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|Ticket Office is open Monday – Friday from 9AM – 5PM and one hour prior to performance.|
Profile Last Updated: September 04, 2008
Vertigo opened in late 2003 with the world premiere of a long lost Agatha Christie play, "Chimneys." Now located below the Calgary Tower, Vertigo has two theatres: a 350-seater with a proscenium stage called The Playhouse, and a 130-seat flexible black box studio called The Studio. The Empress Lounge and lobby double as a large art gallery (Gallery 2005) displaying artworks on loan from the Alberta Foundation For The Arts and Calgary Allied Arts Foundation collections. The playhouse boasts comfortable seating with good sightlines throughout.
Vertigo has rapidly built a faithful customer base among Calgary's sleuth-loving public. That includes kids! Vertigo offers children’s plays on the Y Stage during their season. More adult productions range from Victorian melodramas to vampires to old-fashioned detective work in snow-bound isolated hotels, and the suspense always draws you in. Apart from mysteries, audiences are also treated to the occasional farce, satire or lunatic adventure.
For the Kids
The plays range from classic children’s literature and puppetry to physical theatre and social realism. Last season’s picks included "Robinson Crusoe," "Lig & Bittle," and "Where The Wild Things Are."
In addition to Vertigo's season, theatre goers can take in the works of several Calgary theatre groups who use the Playhouse and Studio stages to mount their performances.
Make it Dinner Theatre: Vertigo offers pre-theatre dinner packages for five restaurants in the area. Call for details.