Attention wannabe theatre aficionados or theatre fans always trying to get their friends to come with them to the theatre…

Theatre Calgary launched a program this year called The Greenroom – “an opportunity for the ‘next generation’ of theatre champions to engage with Theatre Calgary and each other”. They’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.

Lot’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 doesn’t officially open until next year, but it’ll be totally free. Meanwhile, Theatre Calgary is offering ‘Greenroom Curious’ nights this year. The next one is coming up January 26 for The Audience. Here’s the schedule:

Greenroom Curious Nights 2017:

The Audience: Jan. 26, 2017

A Thousand Splendid Suns: March 9, 2017

Crazy For You®: April 20, 2017

The Audience is about Queen Elizabeth II and her 60 years of meetings with her many Prime Ministers, so it’s perfect for anyone (like me) who binged on The Crown this Christmas. I’ve heard that the Greenroom Lounge will feature English tea sandwiches – seriously.


I’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!

Mike Morrison


  1. I absolutely loved The Kite Runner at Theatre Calgary. They did a great job with bringing the book to life.

  2. Pride and prejudice is definetly one of my faves. It is one of my favorite books and seeing it brought to life so well on the stage was amazing!

  3. I’m new to the city so haven’t seen anything at Theatre Calgary yet but my favourite I’ve seen was Fiddler on the Roof at the Stratford Festival a few years ago as it was incredibly well staged plus a great story!

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