Live, Professional Theatre All Year Long: Let the rebuild begin!!The Varscona Theatre is located in the heart of Old Strathcona, 10329 – 83 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We are home to eight professional resident companies as well as many independent professional and fringe theatres. The date is set! On February 15, 2015 we will close the doors of the Varscona Theatre and prepare it for a thrilling renovation! On Thursday February 18th, 2015 our next show (Plain Jane Theatre’s wonderful concert musical Drat the Cat!) will open at our interim venue, The Backstage Theatre, across the street at the ATB Financial Arts Barns (better known during the Fringe as the cabaret space). We will be there for approximately one year and return in the spring of 2016 to our new home: a beautiful, intimate 200 seat theatre (the old fire tower and beautiful brick internal walls will remain for both practical and nostalgic reasons). As we learn more about the specifics we will be setting up a frequently asked questions page. In the meantime we would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all of you, our patrons, sponsors and donors. It is your support- your feeling of ownership- that makes the Varscona Theatre feel like home for hundreds of artists every year. This renovation will ensure we are all there to entertain you for generations to come!
Below you’ll find what’s playing today and what’s coming up. Our weekly and monthly improv shows take place concurrently with mainstage plays.