Performing Arts

Live Performing Arts Events – Ballet, Dance, Live Theatre, Opera, Speaker Series, Standup Comedy and more in Calgary.

    Scorpio Theatre's The Laws of Thermodynamics
    26 May

    Joyce Doolittle Theatre, 331 41 ave NE, Calgary

    May 26, 2017 To June 3, 2017

    $17 to $21

    When the end of the world came, it was not by fire or flood. It wasn’t Martians or climate change or a meteor from space. It wasn’t even revenge. Instead the end of the world was something much quieter, much softer, and much more melancholic. Read More >>

    30 May

    The West Village Theatre, 2007 10 Ave SW, Calgary

    May 30, 2017 To June 11, 2017

    403-242-7118 x2

    16.52 - 26.87

    WHO’S TO BLAME FOR THE BIG BAD WOLF? Youth, violence, sexuality, family, and growing up; a visceral retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale set against a modern landscape. Read More >>

    01 Jun

    Motel Theatre - Arts Commons, 225 - 8 Ave SE, Calgary

    June 1, 2017 To June 10, 2017


    $15 - $20

    LABELLED: The production includes a photography exhibit featuring portraits of 14 Calgarians who share their real stories about labels they have held and that may have defined, reduced or wounded them. Some portraits are accompanied by short audio stories. Read More >>

    01 Jun

    Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary

    June 1, 2017

    $39.5 - $45.5

    JOHN MULANEY is an Emmy Award winning writer and comedian. He most recently starred in the Broadway hit, Oh, Hello on Broadway alongside Nick Kroll. Read More >>

    01 Jun

    Various Venues, Calgary

    June 1, 2017 To June 11, 2017

    (403) 228-7888


    11 days & nights of comedy, 9 venues, 70 performers, and 11 themes. FunnyFest produces 125 plus events per year including: The Calgary Comedy Festival, comedy shows, Monthly comedy series, comedy workshops, comedy writing, TALENT SEARCH, Christmas Comedy Special, NYE Extravaganza. Read More >>

    02 Jun

    Martha Cohen Theatre, 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

    June 2, 2017 To June 4, 2017

    $23.00 - $39.50

    By Jeunesse Classique Ballet Society Coppélia tells the tale of the mysterious and diabolical inventor Doctor Coppelius who has created a life sized dancing doll named Coppelia.  A doll so lifelike that Franz becomes infatuated with her beauty, much to the dismay of his fiancée Swanhilda. Read More >>

    02 Jun

    Hemmingway Room. 1206 20 Ave SE, Calgary

    June 2, 2017 To June 4, 2017


    $17.55 - $23.76

    Trip the Light Dance Company presents Grey Matter: An Exploration Through Dance, featuring the Youth Training Company. The Youth Training Company consists of twelve company dancers ages 12+ and three apprentices. Grey Matter showcases the original work of 10 professional Canadian choreographers on the dancers. Read More >>

    Next To Normal
    03 Jun

    Vertigo Theatre, 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

    June 3, 2017 To June 17, 2017

    $25 to $30

    Cappuccino Theatre Presents: Next To Normal Next To Normal debuted Off-Broadway in 2008, was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, three Tony Awards in 2009, and is now on stage here in Calgary! It is a heartfelt story surrounding Diana Goodman, who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and her family as they… Read More >>

    06 Jun

    The Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW

    June 6, 2017 To June 10, 2017



    Sage Theatre presents the 2017 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists, June 6-10, 2017 Once again, the IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists is packed with so much talent, it’s spilling outside of the theatre! Join us in Pumphouse Park for thrilling outdoor performances by some of Calgary’s most exciting emerging artists,… Read More >>

    09 Jun

    Lunchbox Theatre, 160 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary

    June 9, 2017 To June 24, 2017


    Free Admission

    For 30 years Lunchbox Theatre has been dedicated to the creation, development and production of new Canadian one-act plays, many of which have gone on to great acclaim after their premiere on our stage. Read More >>

    16 Jun

    Motel Theatre, 225 8th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

    June 16, 2017 To June 24, 2017


    The Canadian Premiere of Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason, playing June 16-24, 2017 at Motel Theatre in the Arts Commons. Read More >>

    21 Jun

    Knox United Church, 506 4th Street Southwest, Calgary

    June 21, 2017 To June 24, 2017


    $11.34 - $16.52

    Urban Stories Theatre and Knox Theatre Collective presents Just Acts: Youth Edition You’ve seen our Just Acts Play Fest featuring brand new one-act plays written, directed and performed by local artists and now, we are pleased to announce, you’ll get to experience the magic again this June! We are partnering… Read More >>

    In & Out Of Love: A Listening Party To Watch
    21 Jun

    Arts Commons, 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

    June 21, 2017 To June 24, 2017


    Ever make a mistake in love? Ever been to a wedding and wondered if the two people getting married are the right two people? It’s not as easy as it seems to make your way through the labyrinth of love and loving. Read More >>

    22 Jun

    Vern's Tavern, 622 8 Ave. SW, Calgary

    June 22, 2017


    One of a kind stand up comedy force of nature SIMON KING returns to Calgary for one night only. Read More >>

    25 Jun

    Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary

    June 25, 2017

    $14.85 - $29.35

    Shangrila Calgary Society and Xiao Ping Dance Studio is presenting “Celebration 2017–We Are One” to showcase their ten years of devoted practice and contribution to our community and, most importantly, to bring people from different cultural backgrounds together to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Read More >>

    20 Jul

    Prince's Island Park, Eau Claire Avenue Southwest, Calgary

    July 20, 2017 To August 27, 2017

    Pay what you can

    Shakespeare By The Bow Sail to an enchanted island where a mysterious storm washes both romance and revenge ashore. Spirits will run high in Shakespeare’s most magical tale of love, family, and forgiveness. Read More >>

    19 Aug

    StoryBook Theatre, 375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Calgary

    August 19, 2017 To September 9, 2017

    $20 to $25

    Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is one of the greatest musicals of the 20th century – a love story set on opposite sides of a turf war between rival street gangs. Includes such popular songs as Maria, I Feel Pretty, Tonight, America and Somewhere. Read More >>

    09 Sep

    Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, 850 4th Street Southeast, Calgary

    September 9, 2017



    Tess loves the prairie, but her parents do not. Coming from an easier life, far, far away, they resent the bitter cold winter and the poverty that means burning cow dung for fuel. Based on a true incident, Tess combines authenticity with drama. Read More >>