Sing. Dance, Act.

After a highly successful launch last summer, Theatre Calgary's version of Broadway Dreams returned in August 2019. 

This week-long, triple threat (singing, dancing and acting) intensive, led by teaching faculty from Broadway, included 62 students who were left inspired and empowered. On the final day of training, the students were given the opportunity to showcase their skills in a live performance for more than 300 audience members. 

Please check back for 2020 Broadway Dreams dates. 

What Sets Broadway Dreams Apart from Other Training Programs? 

Read more in this story from Playbill.

Broadway Dreams classes (2019).