2018 One-Act Play Festival

One-Act Play Festival 2018

The Pumphouse Theatre has presented the Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival (with the Alberta Drama Festival Association) for over 30 years and we are excited to do so again! The Festival will be held March 21st – 24th, 2018 in the Victor Mitchell Theatre. Each night will be a collection of 2-3 one-act plays, varying in genre and style.

One play will be chosen by a professional adjudicator to represent Calgary at the Provincial One-Act Festival, which this year will be held in Fort McMurray. Each of those chosen plays receives travelling expenses or a grant to assist in funding their participation in the Provincial Festival by the Alberta Drama Festival Association. This year our adjudicator is Shari Wattling!

Tickets go live Wednesday, February 21st

$12 Senior / Students
$15 Adults
Festival Passes $35

For more information:

call 403.263.0079 ext 100

Job Opportunity for Summer Instructors and Counselors

We are pleased to announce the competition for the summer camp positions!

Job Descriptions:

Instructors      Counselors 

The deadline is May 4th.

Due to the structure of the Canada Summer Jobs funding program received by the Pumphouse Theatre, applicants currently enrolled as post-secondary students and continuing their education in the fall of 2018 will have an advantage.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director at or by phone at 403-263-0079 x 100.

2018 Summer Drama Day Camp


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!

Registration opens March 1st.

Session 1: July 9-20 ($500 Regular $450 Early Bird/Multi Child)
Session 2: July 23-27 ($300 Regular $250 Early Bird/Multi Child)
Session 3: July 30 – August 10 *No class August 6 ($475 Regular $425 Early Bird/Multi Child)
Session 4: August 13-17 ($300 Regular $250 Early Bird/Multi Child)
Session 5: August 20-31 ($500 Regular $450 Early Bird/Multi Child)

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pre-Care: 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Post-Care: 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Pre & Post Care are included in the cost of registration.

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 helps 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 9th.

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.

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



Welcome to our new Administrator!

We would like to extend our warmest welcome to Laura Clendening, joining the team as our new Administrator.

Laura comes to Pumphouse Theatre from the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society where she worked in the role of Outreach and Development Coordinator. With her love of enhancing the experience of others, she has focused her career in the non-profit sector and has found her best fit with theatre and arts. She combines the education received while majoring in Business Communications at the University of Calgary as well as SAIT’s Hospitality diploma program, with the hands-on experience gained from over fifteen years in administration, fundraising, event planning and customer service to bring a wide variety of skills to this organization.

 In her personal life, Laura likes to exercise her creative side with textile arts and woodworking, as well as spending as much time as possible in the outdoors with her two border collie, blue healers.

Laura is replacing Michelle Kneale who filled the role for 5 years and is moving to Vancouver to work with Boca del Lupo as their Artistic Associate.  The CEO and board would like to thank Michelle for her hard work and dedication to the organization!

Laura can be reached at 403-263-0079 ext. 103 or at