Downtown is home to Calgary's best theatre as well as two cinemas. You can see the latest blockbuster, an obscure classic, a big budget play, or an experimental one-man show.
Stage and Screen
Downtown Calgary is the mecca for performing arts in the City of Calgary
Downtown Calgary is a cultural hub that spans many different disciplines and taste. From cutting edge cinema and experimental theatre from the Globe Theatre or One Yellow Rabbit, to the Calgary tradition of A Christmas Carol from Theatre Calgary, you're sure to experience a great show.
Arts Commons — 1800-plus performances and events each year. Performances, live theatre, meetings, concerts and various activities occur in this multi-venue arts centre.
Located within the Arts Commons is:
- Theatre Calgary
- Alberta Theatre Projects
- One Yellow Rabbit
- Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
- The Big Secret Theatre
The GRAND — set in an beautiful historical site, The Grand recently announced Black Radish Theatre and Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society as their inaugural resident companies.
Vertigo Theatre — Housing two performing spaces, The Playhouse and The Studio, Vertigo Theatre produces a mystery series (BD&P Mystery Theatre Series) and theatre-for-young-audience productions from across the country (Y Stage Theatre Series).
Lunchbox Theatre — Calgary's longest running lunchtime theatre, entertaining patrons over the lunch hour. A professional company introduces at least six plays per year as well at the Petro-Canada Stage One Festival.
Downtown is also your location for box office blockbuster films to indie films all within walking distance
Globe Cinema — the Globe Cinema is located downtown on 8 Avenue SW between 5 and 6 Street SW
Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire — located in the trendy Eau Claire Market with all the latest blockbuster movies showing on 6 screens