Attention wannabe theatre aficionados or theatre fans always trying to get their friends to come with them to the theatreâ€¦
Theatre Calgary launched a program this year called The Greenroom – “an opportunity for the â€˜next generationâ€™ of theatre champions to engage with Theatre Calgary and each otherâ€. Theyâ€™ve developed the program to include just what I think we need: cheaper tickets, snacks, and a bar. Mission accomplished, folks.
Basically, on the first Thursday of each show, we young folk (yes, I said WE), can access theatre with The Greenroom discount ($10 off any ticket you want) and can spend time drinking, snacking, and chatting with fellow Greenroom-ers in the Greenroom Lounge before the show. There are also usually an artist talk on those nights in the main lobby, so you can get a full artistic experience or just hang in the lounge.
Lotâ€™s of Calgary organizations offer programs like this to increase accessibility and community for young professionals – Club Wolfgang at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra comes to mind. I hope the trend continues!
Membership in The Greenroom doesnâ€™t officially open until next year, but itâ€™ll be totally free. Meanwhile, Theatre Calgary is offering â€˜Greenroom Curiousâ€™ nights this year. The next one is coming up January 26 for The Audience. Hereâ€™s the schedule:
Greenroom Curious Nights 2017:
– The Audience: Jan. 26, 2017
– A Thousand Splendid Suns: March 9, 2017
– Crazy For YouÂ®: April 20, 2017
The next Greenroom Curious night is January 26. Join us for tea sandwiches and bubbles as we take in The Audience, about Queen Elizabeth II. To join in, just book your tickets online or via phone using the code GREENROOM for the Greenroom discount. The Greenroom is an opportunity for the next generation of theatre champions to engage with @theatrecalgary – and each other. We host Greenroom nights on the first Thursday of most TC shows so we can come together. Join us!
The Audience is about Queen Elizabeth II and her 60 years of meetings with her many Prime Ministers, so itâ€™s perfect for anyone (like me) who binged on The Crown this Christmas. Iâ€™ve heard that the Greenroom Lounge will feature English tea sandwiches – seriously.
Iâ€™ve got two tickets to The Audience with Greenroom Access on January 26 to give away. The lounge opens at 6:30pm, and the show is at 7:30.
To be entered, leave a comment below about your favourite play you’ve ever seen.
I’ll do the draw on January 23rd. Good luck!