Catalyst Theatre

Edmonton is our home. The world is our stage.

PACT Membership: Regular Membership

PACT Region: 2 – Alberta and the Territories

Edmonton is our home. The world is our stage.

Canada’s Catalyst Theatre creates bold, distinctive and highly theatrical productions – ‘Made-In-Edmonton’ theatre that is presented across Canada and around the world. The company’s core creative team strives for the unexpected, seeking out innovative ways to tell powerful stories through the inventive and playful use of evocative music, haunting sound, poetic text, dynamic choreography and stunning & surreal design.

Catalyst productions have been presented by London’s Barbican Theatre (BITE) and the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT), The New Victory Theater and New World Stages (New York), Canadian Stage and the Luminato Festival (Toronto), Theatre Calgary, Vertigo Theatre, the High Performance Rodeo (Calgary), Vancouver Playhouse, the PuSH Festival, the Arts Club Theatre and The Cultch (Vancouver), The Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), The Tron Theatre (Glasgow), The Playhouse (Liverpool), Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Ottawa), The Citadel Theatre (Edmonton), Persephone Theatre (Saskatoon), Le Carrefour International du Théatre (Québec), Keyano Theatre (Fort McMurray), and the Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse).

The company is also the recipient of more than sixty local, national and international awards & nominations including, most recently, three Lortel Award nominations (Outstanding Musical, Choreography and Costume Design) for the Off- Broadway production of Catalyst’s Nevermore – The Imaginary Life & Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.

Catalyst’s creative and administrative home is the 680-seat Maclab Theatre in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown Arts District.

Current Season:

The Grand Theatre, London
February 19- March 9, 2019


Keyano Theatre, Fort McMurray
April 24- May 4, 2019

Vertigo Theatre, Calgary
May 11- June 9, 2019

Company Information:

  • Year Founded: 1997
  • Season Timeframe: Year-round
  • Engagement Contracts:
    • ADC
    • CTA
  • Senior Staff:

  • Jonathan ChristensonArtistic Director
  • Lana Michelle HughesAssociate Managing Director

Rental Information:

  • Venue rental Information:

    Venue rentals: no

Solicitation Information:

  • Playwrights:

    Accept unsolicited scripts: no