Our Clients in Arts & Culture

Evergreen Theatre

Many non-profit organizations dream of owning their own space, but only a few can make that dream come true. Calgary’s Evergreen theatre is one of those.

Evergreen is best known for helping kids discover science through the art of theatre, with school residency programs and puppet camp and delighting audiences in the Big Green Puppet Bus. For years, they also provided shared leased accommodations for other non-profits, an experience that inspired them to take the next step of owning their own building.

With the support of SEF, Evergreen purchased a 24,000 square foot facility that boasts 24/7 access, 10 flexible studios, office, production and performance space, storage, props and a costume workshop, a visitor lounge, prep/change area and underground heated parking. The centre houses eight additional full-time resident groups and has hosted hundreds of events, with thousands coming in the doors every month to join in the fun.

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