5 Theatre Nights That Offer Something Extra
Tack on happy hour, a lively discussion or pizza the next time you’re at the theatre
Enjoy some eggs with your opera at Calgary Opera’s Opera Brunch.
Why buy a regular ticket when you can tack on some extra fun to your night (or day) out at the theatre? These special events and theme nights from Theatre Calgary, Lunchbox Theatre, Calgary Opera and more, include pre-show wine tasting, Sunday brunch and a post-show chat with a Calgary police officer.
Calgary Opera Sunday Opera Brunch
On Oct. 26, gather a group of friends and head to the Petroleum Club for brunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a recital featuring singers from Calgary Opera’s upcoming show Silent Night. Tables of eight or 10 are available, so bring your pals for an opera themed brunch. Tickets from $70. Silent Night runs Nov. 8, 12 and 4. calgaryopera.com
Forensic Friday at Vertigo Theatre
Every third Friday during Vertigo Theatre’s BD&P’s Mystery Series catch a special post-show discussion with a member of Calgary Police Services. Vertigo’s current show Farewell My Lovely, a hard boiled detective tale featuring Detective Phillip Marlowe, runs until Oct.19 with Forensic Friday on Oct. 10. A real life hard boiled detective will chat about the plays mysterious murders and offer insight on how it would be solved on Calgary’s streets. Free with your ticket. vertigotheatre.com
Happy Hour Thursday and Friday at Lunchbox Theatre
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse offers Lunchbox Theatre ticket holders a tasty deal on Thursday and Friday nights. Buy tickets for the 6:10 p.m. show on either night and enjoy happy hour priced drinks and complimentary appetizers at the restaurant beforehand. You know what they say…”never go to the theatre hungry or thirsty.” Tickets from $25. lunchboxtheatre.com
Pizza Night at Alberta Theatre Projects
Throughout ATP’s 2014-2015 season look for The Exchange Series of fun and lively special events, including a fancy drinks night with Willow Park Wines and Spirits and Papa John’s Pizza Night. ATP presents Butcher, a new political thriller, Oct. 14 to Nov. 1, and Pizza Night lands on Oct. 16. Post-show, grab a slice while Artistic Associate Laurel Green leads a lively discussion with the playwright. Pizza Night’s are free with your ticket. atplive.com
Theatre Calgary Special Subscriptions
If you have a favourite night of the week for theatre viewing consider subscribing to Theatre Calgary’s special subscriptions. Subscribe to see five shows during TC’s 2014-15 season on the second Tuesday of each performance and enjoy pre-show appetizers at Tasty Tuesday. Or book a five show bundle on the second Wednesday night and sip a variety of wines from Vendemmia International Wines before the show. Prices vary. theatrecalgary.com