Calgary Arts and Culture



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Since the boom, our city has grown tremendously, and a vibrant and active arts community has emerged. Calgary was even named Canada’s Most Cultured City last year by Maclean’s magazine, making it the best city to spend a weekend getting lost in local theatre, art and live entertainment.

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Day 1 - Calgary


The Vertigo Theatre is right downtown, so you can spend the day browsing through art galleries around Stephen Ave., have a nice meal downtown and then end up at the Vertigo for an evening performance. Part of the theatre’s mandate is to provide theatre for young audiences, so it’s a good place to bring kids. Check their website for upcoming shows (www.vertigotheatre.com).


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Stephen Avenue Walk

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Location:

8 Avenue Southwest
T2P 1C2 Calgary, Canada

Contact:

tel: 403 215 1566 (Calgary Downtown Association.)
fax: +1 403 265 1932 (Tourist Information)


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Vertigo Theater

Location:

161, 115 - 9 Avenue Southeast
Calgary Tower
T2G 0P5 Calgary, Canada

Contact:

tel: 403 221 3708 (Ticket Office)
fax: 403 263 1611


Day 2 - Calgary


If you want to see live theatre or performance in Calgary, the Epcor Centre is probably your best bet. They are home to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Theatre Calgary and much more, so check their website before your trip to find a show playing while you’re in town. Just beside the Centre is Teatro restaurant, which is a great compliment to any theatre night. The award-winning restaurant is set in a former banking hall that was built nearly 100 years ago and is a splurge, so leave the kids at home. The Jubilee Auditorium is another great venue in Calgary that has great musical acts and Broadway shows come through, so check their schedule in advance as well for shows. They are located about ten minutes north of downtown.


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Epcor Center

Location:

205 8th Avenue S.E.
T2G 0K9 Calgary, Canada

Contact:

tel: 403 294 7455
fax: 403 294 7457


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Teatro

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Location:

Olympic Plaza, 200 8th Ave SE
T2G 0K7 Calgary, Canada

Contact:

tel: 403 290 1012
fax: 403 290 1082


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Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Location:

1415 - 14th Avenue Northwest
T2N 1M4 Calgary, Canada

Contact:

tel: 403 297 8000
fax: 403 297 3818


Day 3 - Calgary


Fourth street is home to art galleries, boutique shops and cafes, but it's the unique public artwork along the street that makes it noteworthy. Bring you camera - the pieces are interactive.


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Fourth Street Art Walk

Location:

4th Street
T2S 1V8 Calgary, Canada

Contact:

tel: 403 229 0902
fax: 403 228 1889


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