What is it?
About Epcor Centre
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts is a multi-venue arts centre in downtown Calgary. It conducts 1800 plus performances and events each year and is home to five theatres (check seating plan) and the world-class Jack Singer Concert Hall.
The resident companies of the centre are
1. Alberta Theatre Projects – produces plays relevant to contemporary life.
2. The Calgary International Children’s Festival – holds arts festival that presents professional theatre, music and dance for young audiences.
3. The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra – Average of five distinctive performances each month ranging in style from classical giants to family favourites and rock ’n’ roll hits.
4. CKUA radio network – The Afternoon Edition, Folk Routes, Wide Cut Country, Fire on the Mountain and the weekday news is broadcast from the centre.
5. Downstage – Theatre that explores socially or politically-charged themes.
6. One Yellow Rabbit – Produces original plays that are noted for their intricate physicality and originality, and OYR also produces the High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts.
7. Springboard – Producing and presenting physical contemporary creation for stage and screen
8. Theatre Calgary – Theatre
The Epcor centre is the venue for events such as BD&P World Music Series, Carma Acoustic Blues Series etc.
Why to go?
Things to do at Epcor Centre
If you just have an evening in Calgary, this is the place to be. There are plenty of events to chose from on any given day, including live theatre, dance, spoken word and readings, children’s events, experimental theatre, art exhibits, sporting events and competition, award ceremonies and concerts ranging from symphonic music to jazz, folk, blues, and rock.
Who all can go and enjoy ? - There is something for everybody depending on the event/performance chosen.
Where to go ?
Epcor Centre location and directions
Located in the Olympic Plaza Cultural District in downtown Calgary, the Epcor Centre is accessible by Calgary transit downtown C-train 201 & 202 with stop number 6830. Bus routes 7, 24 , 30, 117 with stop number 8449, route 9 with stop number 5083,route 24 with stop number 6861, route 305 with stop number 9824 are some of the options. Check Calgary transit before traveling for any change and closures.
It is also connected to plus 15 walkway system, in the same section of City Hall and Glenbow Museum.
Epcor Centre Box Office Location- Centre Court at 225 8 Ave SE
How much will it cost ?
Epcor Centre Admission/ Rates
Rates according to the event/performance. Please check the Online box office.
Type of payments accepted – Visa, MasterCrad, Amex, Debit card, Interac
When to go ?
Epcor Centre Hours / timing
Concert/event timings varies
Epcor Centre Box Office timing
Walk-up Hours : Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm & Sunday and Holidays: Closed
Call Centre Hours : Monday – Friday: 9am – 8pm;Saturday: 10am – 6pm;Sundays: closed;Holidays: 12pm – 4pm
How long will it take?
Time Required to Visit Epcor Centre
3 hours to a full day depending on performances.
Amenities, Access & Parking
Restrooms. Gift shops.
Wheel chair accessible
Parking- Underground paid parking is available at Epcor Centre, situated at 829 Macleod Trail SE. The entrance is between 9th & 8th Avenues; accessible from the far left lane of Macleod Trail northbound.
Contact information of resident companies
1. Alberta Theatre Projects- www.atplive.com Ph:403.294.7402
General Inquiries : 9:30am – 5pm Monday to Friday
After Hours & Weekends:403.294.7433
Box Office :403.294.9494
2. The Calgary International Children’s Festival – www.calgarychildfest.org
Box Office -403.294.9494
Festival School Box Office – 403.294.7482
General Inquiries – 403.294.74143.
3. The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra- www.cpo-live.com
Box Office : 403.571.0849
General Inquiries : 403.571.0270
4. CKUA – www.ckua.com
General Inquiries 403.266.5566
5. Downstage -www.downstage.ca
General Inquiries 403.294.7459
Box Office 403.294.9494
6. One Yellow Rabbit – www.oyr.org
Box Office 403.294.9494
General Inquiries 403.294.7411
7. Springboard -www.springboardperformance.com
General Inquiries – 403.265.3230
8. Theatre Calgary -www.theatrecalgary.com
Box Office – 403.294.9494
General Inquiries -403.294.7447
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