Banff Summer Arts Festival

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Country and Region CanadaAlberta
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Banff, Alberta, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Mailing address:
Banff Summer Arts Festival
The Banff Centre
Box 1020
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada

Physical address:
Banff Summer Arts Festival
The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada
Phone: (01)403-762-6100
Fax: (01) 403-762-6444

Festival Description

The Banff Centre is an incubator of creativity that inspires and empowers artists, the mountain community, and business and community leaders from Alberta, Canada, and around the world. Located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Centre provides a unique learning environment where individuals and groups pursue personal and professional development, create new work, engage in applied research, share ideas and experiences, and celebrate accomplishments through performances, exhibitions, and special events.

Festival Dates June 21 – August 25, 2012
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Practical Info:

  • Eric Harvie Theatre—The 959-seat Eric Harvie Theatre is the main auditorium in the theatre complex. It is a proscenium house with fly tower that regularly accommodates opera, dance, a wide variety of music, film, drama, and conferences.
  • Margaret Greenham Theatre—The 246-seat Margaret Greenham Theatre is the second theatre space in the complex, it is a studio space with a fixed audience rake, soft black masking, and a fixed grid. It is used extensively for dance, drama, intimate music events, and meeting.
  • The Club—Located on the lower level of The Banff Centre’s theatre complex, The Club is an intimate, informal, licensed non-smoking venue.
How to get there:
  • The Calgary International Airport is about 120 km (just a 1.5 hour drive) from the Banff Centre.
  • By Bus
    Bus service is available from Calgary International Airport to Banff through Brewster Transportation, Laidlaw Transportation and the Banff Airporter Service at a cost of $20. Four departures (Brewster and Laidlaw) leave Calgary International daily to Banff/Lake Louise hotels, and four return daily from Banff/Lake Louise to the airport. The bus trip will take approximately 2 hours.
    • Brewster Transportation & Tours
      P. O. Box 1140
      Banff, Alberta, Canada T0L 0C0
      Phone: (01) 403-762-6767
      Fax: (01) 403-762-6750
    • Laidlaw Transportation
      P. O. Box 426
      Banff, Alberta, Canada T0L 0C0
      Phone (01) 403-762-9102
      Fax (01) 403-762-9210


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