Photo of the audience at the 2018 10 Minute Play Festival by Elyse Bouvier.

The 19th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival

Calgary's favourite night of unpredictable theatre returns!

Presented by One Yellow Rabbit as part of the 33rd annual High Performance Rodeo

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons

Recommended for ages 16 & up                          

Run time apx. 140 minutes with intermission

Tickets are $25-$35 through the High Performance Rodeo.


Six of Calgary's most exciting indie theatre companies tackle a nigh-impossible task: create an original 10-minute play in 24 hours, inspired only by a prop and a line of dialogue! These props and lines are selected by the surprise host for the evening, who themes their selections around an unexpected passion. 

The result? Adrenaline-charged, insomnia-addled performances that are unpredictable, uninhibited and unforgettable.


To be announced!


The Martha Cohen Theatre is on the main floor of Arts Commons in downtown Calgary at 225 8 Avenue SE. It is easily accessed from the City Hall LRT Station. There are many public places to park, such as under Arts Commons or City Hall. Click here for more tips about where to park in the area. 


Participating companies tweet about their all-night creation processes with the hashtag #hprodeo - follow along starting in the early evening of January 11, 2019.