Theatre Alberta is dedicated to the growth and development of the Alberta theatre community and all its constituencies. We are committed to achieving this mandate by providing the highest quality services, support, programming, information and advocacy. We work to engage and foster meaningful relationships and partnerships between the professional, emerging, amateur and educational theatre communities.
Theatre Alberta is a Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO). We proudly represent more than 1000 members from across the province. Theatre Alberta was incorporated under the provincial Societies Act in 1981, and became a registered Canadian Charity under the federal Income Tax Act in 2010.
Theatre Alberta is well recognized by its members, funders and the provincial theatre community as a responsive organization that works diligently to protect and nurture theatre and theatre artists in Alberta. We have experienced significant growth in programming, staffing and financial operations in the past ten years, which has expanded our reach and impact in the province and solidified our position as a leader in Alberta’s arts and cultural industry.
Programs and Services
We offer a wide range of programs and services to drama students, professional theatre artists, educators, and enthusiasts, as well as to schools, post-secondary institutions, and community and professional theatres.
- Library – fully circulating with more than 18,500 titles – including playscripts, musicals, periodicals, and reference materials
- Artstrek – a residential theatre program for teens
- Dramaworks – an theatre workshop series for adults
- Playworks Ink – a weekend theatre conference co-presented with Alberta Playwrights’ Network
- Workshops by Request – for community theatres across the province
- Emerge – an annual audition event for graduating post-secondary actors
- Safe Stages – a publication and seminar for occupational Health and Safety awareness and education
- The Playbill – an annual poster of Alberta’s theatre season
- All Stages – a triannual print magazine
- Theatre Buzz – a monthly electronic update
- Publications – including the Community Theatre Handbook, the Theatre Facility Handbook and eScripts (PDFs of unpublished Albertan plays).
- Direct Support to Alberta Playwrights’ Network, Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology – Alberta Section, and the Alberta High School Drama Festival Association
- Information and Advocacy on local, provincial, and national fronts
- Apply for a Theatre Alberta Membership online