Performing Arts

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

    hprodeo
    05 Jan

    Arts Commons, 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

    January 5, 2017 To February 2, 2017

    $15 & up

    The High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is an annual festival that animates the city in January with an array of live performances from around the world. Featuring theatre, music, dance, and multidisciplinary art, ‘The Rodeo’ is a showcase of the best in contemporary performance. Read More >>

    6 Guitars
    09 Jan

    Lunchbox Theatre, 160 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary

    January 9, 2017 To January 28, 2017

    4032654292

    $20 - $25

    Written and performed by Chase Padgett, 6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy, and characters. In a virtuosic performance, Chase Padgett becomes 6 different guitar players each with their own distinct voice, views, and musical style. Read More >>

    Stranger to Hard Work - High Performance Rodeo • Special Presentation
    17 Jan

    Martha Cohen Theatre, 220 9 Ave SE, Calgary

    January 17, 2017 To January 28, 2017

    403-294-7475

    $25 - $72

    Stranger to Hard Work Written and Performed by Cathy Jones Directed by Ann-Marie Kerr Presented by Alberta Theatre Projects & One Yellow Rabbit as part of the 31st Annual High Performance Rodeo A hilarious evening with comedian, Canadian icon, and one of the funniest women in television, Cathy Jones (This… Read More >>

    audience
    24 Jan

    Arts Commons, 220 9 Ave SE, Calgary

    January 24, 2017 To February 18, 2017

    $35 & up

    For sixty years Queen Elizabeth II has held a private weekly meeting with each of her many Prime Ministers. Politicians have come and gone, but she has remained a constant. Read More >>

    Disenchanted!
    25 Jan

    The Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary

    January 25, 2017 To January 28, 2017

    $30

    Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. Read More >>

    Three Seagulls: Improvised Chekov
    28 Jan

    The Kinkonauts Lab, 12 16th Avenue NW, Calgary

    January 28, 2017

    $5 - $10

    The Kinkonauts will enter the drab and dreary world inspired by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. In a completely improvised play based on an audience suggestion, the cast will explore the themes of death, disease and the breakdown of social aristocracy in late 19th Century Russia. Read More >>

    Skin Flick
    03 Feb

    The Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary

    February 3, 2017 To February 16, 2017

    403-246-2999

    $15 - $20

    By Norm Foster Directed by Alice Nelson What do you do when all the money is gone? When there’s no jobs in sight, the family home still isn’t paid off and the bills just keep coming, how can one survive in a society that requires capital? When Rollie and Daphne… Read More >>

    bridgetoterabitha
    03 Feb

    StoryBook Theatre, 375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Calgary

    February 3, 2017 To February 18, 2017

    $20 - $25

    This powerful adaptation, supported by a lyrical score, focuses the humor, warmth and emotional intensity of Katherine Paterson’s Newbery Award winning novel. Jesse, alienated from the pragmatism of his family and rural Virginia culture, draws and dreams of becoming something special. Read More >>

    jamienorthan
    03 Feb

    Loose Moose Theatre, 1235 26th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

    February 3, 2017 To February 4, 2017

    403-265-5682

    $21.69

    Jamie Northan and Andrew Phung are back with their hit show Northeast: The Show! Read More >>

    One Lions: My Dinner With ______
    04 Feb

    The Kinkonauts Lab, 2nd Floor, 112 16th Avenue NW, Calgary

    February 4, 2017

    $5 - $10

    One Lions pays homage to the classic film My Dinner With Andre in this never-to-be-seen-again performance! One Lions explores the metaphorical and metaphysical spaces that exist in all relationships. To put it another way, we take a dangerous longform improv journey. Read More >>

    This Is That Live!
    08 Feb

    Arts Commons, 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary

    February 8, 2017

    $25.00 - $30.00

    CBC This Is That Live! This Is That’s 150 Years of Canada Tour #TIT150Years Hot on the heels of a new season of radio and string of viral videos, including “Thought Leader” & “Riderless Bikes,” Pat Kelly & Peter Oldring are hitting the road with a new version of their… Read More >>

