EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary

EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary

Located in the Olympic Plaza cultural district, the EPCOR Center for the Performing Arts is a popular arts center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This center is located in Burns Building, one of the ancient surviving city blocks. This building is named after Pat Burns, a famous Calgarian.

This building was demolished in the 70s and the Calgary Center for Performing Arts was built on the land. Construction was completed and the center was officially opened in September 1985. This performing arts center was renamed EPCOR Center for the Performing Arts after it received a huge donation from a utilities company based in Edmonton called EPCOR.

The center occupies a total of six levels in the building and is among the top three largest centers in Canada. Apart from vast performance spaces, EPCOR center features offices, theatre workshops, rehearsal halls, radio station, a café, meeting rooms, gift store, salon spa and galleries.

Each year, at least 1800 events and performances such as children’s events, reading and spoken word, dance, live theatre, art exhibits, experimental theatre, training sessions, weddings, public forums, arts education activities, award ceremonies, sporting competition and events and folk, jazz, symphony, rock, world and blue concerts are held here attended by 400,000 people. Be sure you visit this interesting center on your trip to Calgary.

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Sight Map

Sight Name: EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts
Sight Location: Calgary, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 1  

Walking Tours in Calgary, Alberta

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Create Your Own Walk in Calgary

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Sculptures in Calgary Walking Tour

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A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 3

A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 3

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A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 2

A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 2

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A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 1

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Travel Distance: 0.9 km
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Travel Distance: 3.1 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km