The Shakespeare Company is Calgary’s lean and mean classical theatre company.


Since 1995, we have brought the Bard alive for Calgarians through both Shakespeare and Shakespeare inspired plays. The Company’s mandate is to educate and enchant artists and audiences alike by performing premium productions. The company is committed to making Shakespeare accessible through innovative performances and inspired directing.

Richard III

A tale of treachery, deception, and murder – Richard will do any thing to become the next King Of England.


September 21 – October 8 2016

All’s Well That Ends Well


Love, seduction and betrayal –  watch as Helena stops at nothing to win the love Bertram. Join us as we perform Shakespeare as part of the High Performance Rodeo for the first time.


January 19 – January 28 2017

 The Three Musketeers


Daring sword fights and dashing adventures through the Paris streets.


March 23 – April 8 2017



Prophecies. Ambition. Murder. Madness. In Shakespeare’s famously cursed play, darkness and evil abound. Macbeth returns for an encore performance!


May 12 – May 27 2017





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    Interview: Fight Director Karl Sine

    When the discussion to take on The Three Musketeers started making its way around our circles, the one name that kept popping up in leading its unique fight-centric direction, was Karl Sine.   Karl Sine is one of our aces up our sleeves (as many... ...

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    Why are we doing The Three Musketeers instead of a Shakespeare play?

    As a Shakespeare Theatre, we relish in bringing to life the works of William, so it may come as a surprise to many that here we are showcasing The Three Musketeers, a novel by famed French writer, Alexandre Dumas.   So, why The Three Musketeers... ...

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    The Pursuit of Love

    What would you do for love?     It’s an old, old question, and in the world of romantic tales, one that goes back to the beginning of time.  Let’s face it, Shakespeare was the father of rom coms.  If there is anyone on this... ...

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    All’s Well That Ends in a Challenge of Gender Roles

    It is no secret that the word ‘gender’ has taken on new meaning in the past decade.  In fact, if you contemplate the meaning of gender over the past 400 years, the term itself has undergone some massive evolution.    When applying the idea of... ...

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    Richard III – Trailer

    We worked with local company Road West Pictures to create this chilling trailer for Richard III. One of Shakespeare’s most hated villains, Richard is cold and calculated in his quest for the throne.   Richard III runs from September 23 – October 8 in The Stuido... ...

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