Theatre Listings

2019-20 Studio Theatre Season

Studio Theatre combines research, teaching, entertainment and innovation into a season of five productions featuring students from the Acting, Directing, Design and Technical Theatre programs. 

All Studio Theatre productions are presented at the Timms Centre for the Arts (112 Street & 87 Avenue), one of the most technically advanced university theatre spaces in North America.

By William Shakespeare
October 11 - 19, 2019
All performances start at 7:30 p.m. No Show October 13, Matinee October 17 at 12:30 p.m.
Timms Centre for the Arts

Shakespeare's most notorious play is reimagined for our fractious times. In a world much like our own, a fragile society falls to a ruthless demagogue. This visceral, ensemble production examines how dictators manipulate our fears to acquire and retain power.

By Alice Birch
November 29 - December 7, 2019
All performances start at 7:30 p.m. No Show December 1, Matinee December 5 at 12:30 p.m.
Timms Centre for the Arts

The idea is simple. The task is enormous. The cost is crippling. Language itself is against us. Alice Birch's wildly theatrical explosion of vignettes teems with bold manifestos, searing humour and drastic acts of defiance. A host of unnamed characters tackle every aspect of contemporary womanhood, amplifying countless exhausted sighs into a punk rock scream of rage. Revolutionize the world—but how?

By Rick Chafe
Adapted from the novel by Leon Rooke
February 7 - 15, 2020
All performances start at 7:30 p.m. No Show February 9, Matinee February 13 at 12:30 p.m.
Timms Centre for the Arts

In this rollicking comedy, the story of how young Shakespeare became the world's most famous playwright is told through the eyes of an unusual muse: his dog, Hooker. With four legs, a sharp tongue, and a keen eye, Hooker traces the events and unpredictable creatures of the ever-changing Elizabethan world that shaped the young Bard's rise to fame.

By Meg Braem
April 3 - 11, 2020
All performances start at 7:30 p.m. No Show April 5, Matinee April 9 at 12:30 p.m.
Timms Centre for the Arts

Chrysothemis, the lost daughter of the House of Atreus, is starving for love, affection and peace. She seeks nourishment for her damaged and divided family through cooking - but will the very essence of healing through food be enough to transform and nurture the most dysfunctional family in history?

By Ödön von Horváth
In a new version by Duncan Macmillan
May 15 - 23, 2020
All performances start at 7:30 p.m. No Show May 17, Matinee May 21 at 12:30 p.m.
Timms Centre for the Arts

Don Juan returns from the War, ready for more of the debauchery that once made his name. Amidst political and economic upheaval, he finds himself increasingly at odds with the man he used to be. Confronted and desired by the women he meets, is this notorious Lothario about to experience a sudden change of heart?

Ticket Information 

Single Show Ticket Prices:

Evening: $25 Adults | $22 Seniors | $12 Students
Matinee: $20 Adults | $18 Seniors | $12 Students
Preview: All tickets $5 for the Thursday evening performance before opening night
Mondays: 2 for 1

Flex Passes: 3 Student tickets for $30 | 3 Adult tickets for $60
Discounted tickets, without the subscription. Flex Passes allow you to redeem three tickets on different shows or all tickets on a single production. Purchase in person at the Timms Box Office. 


For all questions regarding Studio Theatre tickets and subscriptions, please contact the Timms Centre box office at either (780) 492-2495 or

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Past Shows (2018/19 Season)

May 16-25, 2019

Mar. 28 - Apr. 6, 2019

All for Love
Feb. 7-16, 2019

On the Verge
Nov. 29 - Dec. 8, 2018

Lenin's Embalmers
Oct. 11-20, 2018

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