Why We Exist
Established in 1991, the founding members were passionate about creating opportunities for a larger audience to access the excellent interpretative theatre programs they created and performed each summer in Kananaskis Provincial Park.
In the years since its inception, Evergreen has grown and expanded in diverse ways, without ever losing sight of its commitment to young audiences and the fine art of science. While touring shows and residency programs remain flagship endeavours, programming now includes the Big Green Puppet Bus, home school programs, puppet camp, and festive special events. In an effort to provide accessible and affordable space to artists and the larger community, we operated the Evergreen Community Studios on the Currie Barracks from 2007-15. In 2014, we undertook the purchase and renovation of Calgary’s newest arts facility, and our new home. In 2016 we officially took up residence in the Evergreen Community Spaces, a 24,000 sq ft studio facility in Mayland Heights. The new facility supports Evergreen Theatre’s mandate to promote the arts through space provision to artists and the greater community.
Evergreen proudly offers curriculum-based musical theatre touring shows and artist-in-residency programs for schools, as well as custom workshops, presentations, and activities for conferences and organizations nation wide. Beyond that, we also provide commissioned works for zoos, science centres, museums, and corporations. Evergreen Theatre has been on the forefront of “green” programming for nearly 25 years – here’s to the next 25!