Casino Fundraiser

Volunteers Needed

The Pumphouse Theatre is looking for volunteers to assist with our casino happening March 6 and 7, 2019, at Cash Casino (4040 Blackfoot Trail SE).

All volunteers will receive on the spot training, as well as food and beverages. If you don’t have a car or ride to the casino—no problem—just grab a cab to the casino and we’ll pay for your cab to the casino and back home again.

Proceeds earned from our casino are critical for our operations and the casino is one of our key fundraising events. If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at the Pumphouse at 403.263.0079 ext.101

For more information or to sign up, please visit

Calgary Clown Festival

Call for Submissions!!

Deadline Extended to April 23, 2019

No longer will the people of Calgary sit by and watch jealous, as Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal have all the fun with their spectacular clown festivals.

Pumphouse Theatre and The Calgary Clown Society are collaborating to bring you The Calgary Clown Festival. September 18th- 21st 2019.

Join us in celebrating physical theatre and all the magical possibilities that can come from a clown on stage.

We are now accepting submissions for artists to perform at The Calgary Clown Festival and are eager to hear from you. Submissions will be accepted until April 23rd, 2019.

For full details please download our submissions package. To submit, please follow the link below.

2019 One-Act Play Festival

Detailed program information can be found below.

Single Tickets:
$15 Adult $12 Senior/Students
March 21
March 22
March 23

Festival Passes: 
$40 Adult
$30 Senior & Students

March 21
Remaining Anonymous
From an Unknown Source

March 22
Waiting on Thunder
Mercutio & Tybalt
A Millennial’s Guide to Dating in the 21st Century

March 23
Slaughterhouse Jive
Awards Ceremony

The Pumphouse Theatre and Alberta Drama Festival Association are at it again for the 36th annual Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival.

Over three evenings, from March 21-23, we are thrilled to be presenting nine one-act plays from a diverse array of local artists. From drama to comedy, new work to classics, the One Act Play Festival offers something for everyone. Each evening will be accompanied with a public adjudication by this year’s festival adjudicator, and a post-show reception. The Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival is an exciting way to see some of Calgary’s most passionate up and coming theatre artists. Come take in a night of great entertainment while supporting local performing arts!

March 21-23, 2019
7:30 pm nightly

Victor Mitchell Theatre @ The Pumphouse Theatres
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW

$15 Adult & $12 Senior/Students

Festival Passes:
$40 Adult & $30 Senior/Students

For more information:
Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director
403.263.0079 ext 100


March 21st

Show #1
Remaining Anonymous
Written by Jelena Minshall
Presented by Creatures of Fire Theatre

Show #2
From An Unknown Source
Written by Alan Lebeouf
Presented by Workshop Theatre

Show #3
Written by Madeleine Taylor Gregg
Presented by Reckless Daughter Creative

March 22nd

Show #1
Waiting on Thunder
Written by Mike Czuba
Presented by DIY Theatre

Show #2
Mercutio & Tybalt
Written by Val Duncan & Celene Harder
Presented by Valour & Tea

Show #3
A Millennial’s Guide to Dating in the 21st Century
Written by AJ Baragar
Presented by Red String Theatre

March 23

Show #1
Slaughterhouse Jive
Written by Nickolina Foussekis
Presented by Emanating Theatre

Show #2
Written by Laura Couch
Presented by Seven Starving Artists

Awards Ceremony

2019 Summer Camp

Summer 2019 Drama Day Camp

Session 1: July 8-19 ($500 Regular, $450 Early Bird/Multi Child)
Session 2: July 22-26 ($300 Regular, $250 Early Bird/Multi Child)
Session 3: July 29 – August 9 *No class August 5 ($475 Regular, $425 Early Bird/Multi Child)
Session 4: August 12-16 ($300 Regular, $250 Early Bird/Multi Child)
Session 5: August 19-30 ($500 Regular ,$450 Early Bird/Multi Child)


Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pre-Care: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Post-Care: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Pre & Post Care are included in the cost of registration.

