Built within a collaborative framework
The Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre is a unique performing arts venue located on the beautiful, historic University of Alberta’s’ Augustana Campus in Camrose, AB, also known as The Rose City.
The building was designed and constructed through the collaborative efforts of the City of Camrose and the University of Alberta. The Lougheed Centre was conceived of as a performance space to celebrate our cultural achievements and provide Camrose and area residents access to the performing arts.
Built with the community in mind
The overall design for the building included a great deal of attention, not only to what the community envisioned for the space, but also towards sustainability for the future. The Lougheed Centre is home to the largest integrated photovoltaic array (solar panels), which blanket the entire 70-foot fly-tower, including the north face, and is the first theatre in North America to use entirely LED lighting, including the stage lights, on the interior and exterior of the building.
Built to accommodate performances and events; big or small
There are two performance spaces within the Lougheed Centre: The Cargill Theatre and the Mayer Family Community Hall.
The Cargill Theatre seats 584 on two sloped floors, yet retains an intimacy which will provide audiences with a closer connection to the artist and provide the artist an opportunity to connect on a deeper level with the audience. The sound, lighting and projection systems are state of the art and will provide every visitor, in every seat a memorable live performance experience
The Mayer Family Community Hall provides alternative space for a variety of events. If configured for cabarets, the hall, which also boasts a sprung floor, can accommodate 116 people with the sound booth and a open bar. It is also a multi purpose room with a maximum occupancy of 196. This is a space which can be rented and configured to suit any need!
Built for the future
The Theatre is a proud declaration of the character of Camrose and how it’s moving into the future.
The Lougheed Centre is also recognized for several important design functions including a 4/5 score from the BR2 Green Globes project.