The School of Creative and Performing Arts, alongside University Theatre Services, is proud to offer a variety of dynamic, state of the art venues. From the University Theatre to the outstanding Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, these venues provide the opportunity for the Calgary community to experience the University of Calgary and all that we, and our students have to offer.
For information on booking these venues, the involved rental rates as well as other services available, please visit University Theatre Services.
The Rozsa Centre houses one of the premiere music recital facilities in western Canada in the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall - a 384 seat acoustic marvel. A rehearsal room, conductor's guest suite, green room and two dressing rooms are located backstage. A variety of audio visual options can transform the Hall for any performance or event.
The Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall is also home to the Ronald B. Bond Bach organ. In 2001, the University of Calgary commissioned the world-renowned German organ builder Jurgen Ahrend to design and construct an organ for the Eckhardt-Gramatté Recital hall at the University's Rozsa Centre for Music and International Understanding. This organ is one of only four in North America designed by Jurgen Ahrend, and is the only instrument of its kind in Canada.
The tonal design and specifications of the new organ are consistent with the seventeenth-century North German organs that Jurgen Ahrend was commissioned to renovate following WWII. As such, it is a musical window into the much-loved world of Baroque organ music as it was heard in the time of Bach and Buxtehude.
The University Theatre is an exceptional venue with a modified thrust and stadium seating for 505 people. The flexibility of the facility allows it to host dance, drama and music performances. Within the University Theatre facilities are four dressing rooms and a green room located backstage as well as exceptional sound and lighting systems.
The Reeve theatre is a large, open plan, experimental theatre with adjustable seating. The flexible stage and audience can potentially be arranged for a wide variety of traditional and experimental productions.
The F.R. Matthews Theatre is a brand new, self-contained black box theatre/lab which is adaptable for both flexible staging and various actor/audience arrangements. The theatre is equipped with a digital sound board, new ETC Element lighting board and a dedicated stock of lighting instruments and speakers. The F.R. Matthews Theatre's adaptability allows for various types of stage productions and performances.
This recital and lecture hall is an ideal venue for small chamber ensembles, solo performances, lectures or slide/video presentations and has seating for 202 people. It is fully equipped with an outstanding sound and lighting systems and is home to a 7' grand piano. For performances, it is also equipped with a dressing room backstage.
The Sonic Arts Lab, located beside the Integrated Arts Media Lab, is a multi-channel digital audio studio designed for teaching, creation and research involving sound and technology. Students and faculty realize projects in Electroacoustic music, soundscape composition, computer music, multi-channel sound spatialization, and interactive music involving instruments with computer, and sound design for video, film and stage production.
Telearts experiments with real-time artistic and musical collaboration over high-speed research networks. The Telemedia Arts Lab is directly connected to Canada's research network backbone (CAnet) via Alberta's cyberinfrastructure provider, Cybera. The lab is home to Syneme, established under a Canada Research Chair in Telemedia Arts. It serves as a point of multidisciplinary collaboration at the University of Calgary, offering high definition cameras, projectors, low latency audio and expertise to facilitate creative projects.
In addition to housing the remarkable Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, the Rozsa Centre also maintains meeting, conference and reception spaces.
This spacious and dynamic hall is ideal for meetings, lectures or receptions. It features a wall of windows, dual fireplaces, hardwood floors and comfortable furniture which add elegance to any events. The Husky Oil Great Hall can be setup in a variety of ways allowing for numerous event types to take place within the Hall; as such, the capacity can range from 120 to 300 people.
The Evans Room is ideal for presentations, lecture style functions or receptions. This carpeted venue has built in screens and whiteboards. Large windows give the room an open feel and gray out shades enhance audio/visual presentations. An acoustic partition wall allows the room to be divided into two smaller rooms. Room capacity can vary depending on the nature of the presentation – ranging from 33 to 125 people.
These smaller meeting/reception rooms feature hardwood flooring, large windows, built-in meeting amenities and elegant lighting. Their unique shapes enhance group discussions and are ideal for smaller receptions.
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