For almost 50 years, The Pumphouse Theatre has been a home for Calgary’s emerging performing arts scene. In any given year more than a dozen companies will produce over 35 shows in the two theatres. The groups that perform at the Pumphouse Theatre range from large established companies to small up-and-coming artists collectives. Consequently, the shows produced here range from blockbuster musicals to Irish dramas to cutting-edge performance art as well as dance.
The Pumphouse Theatre is committed not only to providing a high-quality venue for the arts but also to keeping that venue affordable for Calgary’s arts community.
OUR MISSION: is to enrich the cultural life of our community through the provision of two affordable rental theatre venues, learning opportunities for youth, and a variety of programming. We are committed not only to providing a high-quality venue for the arts, but also for keeping that venue affordable for Calgary’s arts community.
We achieve our mission through four primary programs and services: affordable rentals for community, emerging and small professional organizations; a three festival season that provides showcase opportunities for community, emerging and small professional artists; skills based youth drama education; and a no commission lobby art gallery for early stage visual artists that has 3 exhibits a year.
OUR VISION: The Pumphouse Theatre fosters community and education through inclusive cultural experiences by supporting and creating a home for diverse performing arts in a vibrant historical venue.
OUR VALUES: We embrace the vision engendered by the entrepreneurial spirit of our founders. That spirit is sustained through long-term working relationships with our local community partners, supporters, clients and patrons.
We strive to offer high-quality education programs and activities to introduce Calgary’s youth to the arts.
We are committed to fiscal responsibility and sustainability which allows us to provide a quality facility, with a unique heritage, in a natural environment as a venue for affordable programming.
We value diversity in our programming to support the growth of local and regional artists and arts organizations.
The Pumphouse Theatres Society is a CRA Registered Charity and incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act.