Building the Badlands Arts Centre
For over 27 years, a small group of dedicated staff, crew, and volunteers have been working to serve their community by offering theatre, arts, music, and events at the Badlands Amphitheatre – home of the Badlands Passion Play and Canada’s largest outdoor stage.
The dream continues as we are now building the Badlands Arts Centre – a new 5,000 square foot indoor space with a studio theatre, professional kitchen, and more rehearsal and performance space.
rehearsal space – professional kitchen – indoor event space – studio theatre – accessiblilty and comfort for our guests
year-round experiences in the heart of the Canadian Badlands
We’re adding 5000 square feet of indoor space to the Badlands Amphitheatre.
Thanks to a significant federal government grant awarded in 2019 (and one of only four awarded in Western Canada), a 5,000 square foot Arts Centre is now under construction adjacent to our current production centre (built in 2001).
Badlands Arts Centre cost: $585,000
Money raised: $404,000 (70% of cost)
Amount remaining: $181,000 (30% of cost)
The ground floor spaces of the existing Production Centre will be retrofitted to accommodate a new reception area and gift shop, a commercial kitchen and new public washrooms.
This will add an additional 3,000 square feet of renovations to the new Badlands Art Centre for a total of 8,000 square feet of new construction and renovations.
Everything In One Place – Year Round
For our guests
The Badlands Arts Centre allows us to provide our guests with more comfort, accessibility, and culinary options with the addition of more washrooms, a professional kitchen, and indoor space available for year-round events.
You will be able to enjoy smaller concerts, theatre productions, arts, and arts education events along with the Badlands Passion Play, the Canadian Icons Series, Roots Blues & Barbecue, and LightFest: Fireworks in the Badlands.
For our actors and arts professionals
The Badlands Arts Centre give us additional indoor rehearsal and performance space. A 200 seat studio theatre on the second floor of the arts centre is in addition to renovated and new event space on the first floor which will be used for training, workshops, events, and exhibitions.
The Badlands Amphitheatre employs and trains production and event staff along with working with hundreds of volunteers for multiple events each year.
For our community
It’s well known that arts and culture contribute to a community’s well being while providing essential life and employment skills for those involved.
The Badlands Amphitheatre staff, crew, and volunteers work hard to promote arts, culture, and tourism in the Canadian Badlands. We provide memorable experiences which provide millions of dollars of economic benefit to our community each year.
Badlands Arts Centre Costs:
Thanks to a $200,000 Federal grant, a $125,000 Alberta Provincial CFEP grant and the generous support of our community and sponsors, we have raised over $470,000 of the project costs to date.
You can help us finish the Badlands Arts Centre by calling 403-823-2001 or by clicking the button below.
The Badlands Amp Experience
“Absolutely mystical venue.
Such a transcending experience. ”
“We were amazed with this amphitheatre—we’ve never seen such a spectacular stage and area for performances.”
“This is one of the most – if not the most – beautiful places I have played in my career.”