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Your Guide To The Performing Arts In Banff National Park

Published Date
Apr 26, 2018
Banff Centre, Shaw Amp, Banff National Park

Performers from all over the world flock to Banff National Park to study and perform with institutes like the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity and Carter-Ryan Gallery and Live Art. Finding inspiration amongst the national park and among colleagues who have ventured here for the same prospects, gives each performance a special quality: an ample supply of invigoration. Immerse yourself in this thriving community and experience the rejuvenation only a live performance can nourish you with.



Join the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity in celebrating their 85th year by taking in a live performance. The inception of the centre was based on a single drama course that has since developed into an extensive contributor to the Canadian art scene. With over 125 performances happening in 2018, including free and ticketed events, there won’t be an event you’ll want to miss. Dance, theatre, talks, and musical stylings take the stage at both the indoor and outdoor theatres, making this a year-round venue. Finalize your Banff and Lake Louise summer plans by getting your tickets to the summer concert series.


Banff’s newest theatre productions come to you from the Carter-Ryan Gallery and Live Art team. Bridget Ryan and Jason Carter, owners and artists, bring a multi-spectral approach to the arts. Ryan tackles writing, directing, and co-producing, while Carter designs the sets and co-produces these Canadian musicals, puppet shows, and plays. Catch a show seven days a week from June-September at either the Banff Lux Theater or the Fairmont Banff Springs. Or check out their Christmas series exclusively offered at the Fairmont Banff Springs. Book your tickets to an existing show or book the theatre group for a private performance.

Whitney Paget

Whitney Paget

Whitney enjoys all things outdoors. Whether she’s camping, hiking, or kayaking, she always has her camera at hand ready to capture life in the Canadian Rockies.