Pay-What-You-Can Matinees provide opportunities for anyone to attend our theatre, making the productions accessible to everyone, regardless of their income.

Theatre Calgary has offered this donation-based program, for over 20 years, for each play we put onstage in our regular season (including the seasonal A Christmas Carol). Pay-What-You-Can Matinee performances usually land on the first Saturday of each performance run; with minimum six performances every performance season.

For the 2011/12 season, the Pay-What-You-Can Matinees* are scheduled for:
Tosca Cafe - September 17, 2011, 2:00pm
To Kill a Mockingbird - October 15, 2011, 2:00pm
A Christmas Carol - December 3, 2011, 2:00pm
Enron - February 4, 2012, 2:00pm
Shirley Valentine - March 3, 2012, 2:00pm
Cats - April 14, 2012, 2:00pm

The Program offers generous savings off regular single ticket prices, as Theatre Calgary encourages cash donations for Pay-What-You-Can Matinee tickets, however, there is no minimum donation required to attend a Pay-What-You-Can Matinee show.

This program provides opportunities for low-income earners to attend our performances, making the productions accessible to everyone, regardless of their income. Low-income earning individuals may otherwise find the cost of attending a regular play prohibitive, (with regular costs between $71-$81 per ticket), and these people would likely be unable to attend our theatre without the generosity of the Pay-What-You-Can Matinee Program. Theatre Calgary is very proud of this program, as it continues to positively impact lives in Southern Alberta. 

Attending a Theatre Calgary production exposes individuals to the magic of live theatre – sometimes for the first time, gives access to high-quality performances at a substantially reduced rate, and brings new faces to Max Bell Theatre.

* Please note:

• Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Tickets are based on availability and are not guaranteed.
• Doors open 1 hour prior to performance.
• Limit of 4 tickets per person.
• Tickets may not be reserved in advance.

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