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Creative play opportunities for all ages!

YMCA Calgary is excited to offer a dynamic selection of visual arts, drama and dance programs, workshops and live shows.
Our arts team believes that creating and sharing stories – through music, song, dance, theatre, and art-making of all kinds – has the power to bring us closer together, and build thriving, connected communities. Our goal is to offer everyone, from toddlers to seniors, an exciting breadth of creative opportunities.You can explore, flex, tone and strengthen your creative muscles! – and build creative literacy for yourself and your children. These arts activities promote emotional, vocal, and body awareness, as well as self-expression, and self-confidence. And we do this in a supportive, inclusive, safe, FUN and caring environment. Register for these programs now.As we build the foundations of an inclusive and high-quality base of arts programs, we are focused on three areas of impact:

  • Hands on activities and creative exploration through our classes and workshops – inclusive, supportive, high calibre instruction
  • A family-friendly performing arts series of live performances from professional companies in our theatres at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge and Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton.
  • Making our theatres available to the community to rent, offering our professional support staff, state of the art lighting, sound and video equipment to other community-minded organizations for performances and events of all kinds.

Whether it’s through paint, clay, music, drama or dance, creating and sharing stories through the arts has the power to bring us closer together, improve mental and physical wellness, and build thriving, connected communities.

Performing Arts Series

We have partnered with some extraordinarily gifted arts professionals who specialize in providing live performance experiences for the whole family! These live performances are in the BMO Theatre at the Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge and in our brand-new home at Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton!

Milo the Magnificent

The Jim Henson Foundation Grant awarded “Milo the Magnificent” is a highly engaging puppet show about an aspiring magician. Using stunningly innovative puppetry, Milo presents a variety of magic tricks which don’t always go as planned. All ages.

March 14, 2019
Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
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March 15, 2019
Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
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Ticket To Love

Patti is a Calgary flight attendant who has been unlucky in love. A chance encounter at a hockey game leads to a first date. But the game of love is not without penalties. This romantic comedy from Cowtown Opera uses the greatest hits in opera to tell a tale of modern love.

May 4 & 5, 2019
Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
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May 11 & 12, 2019
Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
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RATTLE N STRUM

The recipe for fun? We take a scoop of toe-tapping tunes, add a dash of silliness, then rattle and strum until we’re ready to fall over. “Rattle and Strum” gets kids of all ages dancing, clapping, singing, and playing.

Oct 12, 2019
Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
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Oct 13, 2019
Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
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The nutcracker

Join us for The Nutcracker (in a Nutshell) – a special 40-minute adaptation of the holiday classic created especially for toddlers and their families!

Dec 6, 7, 8, 2019
Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
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Dec 13, 14, 15, 2018
Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
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