Coming to a park near you!

June - August 2023

Join emerging artists from the School of Creative and Performing Arts who write, design, direct, and present this popular summer performances at various locations throughout the city. All performances are free.

Wagonstage Theatre - The UCalgary School of Creative and Performing Arts

About Wagonstage

Each year, for half a century, the University of Calgary has engaged young artists in work integrated learning through Wagonstage, a touring theatre ensemble. Emerging artists from the School of Creative and Performing Arts write, design, direct, and present these popular summer performances at various locations throughout the city.

With the goal of creating and sustaining a vibrant community for all Calgarians, UCalgary Wagonstage Theatre has performed and uplifted families through both good times and bad times. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to enjoy a performance that will make them giggle and wiggle

The Little Forest by Clem Martini

Once upon a time, a child wanted to build a forest…

This summer we're bringing you a new play about a prairie forest! The Little Forest features a child who dreams about building a forest.

Written by award-winning playwright and School of Creative and Performing arts Drama professor Clem Martini.

Performance Schedule

Performances take place from June until August at various places around Calgary. Check back to see the most updated schedule.

All performances are free. Suitable for ages 3 - 100!

Stay tuned for upcoming performance dates and venues! Performances are weather permitting —check our Facebook page for any cancellations.

Outdoor Performance

All performances take place outdoors

  • We encourage you to bring your own chair, pillow or blanket, and to wear sunscreen and weather appropriate clothing.
  • Please bring into the event space only the necessities. (For example small purse/bag, keys, water bottle, etc.). There will be no coat check or storage available at the event so anything you bring in must be kept with you.
  • Performances are weather permitting —check our Facebook page for any cancellations.

About our partners

This summer, we are proud to partner with University of Calgary Biological Sciences, One Health at UCalgary, University of Calgary Office of Sustainability, Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry, Parks Foundation Calgary, Bee City Canada,, and Springboard Performances.


University of Calgary Department of Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary is a community of scholars who share a commitment to insightful, innovative and integrative research in diverse areas of life sciences, from biomolecules to the biosphere, and to the development of future leaders in the basic and applied biological sciences through excellence in our undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information about the Department of Biological Sciences, visit

One Health at UCalgary

Complex challenges such as climate change, emerging diseases, and antimicrobial resistance are testing the resilience of communities around the world. The One Health approach recognizes that these challenges exist within interconnected human, animal, and environmental systems, and just as the challenges are interconnected, so are the solutions. One Health at UCalgary is committed to bringing together transdisciplinary researchers, community members, and decisionmakers to understand the science and to solve complex problems for the benefit of all. For more information about One Health:

University of Calgary Office of Sustainability

The University of Calgary ensures that sustainability continues to be a priority by taking a holistic approach to address some of the most complex challenges both locally and globally, with the Office of Sustainability acting as the main hub for bridging partnerships and amplifying this work. The university’s scope of sustainability stretches beyond environmental factors to include Indigenous perspectives, health and well-being, equity and diversity, and much more. UCalgary is strongly committed to mobilizing action towards a sustainable future through its academic and social engagement programs, administrative and operational practices, and by actively supporting community and industry partners. For more information about Sustainability at UCalgary:

Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry

The Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry (CAMP) is an organization that is bound to the advancement of education, new-creation and performance of mask and puppetry related art. CAMP fosters the emerging and next generation of theatre creators whose main interest is in the innovation of this craft, and also to provide mentorship to professional artists of all medias who wish to expand their practice of artistic expression. For more information about CAMP:

Rozsa Foundation

Founded in 1990, the Rozsa Foundation is a philanthropic organization known for effective support and advocacy for the Arts in Alberta. The Foundation builds on the legacy of Drs. Ted and Lola Rozsa, who were acknowledged champions of the Arts through their support of not-for-profit arts organizations active in the City of Calgary. For more information about Rozsa Foundation:

Bee City Canada

Bee City Canada’s mission is to inspire cities, towns, First Nations, schools, businesses and other organizations to take action to protect pollinators. Bee City Canada offers programs which recognize communities and organizations that are taking steps or are committed to future initiatives to help pollinators. For more information about Bee City Canada: