Free Programs

Our free programs bring the excitement of live theatre, professional artists and the youth of Calgary together. These programs are stand-alone but can also be paired together with our Student Matinees to provide a totally immersive experience in live theatre.

The following Youth Engagement Programs are provided by Alberta Theatre Projects FREE of charge to youth, students, emerging artists, youth groups, educational institutes and organizations.

Conversations with Artists

The Conversations with Artists program is temporarily on hold.

Capture your students’ imaginations through an in-classroom conversation with an ATP Season Artist about the artistry and skills that go into making live theatre.*

*Visits are based on the availability of artists involved in our productions and are subject to change due to illness or show requirements.

Conversations with Artists Booking Form

Backstage Tours

Discover backstage secrets with an educational and interactive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Martha Cohen Theatre. Learn how math, science, language, technology and art are brought together to create new works of theatre in our scenic carpentry shop, costume shop, fly gallery, lighting grid and on stage.*

*Tours are open to all ages and abilities.

Backstage Tour Booking Form

Job Shadowing

Spend some time with us at ATP shadowing professional artists working at ATP. Job shadows are set up on a show by show basis pending production schedules and artist availability.Select the Job Shadow session that works for you and we’ll work with your schedule to accommodate you.

Job shadowing is open to all high school and post secondary students, emerging artists and arts educators. Anyone with an interest in taking a deeper look at the world of professional theater is encouraged to apply!

Check out some of our job shadowing opportunities below:

Artistic Direction   •   Play Development   •   Directing   •   Acting
Design (Lighting, Set, Sound, Costume)   •   Wardrobe   •   Stage Management
Production Management   •   Technical Direction   •   Business Management   •   Fundraising

Job Shadowing Request Form

Note: Students must be at least 16 years of age to participate in Job Shadowing. 

For more information on our free programming or other Alberta Theatre Projects Youth Engagement Programs, please contact:

Vicki Trask
Youth Engagement & Artist Liaison
Phone: 587-441-9637