Live Theatre in Edmonton
All the world's a stage... but especially Edmonton. We have live theatre venues aplenty including larger spots like the Royal Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and smaller indie-stages like The Roxy Theatre. Get ready to sing along to a musical at one of Edmonton's dinner theatres, shed a tear at dramatic play or laugh out loud at an improv show.
The Citadel Theatre
The Roxy Theatre
Once you’ve satisfied your tastes for Broadway and spectacle, head over to The Roxy Theatre for something a little closer to home. Once located in a historic building on 124th street, a tragic fire in 2015 threatened to permanently close one of the city’s most important artistic centres. However, resident company Theatre Network rose from the ashes and re-established the venue on Gateway Boulevard. With a dedication to Canadian playwrights, this award-winning company produces soul-stirring work.
The Mayfield Dinner Theatre
The Varscona Theatre
Few local theatre companies have managed to capture the hearts of locals in the way that the artist-run Varscona Theatre has. Since its beginnings in an abandoned ﬁre hall in 1982, the Varscona Theatre now occupies a renovated facility just off of Whyte Avenue. As host to eight theatre companies, the venue is bursting year-round with musical theatre, boundary-pushing new plays, original comedies, and nights of improv.
The Walterdale Playhouse
Across the street from The Varscona Theatre, you'll find the iconic Walterdale Playhouse, an old Fire Hall turned performing arts space. Walterdale Theatre is one of Western Canada’s oldest amateur theatre groups, and is run almost entirely by passionate volunteers. Here you'll find outstanding performances for a wide range of audiences, from classical plays to new musicals.