There’s no better way to get into the festive spirit this holiday season than by viewing one of the spectacular live theatre productions taking place in Calgary this month. From family-friendly holiday classics to seasonal productions and everything in between, there is much to see this November. While many may think that a trip to the theatre is an extravagant outing, there are many productions that are affordable and suitable for kids. Take a look at what performances are playing this month:


The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe

Alberta Theatre Projects

Where: Martha Cohen Theatre (Arts Commons, 215 8 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB)

When: November 19 – December 29

Tickets: $30 – $80

Escape to the world of Narnia and enjoy the famous novel from C. S. Lewis live at the spectacular Martha Cohen Theatre. This production is recommended for adults and children over 5 years old, which makes it a great way to enjoy an afternoon or evening together. On certain nights, the performance will be hosting special themes like a pay-what-you-can preview, pizza night, relaxed environment, and student night. Be sure to check a full list of the schedule on their website to see what special nights Alberta Theatre Projects has to offer.



Storybook Theatre

Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre (375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary, AB)

When: November 22 – January 4

Tickets: $32.55 – Adult | $27.30 – Youth

Tickets are selling fast for Storybook Theatre’s performance of Matilda! This production is a reimagining of Roald Dahl’s novel Matilda as a musical about a young girl dreaming of a different life. A Tony-Award winning production, this show is sure to be a hit with children and adults alike. A relaxed performance of the show will be available for guests to attend at the 7:00 p.m. show on December 6. The show is suitable for all ages, so families are encouraged to book their tickets online as soon as they can.


A Christmas Story

Rosebud Theatre

Where: Rosebud Theatre Opera House (106 Martin Avenue, Rosebud, AB)

When: November 1 – December 22

Tickets: $84 – Adults | $62 – Youth (includes buffet meal)

This production is based on the classic holiday movie, The Christmas Story, which follows a family as they navigate their way through a holiday full of complications. A buffet supper or lunch, depending on whether it is an evening or matinee performance, is included with the price of the tickets. Tickets are also available to purchase for the performance only at a reduced rate of $54. Visit the website for more details on showtimes, as there are some exceptions and special times for afternoon and evening performances.


A Christmas Carol

Theatre Calgary

Where: Max Bell Theatre (Arts Commons, 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB)

When: November 28 – December 28

Tickets: $35 – $117

Theatre Calgary’s popular production is back for the holiday season this year. Follow the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a cantankerous old man, as he learns the true meaning of the holidays. The performance is a total of 2 hours and 10 minutes long and is rated as suitable for all audiences, so feel free to bring your children! Tickets vary depending on where in the theatre you prefer to sit. This performance books out quickly so order your tickets soon!


Murder Mystery Dinner: Murder Under the Mistletoe

Fort Calgary

Where: Fort Calgary (750 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB)

When: November 14, 21, and 28

Tickets: $85 – adults only

Fort Calgary’s Murder Mystery Dinner Series gives you the best of both worlds: a festive performance for you to enjoy, and the opportunity to actually participate in that performance! During this theatre show, guests will need to pay attention and watch for clues to figure out who committed the ghastly murder under the mistletoe. However, please note that this event is only for adults.