“World class improvisors entertain young and old”
Browsing for summer fun ideas, it doesn’t take long to see The Loose Moose Theatre Company to pop up. Voted ‘The Best Place for Comedy in Calgary’ by Best Of Calgary, Loose Moose has an international reputation for innovation and excellence in improvisational theatre.
Formed in 1977, co-founder and former Artistic Director Keith Johnstone developed techniques for training and presenting improvisation currently used worldwide. The Loose Moose also acts as a training centre for individuals interested in improvisational theatre, and are very proud of their alumni that are now working in the areas of film, television, and stage.
With a quick check, reviews are notable -- 4.5 to 5 stars everywhere you look with great comments from happy attendees.
A lot of people say they didn’t know what to expect but were very surprised and impressed, saying shows are “brilliant”, with “a lot of good laughs!”
Known for their long-standing tradition of producing a weekend-afternoon series of children's theatre (a repertoire including stories like The Ugly Duckling and Aesop's Fables), as well as an evening series of improvisational comedic theatre, Loose Moose is a guaranteed great choice for family entertainment.
With a concession for snacks and wine also served, many also make a night of it, enjoying a bite at one of the many restaurants close by before the 8pm show.
Check out a couple of past reviews,
“This place is such a hidden gem in Calgary. I've been 3-4 times for improv night and just love it. The atmosphere is relaxed and the actors are super funny. It is well worth the admission price. Everything is non profit and the place is all run by volunteers who just love theatre.”
“Skip the movies one Friday and go here instead. You will have a much better time!”
Admission price is $15, and $12 for Students. Shows run year round on Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm, and are approximately 110 minutes.
Best of Calgary Best of Calgary is an organization that celebrates what’s great about Calgary and takes time to look at ways to make it better. A concept developed by a group of engaged business people, Best of Calgary exists because of individuals dedicated to celebrating people, businesses and organizations, who tackle challenges, and put forth solutions to make Calgary even more attractive.
Make some family memories this summer at The Loose Moose Theatre Company!