Ready for a night of live entertainment? Though Edmonton’s concerts and performances sell-out fast, those held at smaller venues in the city usually have tickets available at the door. Check out one of these entertainment destinations next time you need a night out! Most venues are only open during performances, so call ahead or visit the venue’s website to find out which shows are playing and when.
The ARTery | 9535 Jasper Ave. | 780-441-6966 | theartery.ca
View an ever-changing display of local artwork, then enjoy a performance from some incredible local and national music acts.
The Starlite Room | 10030-102 St. | 780-428-1099 | www.starliteroom.ca
This adults-only (18+) venue hosts a variety of concerts, DJs, and local events — something is going on practically every night of the week! A $5 lifetime membership is required for you to attend an event at the Starlite Room, which can be purchased online or at the door.
The Winspear Centre | 4 Churchill Square | 780-428-1414 | www.winspearcentre.com
The phenomenal acoustics at this concert venue make it the perfect place to see a variety of renowned musical acts, and is also home to the talented Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
The Common | 9910-109 St. | 780-452-7333 | www.thecommon.ca
The innovative food served at this “Gastro Mash Pub” is reason enough to visit, but The Common also hosts weekly events featuring a variety of electronic, hip-hop, and house music acts.
Elevation Room | 10349 Jasper Ave. | 780-421-7734 | elevationroom.com
Located steps below the trendy Transcend cafe, the Elevation Room is an excellent venue for checking out a variety of up-and-coming local and national musical acts. Grab a coffee and light meal at Transcend before the show, or enjoy a selection of craft beer and wine at the licensed bar.
Garneau Theatre | 8712-109 St. | 780-425-9212 | www.metrocinema.org
Metro Cinema makes its home in this historic one-room movie theatre, and shows an excellent variety of documentaries, film festival favourites, local productions, interesting indie films, and nostalgic blockbuster hits that you can’t see anywhere else on the big screen. Special monthly events include a presentation and film screening from collections like Graphic Content, Cult Classics, and Metro Bizarro.
Wunderbar | 8120-101 St. | 587-988-9559 | wunderbar-edmonton.com
This intimate venue hosts live music shows practically every night, so stop in and check out what’s playing. They have a good selection of craft beer, and it’s a great place to discover new music and up-and-coming talents at album release parties.
The Comic Strip | 8882-170 St. | 780-483-5999 | www.thecomicstrip.ca
Looking for some laughs? Conveniently located in West Edmonton Mall, this venue features some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy Wednesday through Sunday.
Myer Horowitz Theatre | University of Alberta, 8900-114 St. | 780-492-4764 | su.ualberta.ca
This intimate theatre venue hosts everything — from talented musical acts to influential speakers to stand-up comics to movie screenings!
Varscona Theatre | 10329-83 Ave. | 780-433-3399 | varsconatheatre.com
Home to the renowned Die-Nasty Improvised Soap Opera show, the Varscona Theatre hosts a variety of stage performances; everything from stand-up comedy to serious subject matter is explored. In addition to four regular weekly acts, a rotating schedule of plays and specialty events are featured, too.
Cineplex Odeon Windermere and VIP Cinemas | 6151 Currents Dr. | 780-822-4250 | www.cineplex.com
In addition to the seven regular theatres, three VIP theatres offer movie-goers a unique, exclusive way to enjoy the latest blockbuster releases. The extra admission price allows patrons to relax in an adults-only theatre and enjoy access to a private concession stand and licensed lounge that offers a full restaurant menu. Once in the theatre, high-back rocker seats await guests, accompanied by seat-side food and drink service.
Citadel Theatre | 9828-101A | 780-425-1820 | www.citadeltheatre.com
The Citadel Theatre is home to six stages, and hosts a string of professional theatre performances every year. Their annual lineup of nine plays usually includes a variety of musicals, book adaptations, and well-known stage pieces. The Citadel also hosts Rapid Fire Theatre improv theatre on Friday and Saturday nights, a variety of theatre workshops on weekends, and other community performances.