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. OUR REBUILD IS NEARING COMPLETION! All our shows are now taking place 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!
WHERE IS THE BACKSTAGE THEATRE? CLICK ON THE ADDRESS BELOW FOR MAP
10330, 84th Avenue (just north of our current location, facing the vintage streetcar stop)
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.
Currently playing and upcoming at The Varscona Theatre/Backstage Theatre:
Teatro presents FOR THE LOVE OF CYNTHIA
June 2 - 18, 2016
Die Nasty: The Live Improvised Soap Opera
Monday Nights at 7:30pm from Oct. 26, 2015 to May 30, 2016 - no shows Dec. 21 & 28, 2015
Grindstone Theatre presents The 11 O’Clock Number
Friday nights at 11pm through June 24, 2016
The Varscona Theatre is home to: