Calgary, Edmonton Jubilee Auditoriums to receive $9.3M for upgrades

The theatres were built by the province in the 1950s and updated for Alberta's centennial in 2005

Premier Rachel Notley, Culture Minister Ricardo Mirando and Infrastructure Minister Sandra Jansen join Jean Grand-Maître, artistic director of the Alberta Ballet, to announce funding to upgrade the Northern and Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditoriums. (Government of Alberta)

The province is following through on promises made in last week’s budget to invest in upgrades to both the Northern and Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditoriums.

On Wednesday, Premier Rachel Notley announced Alberta will invest $9.3 million in renovations that will include behind-the-scenes improvements for workers and performers, upgrades to freight elevators and orchestra pits, installation of accessible washrooms, and modernizations to rehearsal halls, green rooms and dressing rooms.

“These improvements will help to make the facilities more attractive to larger productions, making Alberta an even more welcome stop in big tours and bringing more variety and bigger shows to our province.