Theatre Alberta is a provincial arts service organization and registered charity that supports and promotes the Alberta theatre community. We are also a member-service organization that proudly represents more than 1,000 individual and group members from across Alberta.
Theatre Alberta members are champions of the theatre industry within their communities. Our members include some of the most active, prominent, and innovative theatre makers, educators and enthusiasts in the province. We also represent nearly every theatre company and post-secondary theatre training institution in Alberta, as well as dozens of junior and senior high schools.
Our group members are listed on our website with links to their individual websites. The names of all new and renewing members are published in Theatre Buzz (Theatre Alberta’s eNews).
Effective May 2020, Theatre Alberta individual memberships are Pay-What-You-Can. The suggested price is $40 for a regular individual membership and $25 for student and senior memberships.
Group A: (annual operating budgets under $100k and all primary/secondary schools) $75
Group B: (annual operating budgets between $100-$500k and all post-secondary schools) $100
Group C: (annual operating budgets more than $500k) $125
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND SERVICES
Access to Canada’s largest fully-circulating Theatre Library! (*The Library is currently closed to the public, but we are circulating items via Canada Post to all members.)
Support in finding the information, resources, and connections you need for your artistic practice
Access to special promotions for members when available
*for groups: Two members of the organization can have access to Library borrowing privileges
*for groups, and ad hoc groups of 4+ individual members: Request and host subsidized workshops for your community/artists through Workshops by Request, both the Hometown and Rocky Mountain Series
*for groups: Advertising your company information, seasons, and productions both digital or live (once possible), on our Online Playbill free of charge
Joint Membership with Alberta Playwrights’ Network (APN)
The Alberta Playwrights’ Network (APN) exists to nurture Alberta playwrights and provide support for the development of their plays. You may select a joint membership with Alberta Playwrights’ Network when you fill out the Theatre Alberta membership form. APN has waived membership fees for 2020, so there is currently no extra charge for this add-on.
Should I Join Theatre Alberta?
Yes. Of course! If you believe in this industry and want to become more involved in the theatre community, then absolutely you should join.
Theatre Alberta members represent an engaged section of the Alberta theatre community: those who actively use our services as well as those who support our mandate and goals. For many of our members, Theatre Alberta membership is a point of pride in our ability to accomplish more together, as a unified community who believes in the value of supporting each other’s work and learning together.
Theatre Alberta works to impact all facets of the theatre community: from education to professional development to audience development. We work to connect our members with one another and enrich the whole ecology of theatre in Alberta. When you join Theatre Alberta, you make a statement that theatre is an important, strong and vibrant industry in our province that deserves community support and community funding.
If you love theatre and want to see it prosper in our province, but do not feel that a Theatre Alberta membership is right for you, please consider a donation to Theatre Alberta instead. (We can provide you with a tax receipt!)