Confluence 2022/23

on Friday, 10 June 2022.


Our 2022/23 Fellow Will be Announced Soon!  CONFLUENCE – A CREATIVE FELLOWSHIP     OVERVIEW Catalyst Theatre is pleased to announce the third cycle of CONFLUENCE – a creative fellowship for an IBPOC artist based in Edmonton or surrounding areas.The fellowship offers money, space and time as well as the opportunity to be in an […]

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AGM Date & Searching For Board Members!

on Friday, 1 October 2021.

Interested in working with Catalyst? Find out how!
Plus don’t miss our Annual General Meeting!

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on Thursday, 1 October 2020.

The 35//50 Initiative has invited Catalyst Theatre and other professional arts organizations across Alberta to commit to a set of organizational beliefs and policies, rooted in anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices. We are grateful for the invitation and wholeheartedly commit to working with the members of The 35//50 Initiative and our arts sector colleagues to create […]

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4 Play – Cancelled due to COVID-19

on Friday, 13 March 2020.

For Immediate Release

With yesterday’s announcement by the Chief Medical Officer of Health that all events of 250 people or more should be cancelled, and in an effort to protect our audiences and artists, the board and staff of Catalyst Theatre have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s edition of Over the Edge With 4 Play. […]

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on Thursday, 12 October 2017.

For Immediate Release

  We are thrilled to be announcing a new programming initiative, “Catalyst Presents”, launching with the hit indie-rock musical Onegin! Onegin (ON • YEG • IN) is the indie-rock musical that’s taking the country by storm. Catalyst Theatre presents this multi-award-winning Vancouver Arts Club production on the Maclab Stage from January 17th to 28th, 2018. […]

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Catalyst Welcomes Acting Managing Producer, Brenda O’Donnell

on Tuesday, 11 July 2017.

For Immediate Release - July 11, 2017

Catalyst Theatre’s board of directors announces that Brenda O’Donnell will assume the position of Acting Managing Producer, effective July 11th, 2017.  Ms. O’Donnell was previously the Executive Director of the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta and is a senior arts administrator with extensive experience working for many of Edmonton’s theatre companies. Ms. O’Donnell will work […]

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Farewell to Managing Producer, Eva Cairns

on Tuesday, 11 July 2017.

For Immediate Release - June 11, 2017

It is with mixed emotion that Catalyst Theatre’s board of directors announces that Eva Cairns will be stepping down as Managing Producer effective July 15, 2017 to assume a position as a Program Officer with the Canada Council in Ottawa.                               […]

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April News!

on Tuesday, 18 April 2017.

“It started wit’ just one little spark….” It’s hard to believe that our epic Vigilante tour is almost finished. A little known piece of dark Canadian history was the fuel that ignited this fiery show. It began at Keyano Theatre in Fort McMurray in 2013, and now, almost four years later, it will close at […]

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New Office Construction Underway!

on Tuesday, 19 July 2016.

Construction on our new office space has begun on the north side of the Maclab Theatre lobby! But that’s not all! Also underway as part of our $1.2 million project is an upgrade to the lobby itself and a facelift for the Maclab Theatre. Get ready for a clean, elegant and modern feel for this […]

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on Tuesday, 12 April 2016.

Season Announcement

Catalyst Theatre announces its 2016 – 2017 season, featuring the launch of its newest work, Fortune Falls, a forty-five performance / three-city tour of the company’s powerful rock musical Vigilante, and partnerships with five outstanding theatres across the country. FORTUNE FALLS PREMIERE Catalyst’s newest creation, Fortune Falls, will premiere in Calgary produced by Alberta Theatre […]

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A Message from Artistic Director, Jonathan Christenson

on Wednesday, 16 September 2015.

A Look Back At The Home We Built

On August 31st, Catalyst said its final farewell to the theatre we began creating on Gateway Boulevard nineteen years ago. At that time there was no theatre there at all – only a neglected, graffiti-covered, shack-of-a-retired-railway-storehouse with chipped and broken asbestos tile falling from its sides and garbage piled in heaps all around it.  There […]

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It’s been a long time coming but soundtracks for our smash-hit shows: The Invisible and Vigilante.