Emerging Artist Exhibit Catalogue

The Pumphouse Theatre is pleased to showcase 22 beautiful pieces by 9 very talented emerging Albertan visual artists. On until June 24th, the exhibit features the work of Leslie Gallacher, Jodi Fuhrer, Cindy Collins, Tara Johnson, Laura McManus, Patricia Meszaros, Larissa Hauck, Elise Mullen, and Sophia Lengle.

It is the Pumphouse theatre’s ongoing goal to provide a venue for increased exposure to local artists, and all pieces are for sale with 100% of the sale price going to the artists.

Come to the Pumphouse Theatre for a show and see some art! Or you can view the catalogue by clicking the image below.

Emerging Artist 2017 Gallery Title page

Now Hiring! Summer Drama Day Camp Staff

We are pleased to announce the competition for the following summer positions:

Job Postings:

Drama Day Camp Instructors

Drama Day Camp Counselors 

Due to the structure of the employment grants received by the Pumphouse Theatre, applicants currently enrolled as post-secondary students and continuing their education in the fall of 2017 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.


Calgary Region One Act Play Festival


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submissions-oapf-posterThe 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! Registration will open for 12 spots on a first-come, first-serve basis on November 16, 2016.  The Festival will be held March 22nd – 25th, 2017 in the Victor Mitchell Theatre.

One play is chosen by a professional adjudicator to represent Calgary at the Provincial One Act Festival. Each of those chosen plays receives traveling expenses or a grant to assist in funding their participation in the Provincial Festival.

Registration Requirements:

  • All registrations must be submitted in person with a completed registration form and a $60 non-refundable registration fee.
  • The performing group is responsible for royalty payments. A letter confirming permission from the publisher or playwright must be included.
  • A clean copy of the script must be included. Photocopies will only be accepted for an original script.
    NOTE: A script can be submitted after the deadline, please email to make arrangements.
  • Make cheques payable to the Pumphouse Theatres Society.
  • Participants who are members of CAEA, ACTRA, or IATSE are not eligible to participate in their professional vocation.
  • Plays must be one act in length. Performances between 10 and 60 minutes. No excerpts.
  • Each group is responsible for supplying its own technicians for stage management and light and sound operation. We can provide training to operators.
  • Each show must be set up in 10 minutes and struck in 5 minutes.
  • Casts shall be predominantly adult and from CALGARY.

Awards & prizes presented for: Outstanding Production, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Female/Male Actor, Outstanding Technical Merit, and Outstanding Original Script!

Registration will close when all slots are filled or by January 30th, 2017.

For more information including One-Act Play Festival rules and regulations, please feel free to email us at

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Gallery Submissions: Emerging Artist Exhibit

Submissions are now open for PTS Art Gallery Exhibit:

Emerging Artists

April 11th to June 24th, 2017
Submission Deadline: March 3rd, 2017 4pm

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance supporting and presenting all art forms; and creating opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The PTS Art Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

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 via email or mail:


  • Submission Deadline: March 3rd, 2017 4pm
  • Installation: April 9-10th 2017
  • Gallery Close: June 24th

Applications or queries are sent to:
Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery Submissions
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 (ages 8-80 representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds)