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Arts & Performing Arts Culture, Heritage & Arts

There’s live art and theatre year-round in Alberta. The province's stages celebrate homegrown talent and showcase world-class performances. • Theatre: In the big cities, expect top-notch productions across genres. Even in smaller centres, community theatre is alive and kickin'. • Classics, but not: See cheeky Cowtown Opera perform on the banks of the Bow River in downtown Calgary. It's opera that's totally approachable. Or listen to the Edmonton and Calgary orchestras do pop music and Tchaikovsky with equal grandeur. • Pro tip: Seek out an art opening or book reading for free cheese and wine with your local artist experience. 

Studio Bell, National Music Centre | Calgary

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Canadian Badlands Passion Play

Drumheller, Alberta
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For seven days in July experience theatre that is amazing in every way. Set in a vast natural outdoor amphitheatre, the 18th annual production will carry you back over 2,000 years and invite you into the dramatic portrayal of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Calgary Opera

Calgary, Alberta

Calgary Opera is one of Canada’s most innovative professional opera companies, presenting three mainstage productions every year.

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Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Edmonton, Alberta
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Star-studded pirouettes and arias, tragedies and comedies all come to life on the Jubilee Auditorium’s stage. The tenors of the Edmonton Opera Company and the dancers of Alberta Ballet call the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium home. Gifted by the provincial government to the people of Alberta, it’s a performance and cultural centre as well as an arts learning venue for kids and adults. The “Jube” hosts the full gamut of international dance, music, comedy and drama.

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