    Much Ado From Nothing: Improvised Shakespeare at Saturday Night Lab
    12 Feb

    The Kinkonauts Lab,112 16th Avenue Northwest, Calgary

    February 12, 2017 To April 8, 2017

    $5 - $10

    Much Ado From Nothing: Improvised Shakespeare at Saturday Night Lab The Kinkonauts will trade in their jeans for Elizabethan short pants and create an improvised Shakespearean play on-the-spot, based on an audience suggestion. We are Calgary’s Improv Lab: a longform improvisational theatre troupe based in in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Read More >>

    The Exquisite Hour
    13 Feb

    Lunchbox Theatre, 160 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary

    February 13, 2017 To March 4, 2017

    4032654292

    $20 - $25

    The year is 1962, the season is summer and Mrs. Darimont has boldy penetrated the pleasant backyard of bachelor Zachary Teale late in the afternoon, to politely ask him for an hour of his time. Read More >>

    Kinky Boots (Touring)
    21 Feb

    Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary

    February 21, 2017 To February 26, 2017

    $30.5 - $106

    Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Read More >>

    Gracie - Enbridge New Canadian Play
    28 Feb

    Martha Cohen Theatre, 220 9 Ave SE, Calgary

    February 28, 2017 To March 18, 2017

    403-294-7475

    $25 - $72

    Gracie By Joan MacLeod A Co-Production with The Belfry Theatre, Victoria Directed by Vanessa Porteous Gracie’s world is full of faith and family, but as a fifteen year-old girl born into in a polygamous community, she feels increasing pressure to conform. Read More >>

    One Lions at Saturday Night Lab
    04 Mar

    The Kinkonauts Lab, 112 16th Avenue Northwest, Calgary

    March 4, 2017 To April 1, 2017

    $5 - $10

    The Kinkonauts are Calgary’s improv comedy laboratory. One Lions explores the metaphorical and metaphysical spaces that exist in all relationships. To put it another way, we take a dangerous longform improv journey. Like going on safari with ground beef in the trunk. Read More >>

    Derek Selinger’s “The Gift”
    10 Mar

    Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary

    March 10, 2017

    403-968-6779

    $32.75 - $102.75 (VIP)

    “The Gift “is the essence of the art of magic and illusion played out in a two-hour feature-length theatrical performance through the talents of award-winning illusionist and master magician Derek Selinger. Read More >>

    Alice in Wonderland
    16 Mar

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

    March 16, 2017 To March 18, 2017

    403.245.4549

    $24.00 - $124.00

    Tumble down the rabbit hole and enjoy every minute of Edmund Stripe’s critically-lauded, delightfully fun Alice in Wonderland. Follow Lewis Carroll’s timeless heroine into a world of clog dancing, flowers coming to life and rabbits that are perpetually late. Read More >>

    Girl Crush
    20 Mar

    Lunchbox Theatre, 160, 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary

    March 20, 2017 To April 8, 2017

    4032654292

    $20 - $25

    One sunny, summer day, Sharron Matthews stood on a beach in Ontario and suddenly she found herself struck by a controversial idea that changed her life…forever. Read More >>

    1979 - Enbridge New Canadian Play
    04 Apr

    Martha Cohen Theatre, 220 9 Ave SE, Calgary

    April 4, 2017 To April 22, 2017

    403-294-7475

    $25 - $72

    1979 – Enbridge New Canadian Play By Michael Healey Directed by Miles Potter This hilarious battle of wits is based on true events. The year is 1979, and our hero is Prime Minister Joe Clark: young, idealistic, and stubborn. Read More >>

    Newfoundland Mary
    24 Apr

    Lunchbox Theatre, 160 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary

    April 24, 2017 To May 13, 2017

    4032654292

    $20 - $25

    Inspired by events in the life of Mary McCarthy Comez Cueto, Newfoundland Mary celebrates the unique life of a remarkable Canadian who spent her life in exile in her adopted homeland of Cuba. Mary’s world is forever changed when she meets Luis Gonzalez, who dreams of singing like Frank Sinatra. Read More >>