The Pumphouse Theatre Drama Day Camp is a great introduction to drama basics. Participants learn through dramatic arts to gain confidence, make friends and have fun! The theme this year is “Myths and Legends”

Each day of the camp is divided into classes, covering a variety of acting techniques, speech, physical theatre play creation, and much more!. Emphasis is placed on group work that help to develop social and life skills. Under the guidance of our professional instructors, participants will work together within their age group to create a play. At the end of each session, participants will showcase their new talents to family and friends by performing this brand-new creation.

A $50 Discount applies to multiple registrations per family or to registrations received before June 8th.

Participants are 7 to 15 years old.  Final performances are on the second Thursday of the two-week sessions, and on the Friday of the one-week sessions. Participants receive an official camp t-shirt, and a DVD of their final performance.

Cancellation is permitted (less a $25 administration fee) provided notice is given a minimum of 10 business days prior to the first day of camp. No refund will be given with less than 10 business days notice, without a doctor’s note.

We do have a bursary option for those who need financial assistance.

These bursaries are in limited supply and an application must be requested from the Programming Director. We also have a Referral Rewards Program that can provide additional discounts. Find out more information about both of these at

If you have any questions, please email Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director at

Potential Discounts:

Early Bird Discount: This discount is available up until one month prior to start dates. For 2019 Summer camp, the Early Bird Discount ends June 8th.

Referral Discounts: We are pleased to announce our Classes and Camps Referral Rewards Program!  Earn 10%, 15%, or 20% discounts on future registrations for one full year just by referring new campers or class participants!  With this program, you could save up to $460 per year. Click here for more information.

Bursary Program: In 2003 & 2004 respectively, The Glen C. Martin and Robert A. Campbell Memorial Bursaries were established by the Pumphouse to honour these two supporters and to allow children of families with economic challenges to participate in the magical world of theatre. Please contact Kelly Malcolm, Director of Programming, at to apply for a bursary.

Call for Submissions

Quenten Doolittle Memorial Art Gallery: Emerging Artist Exhibit

Submission Deadline: March 8th, 2019
Exhibit: April 4th – June 14th, 2019

The Emerging Artist Gallery this year is in association with Sage Theatre’s IGNITE! 2019 Emerging Artists Festival. IGNITE! is a festival dedicated to supporting, mentoring and presenting emerging artists of all disciplines. IGNITE! allows artists to embrace risks in a supportive environment while providing resources, a bridge to the professional arts community, and meaningful opportunities for collaboration and community building with their peers. IGNITE! will take place June 12 – 15, 2019 at the Pumphouse Theatres.

Artists will be given a choice to opt into allowing their work to be adjudicated to become the official art piece of IGNITE! 2019. All submissions will be displayed from April 4 to June 15, 2019. If selected to be the official art piece of IGNITE! Festival, artists will receive an artist festival pass and an honorarium for the use of their image in marketing material.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:
• Artist resides in Alberta and must be available for installation.
• Artist must be an Emerging Artist, defined as being active 5 years or less in the industry.
• Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only)

Installation Requirements:
All art should be equipped with picture hanging wire or appropriately placed D or Triangle ring hanger. Frames less than 9/16” depth with no attachment can typically be accommodated.

To apply, please send the following information:
• Gallery Submission Form
• Artist Biography (250 words max)
• Artwork: Photos, maximum of 5, do not send original works.

Gallery Submission Form

Timeline: Submission Deadline: March 8th, 2019, 4 pm

Installation: March 31st – April 3rd, 2019 Gallery Close: June 14th, 2019

Applications or queries are sent to:
Attn: Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW
Calgary, AB T3C 3P5
403-263-0079 ext. 100

Selection Process: Art pieces are selected by a committee of no less than 3 people and are a mix of artists and administrators. Selection criteria is based on suitability to the theme, artist’s technique, elicited emotional response, creativity & innovation, and suitability for the Pumphouse Theatre art gallery space and its patrons (all ages, representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds).