Old Strathcona Theatre District

Something for Everyone All Year Long
In Old Strathcona’s Theatre District  (where Northern Light Theatre performs alongside companies such as Alberta Opera, Concrete Theatre, Die Nasty,  Fringe Theatre Adventures, Grindstone Theatre, Hey Ladies, Nextfest, Shadow Theatre, Teatro La Quindicina, Theatre Network, The Vascona Theatre, and Walterdale Theatre – on every single night of the year, there is at least one theatrical production in performance, presented by a diverse group of professional theatre companies and indie artists - ranging from comedy to drama, true stories, live improv, new work and iconic classics.  There really is something to suit everyone’s taste every single night of the year. 

Get Close To The Action. Great Story Telling In A Small Theatre Setting
Each theatre company strives hard to deliver impactful and unforgettable work in an intimate setting.  The venues range in sized between approximately 200 seats (Westbury Theatre in Fringe Theatre Adventures, Backstage Theatre in Fringe Theatre Adventures, Varscona Theatre, Roxy on Gateway, and Walterdale Theatre) to approximately 50 seats (The Studio Theatre in Fringe Theatre Adventures and Grindstone Theatre.)   We all value story-telling and the collective experience that can only occur when a group of people enter a room together to enjoy a live theatrical performance.

Support Local
Each of our companies are made up of Edmonton Artists, committed to producing our art locally for Edmonton audiences. We range from veteran companies founded over 40 years ago, to new and emerging artists just cutting their teeth.  The money you spend supporting our work stays in Edmonton. 

Great Amenities
With a wide selection of restaurants and shops and services to discover, Old Strathcona is a great destination with an abundance of experiences to add to your Theatre Night out – making it different each time.  You could even add a stay at the Metterra or Varscona hotels for a full weekend retreat of relaxation and entertainment.

In the Theatre District you will find some of the best ticket prices in town, with prices ranging on average between $12.00 - $40.00.  Each company that presents within the Theatre Districts also offers specially priced performances such as 2 for 1 nights and Pay What You Can Events.  Parking is also quite reasonable and accessible.

You can see a play even during the Day! Add a matinee to your time spent in Old Strathcona
Many of the Theatre Companies that perform in The Theatre District offer weekend matinees. Take in a Saturday Matinee after a morning of shopping at the Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market, or a Sunday Matinee after enjoying Brunch at one of Whyte’s great restaurants, such as Under The Highwheel, The Almanac, El Cortez, or The Next Act.  It is a great way to meet up with friends and spend an afternoon.  (Matinee prices are also often lower than regular evening performances).







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