*Banner photos of Motel by Tim Nguyen, Citrus Photography.
As a Resident Company of Arts Commons, Downstage takes an active role in curating the Motel Theatre as an affordable venue for a range of smaller companies and emerging artists. The Motel Theatre is an intimate, 50-seat venue that hosts some Downstage shows as well as performances from a range of ad-hoc groups and independent companies throughout the season. Tickets are handled independently by each group.
Up Next IN MOTEL
January 3-28, 2018, the High Performance Rodeo will transform Motel into their festival bar, the Laycraft Lounge.
February 14-24, 2018, Downstage presents The Listening Room.
Find The Theatre
Motel Theatre is in Arts Commons in downtown Calgary, opposite Olympic Plaza at 225 8 Avenue SE.
Enter from Stephen Avenue (8th Ave) through the Main Entrance doors, closest to City Hall. Go up the main flight of stairs and turn right or take the elevator to the second floor. You'll see Motel across the hall from One Yellow Rabbit's Big Secret Theatre.
Arts Commons is easily accessible by transit, with the C-Train line only a block north. If you're heading eastbound, you can get off at either Centre Street or City Hall Station. If you're heading westbound, get off at City Hall Station. If you're coming by bus, visit the Calgary Transit Trip Planner and enter Arts Commons in the "Going to" field to figure out the best way to get here.
Underground parking is available at Arts Commons at 829 Macleod Trail SE. However, the parkade can fill up quickly when there are many shows running throughout the building, so we recommend clicking here for more tips about where to park in the area.