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Arts Commons

OYR Ensemble shows and many of the High Performance Rodeo presentations take place in The Big Secret Theatre, located in Arts Commons, in the heart of downtown Calgary.

Frequently Asked Questions

The theatre is located in Arts Commons, Calgary's public performing arts building.  We are on the second floor, directly above the Arts Commons Box Office.  The address of the building is 205 8th Ave SE, located across from Olympic Plaza between 8th and 9th Avenues and Macleod Trail and 1st Street South East.

During the High Performance Rodeo, we use a number of different venues, all located in downtown Calgary.  The show pages for this year's line-up will indicate which venue is being used for the show you want to see, in addition to performance dates and times.

You can buy tickets by using the BUY TICKETS button located at the top of the page or on the show page for an individual show.  You can also call the Box Office at 403-294-9494 or you can email us.

For the majority of our shows, we open the doors 30 minutes before show time.  We recommend that you plan to arrive early, so that you can find parking, find the venue, and get the best choice of seats.

We always recommend that you try to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to show time, but we know that things happen that sometimes cause us to be late.  In most cases, we will be able to admit you after the show has started, although in the Big Secret Theatre you will be seating on the upper level in the balcony.  If we are unable to seat you, we will be happy to book you seats for another night.

No, we use what is called festival seating in The Big Secret Theatre, which means it's first come, first serve.  If you want to have the best choice of seats, we suggest you arrive a little early.

We can easily provide you with physical tickets.  If you require them in advance, you will have to come to the Arts Commons Box Office to pick up your tickets.  We can also arrange to have them waiting for you at the box office when you arrive to attend your show.

Call us at 403-294-9494 or email us.  We can send you another electronic copy, or we can arrange for you to get your tickets when you arrive for your show.

We offer rush tickets for the majority of our shows at a discounted price.  Rush tickets are available at the box office 10 minutes before the start of a performance, based on availability.

We ask that you do not use your phone, take any pictures or video, or engage in social media, during the show itself.  We encourage you to share your experiences on your social media platforms following the performance.

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Are you coming from out of town?  Ask us about our "Friends of OYR" preferred rates at the Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary downtown.