Why You Need Live Theatre in Your Life

Forget Netflix and chill – we’re talking real live dates.
Inside Max Bell Theatre
Inside Max Bell Theatre

We’re making one of your New Year’s resolutions to go on better dates! You’re welcome.

Forget Netflix and chill – we’re talking real live dates. It’s time to take your partner, your girlfriends, your Mom or yourself out on the town. Experience a live show and add a little spark to your usual date night. Theatre Calgary is kicking off the New Year with a whole list of must-see shows to keep you and your date coming back all year long. If you’ve never been to the theatre before, or if you require a little convincing, we’ve compiled a list of 5 reasons why you need some live performance in your life:

Keep it Classy

You’ll sound fancy AF when you tell people you’re going to the theatre this Friday night. This is one date where you can get inspo from Meghan Markle’s new wardrobe, and still fit right in with the crowd. Dressed your best, you and your date can cheers a glass of bubbly before you find your seats with the other glamorous artsy people in the city.

Get Cultured

Expand your horizons with live theatre and spark new conversation with your date that differs from what superhero movie you’re looking forward to seeing next. The arts are a great way to explore thought provoking ideas, unique stories, and surprising experiences that you can’t get anywhere else. You will also come away with a new appreciation for the hard work and effort that goes into making a show (the backstage crew are ripped!), and you’ll finally have something to talk about with your drama major friends like the acoustics in the theatre (check out the VR tour if you’ve never seen inside!)

Meet New People

Tired of seeing the same folks at all of your go-to places? The theatre brings all kinds of people together, and there is always time before and after the performance to mingle with other attendees to share your thoughts about the show you all just watched. No need for ice breakers and awkward small talk. Theatre is its own talking point.

Better than a Movie

Get out of your Tuesday cheap night movies rut and see a show IRL; it’s just like a 3D flick except you don’t need the ugly glasses. Live theatre is as real as it’s going to get, unlike the usual TV or movie experience, since you’re sharing the same air as the actors. You’ll get lost in the characters as they vividly bring stories to life right in front of your eyes and get a firsthand dose of emotion and energy. Major good vibes.

It Won’t Break the Bank

Don’t worry about how you’re going to pay for dinner AND a show, Theatre Calgary is affordable, so you don’t have to break the bank when you suggest it on date night – tickets start at $35! The accessibility of going out on the town makes it the perfect date night for couples or friends that are trying to save a few pennies. You’ll even have cash left over to go for drinks after; what could be better?

Build Traditions

There is no time like the present to start a new ritual for you and bae. Whether it’s an annual show that you go to, like Shakespeare by the Bow every summer, or a reason to celebrate milestones in your life, the theatre will always be there forever changing, connecting you with people, and bringing new shows to life. Set a date and keep it.

Photo by Andrée Lanthier

Don’t let this be like a New Year’s resolution that never goes anywhere – book your perfect date night today for Theatre Calgary’s upcoming Twelfth Night! Buy your tickets here.



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