Built within a collaborative framework
Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre is a unique performing arts venue located on the beautiful, historic University of Alberta’s’ Augustana Campus in the heart of the province.
The facility was built through the collaborative efforts of the City of Camrose and the University of Alberta. It was conceived of as a performance space to celebrate our cultural achievements and provide access to the performing arts for the community.
Built with the community in mind.
The overall design for the building included a great deal of attention not only to what the community was envisioning for the space but also towards sustainability for the future. The theatre is home to the largest integrated photovoltaic array (solar panels), which blanket the entire 70’ 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. For details about other green features of the building.
Built to accommodate performances and events; big or small
The Cargill Theatre seats 583 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 many different kinds of events. The hall, which also boasts a sprung floor, can be configured to accommodate between 135 and 200 people seated, either at tables or theatre style. It can be used for smaller scale performances, receptions, conferences, or rehearsals. 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 who the city is today and who they want to be moving into the future.
“The home to performing arts in Camrose, we showcase world-class artists for our citizens while also providing leadership and expertise to local events, all of which contribute to the cultural fabric of our community.”