Entertainment

Cinema in Edmonton

Garneau Theatre

Edmonton's only surviving art-deco-era cinema has operated under various guises since 1940, changing hands most recently in 2011. It's affectionately described as 'vintage,' meaning the seats could be more comfortab…
Cinema in Edmonton

Princess Theatre

The Princess is a grand old theater that defiantly sticks her finger up at the multiplexes that are dominant elsewhere. Dating from the pre-talkie days (1915), it screens first-run, art-house and cult classics. Tick…
Live Music in Edmonton

Blues on Whyte

This is the sort of place your mother warned you about: dirty, rough, but still somehow cool. It's a great place to check out some live music; blues and rock are the standards. The dance floor is small but hopping.
Theater in Edmonton

New Varscona Theatre

There are only 176 precious seats at the Varscona, a cornerstone of the Old Strathcona theater district that puts on 350 performances annually of edgy plays, late-night comedy and morning kids' shows.
Theater in Edmonton

Roxy Theatre

This theatre opened after Theatre Network's beloved 1940's Roxy theater burned down. Nevertheless, it keeps things eclectic, showing burlesque, live bands and comedy.
Spectator Sport in Edmonton

Edmonton Oilers

To avoid any embarrassing situations, wise up on the Oilers before you arrive in Edmonton. The local National Hockey League (NHL) team dominated the game in the 1980s thanks to a certain player named Wayne Gretzky –…
Opera in Edmonton

Edmonton Opera

Since its beginning in 1963, Edmonton Opera has been getting rave reviews from opera lovers, and breathing new life into classics like Carmen and The Barber of Seville. Performances are infrequent but worth seeing i…
Theater in Edmonton

Citadel Theatre

Edmonton's foremost company is based right in downtown's Winston Churchill Sq. Expect glowing performances of Shakespeare and Stoppard, Dickens adaptations and the odd Sondheim musical.
Stadium in Edmonton

Commonwealth Stadium

This place holds 60,000 fans and is home to the Edmonton Eskimos. If you're a football fan, you can join in the fun; tickets start at around $45.
Spectator Sport in Edmonton

Edmonton Eskimos

The Eskimos take part in the Canadian Football League (CFL) from July to October at Commonwealth Stadium.