Lifestyle & Recreation

Calgary Arts & Culture

Take your pick: whatever you want to see, hear and enjoy, you’ll find it in Calgary. 

There are literally dozens of professional and semi-professional performing arts choices: from avant garde to mainstream, from orchestra to hip-hop, from nationally acclaimed improv to summer outdoor Shakespeare. Check out for a comprehensive view of what's on today, tomorrow and in the weeks to come.

The superb quality of fine arts programs offered in schools and post-secondary institutions are a constant and growing source of both new performing talent and enthusiastic audiences.

And we haven’t started talking about the art galleries yet.

Explore this section to learn all about the ever-changing world of Calgary arts and culture. Another great introduction is First Thursdays: Calgary’s monthly cultural crawl that takes place on the first Thursday each month in the Cultural District downtown.


Modern, flamenco, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, west African and more. This city really moves.

View Calgary Dance

Visual Arts

Discover a bold world of visual expression in Calgary.

View Calgary Visual Arts


From a night at the opera to impromptu jam sessions, learn about the music scene.

View Calgary Music


Calgary’s a theatre town: learn about all of the great companies and venues.

View Calgary Theatre