Looking for theatre that is relevant, diverse, original, and engaging? We bring you stories that will captivate and art that will inspire.

Believe it or not, the ATB Financial Arts Barns used to be a service garage for Edmonton Transit. Now, it is a creative hub for local artists, featuring three theatres, two studios, and even a shop for building sets! From our carefully curated season, to our Spotlight Program shows, to exciting community performances brought to you by local theatre creators, we capture the spirit of fringing all year long.

2018/19 Early Bird Season Ticket Pack now on sale! For the low, low price of just $40, the Early Bird Season Ticket Pack includes one ticket to each of our five season/spotlight shows. This steal of a deal will only be available until May 23, so grab your Early Bird Season Ticket Pack before it’s gone!

 

Yoga at the Barns

Every Monday at 9:30am
Studio B

Yoga for Theatre Artists: Welcome to this Monday morning yoga class specifically designed with the theatre artist in mind. For actors, directors, playwrights, designers, technicians, administrators and all those working in theatre – we can all benefit from the centering, relaxation, opening and strengthening that yoga offers us. With a focus on breath and movement, this class will prepare you to be grounded in performances and connected with your creative soul.

Mondays 9:30-10:30am at The ATB Financial Arts Barns
Just drop in for $10 per class!

Join Theatre Director/ Dramaturg and Certified Yoga Instructor Tracy Carroll for these playful, energizing classes.

*Bring your own mat
*All levels welcome!

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The Balance

May 4 - 5, 2018
Studio Theatre

Kelly is a young mother who, thanks to her husband, has a new found confidence, and a love for the film industry! Too bad for Kelly she focuses on film so much that she doesn’t realize she is about to lose it all! Will Kelly be able to find the balance? Or is she too late? This relatable play is beautifully scored with relevant music, and is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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Last Chance Leduc

Snowflake Productions

May 8 – 19, 2018
Backstage Theatre

 Set during the 1947 Leduc oil strike, Wes and Ev struggle in the oil and water of a young marriage in peril, in winter, in a tarpaper shack in the woods, with a baby and another dry well.  He wants a gusher, she wants a garden and Tricky wants a girl like Ev, his best friend’s wife.  While the men work all day and all night, Ev meets a lady trapper in the woods, Nohkum, who shows her the power of the river in the difficult landscape of marriage.

A play by Katherine Koller, directed by Tracy Carroll. Winner, Grand Prize, Alberta Playwriting Competition, 2013. Finalist, Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition, 2015.

Tuesday, May 15 is a Relaxed Performance and 100% Pay What you Will

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Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

Fringe Theatre

August 16 - 26, 2018

With more than 1,600 performances, 42 venues, three outdoor stages, four patios, and 65 vendors, the Fringe Festival is the ultimate DIY Festival!

Fringing comes in all shapes and sizes so don’t be afraid to jump in and make it your own. Explore the Festival and discover How to Fringe

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Welcome Inside: Brett Miles Album Release Party

Brett Miles

September 22, 2018
Backstage Theatre

Edmonton born funk and jazz musician Brett Miles has had a long career playing with many legends in the field from James Brown, Sam and Dave, Buddy Miles, Mick Jagger, Taylor Dayne, Ivan Neville plus many, many more.

Brett will soon be releasing his first studio recording in nine years, Welcome Inside. Brett produced, composed and performed the entirety of this double album, with a little help from his friends, on real instruments. There are no samples – if Brett didn’t actually play it, another human did. Welcome Inside was recorded and mixed by Doug Organ at Edmontone Studio and will be mastered by Grammy award winning engineer Anton Pukshansky.

Brett and his new 11 piece band will be celebrating the release of his new album on September 22, 2018 in the Backstage Theatre.

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Blood: A Scientific Romance

The Maggie Tree

October 16 - October 27, 2018
Backstage Theatre

Twin sisters Poubelle and Angelique are bonded in both biology and shared tragedy after a car accident leaves them orphaned along a prairie highway in a pool of blood. But the young twins are brought home with Dr. Glass after their remarkable recovery, and quickly find themselves the subject of endless experiments. In a quest to study Poubelle and Angelique’s undeniable bond, Dr. Glass’s questionable practices are soon scrutinized by a young doctor who might be the twins’ only hope for a normal life. Blood: A Scientific Romance probes the questions: Do relationships take on new meaning when they begin to shape not only our experiences, but our biology? And do we, in fact, complete one another?

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Lake of the Strangers

Nehayawin

January 22 - February 2, 2019
Backstage Theatre

Lake of the Strangers in a powerful new play by Hunter Cardinal. Inspired by ancient Nehiyaw mythology, this story follows two brothers in their last summer adventure. Through forests, rivers, and not knowing, Lake of Strangers is a journey of two brothers finding each other and themselves.

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13 Encounters & Fish at the Bottom of the Sea

April 2 - April 13, 2019
Westbury Theatre

13 Encounters and Fish at the Bottom of the Sea are sister plays performed as a double bill incorporating rich poetic imagery, physical theatre, live music and aerial circus. These plays take you by the hand into the tenderness of new love, and the wet wound of heartbreak. They are love stories for Edmonton, to Edmonton and from Edmonton.

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A Man Draws a Bird

Booming Tree

April 30 - May 12, 2019
Backstage Theatre

What they survived might kill you.

After a catastrophic impact a man and a woman are trapped in a strange world called The In-Between. Here in the darkness their broken lives are curiously linked to those of a coyote, a bird and an unearthly sage who holds the secret power of taiko. This is a hero’s tale told by driving rhythm and racing pulse. How will they finish the journey? Where will it take them? And when they emerge from this world within, will they remember who they were or recognize who they’ve become?

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We give thanks to the peoples of Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Nehiyawak (Cree), Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Papaschase, and Nakota Sioux. We also acknowledge our Treaty obligations and are committed to living in accordance with the spirit and intent of peace and friendship.