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Arts & Performing Arts Culture, Heritage & Arts

You know that feeling that makes your heart swell when the orchestra hits a sweet, sad note? Or when contemplating an artistic masterpiece, the humbling sense that you’re in the presence of greatness? Or the terror you feel for the protagonist being stalked onstage? Savour these deliciously extreme emotions when you immerse yourself in the local arts and performing arts scene. Exhibitions and live performances are richly diverse, from contemporary to timeless classics, at indoor and outdoor venues alike. Browse the art galleries and studios, take in a play or spend the evening at the symphony, the opera or the ballet. The artist in you will rejoice.
Arts and performing arts at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton
Francis Winspear Centre for Music

Art & Performing Art Options

The Banff Centre

Banff, Alberta
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Canada's creative leader in arts and culture, The Banff Centre is a globally recognized educational institution and conference facility.

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Calgary, Alberta

Honens sparks appreciation for classical piano through a leading international piano competition, an innovative festival and community outreach. The award-winning annual festival is a four day celebration of piano that showcases some of the world's brightest classical music stars alongside Honens Laureates through innovative performance projects and dynamic community concerts. Every three years, the Festival expands to include an international piano competition. The Honens Prize Laureate is awarded $100,000 CAN and an artist development program valued at a half million dollars—the largest prize of its kind.

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Empress Theatre

Fort Macleod, Alberta
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Considered the entertainment hub for Fort Macleod, and the surrounding southwestern Alberta communities, the Empress Theatre, built in 1912, hosts live concerts, festivals, nightly films, live theatre and more year-round! The Empress maintains all of the history and nostalgia from its earliest years.

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