How to Find a Theatre Performance Anywhere in Canada (Including Puppets)

November 5, 2013

Entertainment, Theatre, Travel

Find a performance for the kids, because they need their theatre too

We’ve already written about finding theatre performances in Toronto, but what happens if you’re not in Toronto, or not planning to visit Toronto? Or if you’d like to see more performances in other parts of Canada?

The opportunities available to you for live theatre and other live performances are endless, and are available in a wide range of different parts of Canada.

But how do you find them?

The easiest way is to visit Theatre Canada. This is a website dedicated to providing information to theatre lovers on theatre performances right throughout Canada, listed by province.

The mission statement of Theatre Canada is to support Canadian professional live theatre and to promote it worldwide, and to provide the finest talent in quality theatre plays of outstanding literature to enrich Canadian cultural life.

Theatre Canada lists over 450 live theatre venues throughout the country. For visitors to Canada it is relatively easy to find one, or a dozen, great live venues where you can take in a wide range of different performances.

Just head to the website, click on “Theatres”, click on the province and you’ll be taken to a page where you can find a wide range of choices.

There’s plenty of available theatres in Calgary

With just been spending some time browsing theatres in Calgary. There’s a wide range of choices, and we’ve been surprised to see quite how much there is on offer.

We love to see the resource where some of the less high profile venues are profiled. One that took our eye is the One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre.

Despite being less well-known the One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre is a thriving smaller theatre which has been showcasing Canadian talent for thirty years. That’s testament to the richness of the Canadian theatre culture.

Calgary alone offers, according to the website, at least fifteen different venues including one which took our eye, the WP Puppet theatre.

Whilst not a huge fan of live puppetry there is no doubt that many travellers in Canada will be travelling with children, and it’s only fair that you make allowances for them by taking them to live performances that will be more attractive to them.

And live puppetry has to be right on top of the list for young children.

So whilst there’s no doubt that, as we’ve already observed, there is a wide range of quality theatre available in Toronto, there is also a wide range of choices right throughout the rest of the country.

There’s something for everyone, even for the kids. So get clicking.

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About Lysander Freeman

Lysander Freeman was born in Canada but now lives in Australia. He has a deep love of Canadian theatre and the arts as well as travel in Canada. This website is where he keeps up with the Canadian theatre scene and also a place where he indulges his passion for writing. Find out more about Lysander

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3 Responses to “How to Find a Theatre Performance Anywhere in Canada (Including Puppets)”

    Susan Allenby Says:

    I have to say that we saw a performance at the Yellow Rabbit, absolutely fabulous. The kids loved it.

    I can’t recommend it highly enough. They do a range of shows and if you choose carefully there’s some great shows for the kids

    (By the way, love the rabbit!)


    Allan Says:

    Got to agree with Susan, take the kids to the Yellow Rabbit. They’ll love it.


    Lysander Says:

    Absolutely, get to the Yellow Rabbit. Get the kids to a puppet performance, they’ll have a great time. (Young kids of course)


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