About Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre

The Esplanade is where arts and heritage come to life in Medicine Hat, where the stories of our great collective culture are told through music and dance, theatre, painting and sculpture, exhibitions and installations, artefacts, objects d’art and more.

A marvel of contemporary Canadian architecture on traditional Blackfoot territory just steps from the South Saskatchewan River, the Esplanade occupies an eminent position on downtown’s elegant First Street South. From its rooftop terrace, you can see Saamis, the shoreline escarpment which is the setting for the story of how Medicine Hat got its name.

Inside, visitors are delighted to discover a vibrant art gallery, a prized museum, an intimate studio theatre, a dynamic education suite, expansive public archives and many volunteers and staff who are eager to tell their versions of our city’s tale. The Esplanade also features a 700-seat main stage theatre which boasts superior theatre technology, acoustic perfection and striking interior design.

In the northeast corner of the Esplanade grounds stands another inviting building with stories of its own to tell. With its white picket fence, gingerbread trim and quaint heritage gardens, the restored Ewart Duggan House, the oldest brick home in Alberta, is open year-round for select events.

The Esplanade opened its doors in celebration of Alberta’s centennial in 2005 and ever since, Medicine Hat has been proudly hosting a lively procession of artists and audiences, storytellers and story-lovers, from around the region and around the globe.

The celebration continues today and you are expressly invited to attend.

Enter the Esplanade and enjoy.

John Asplund's Robsart

May 20, 2017 - Sept 16, 2017

Grow: Medicine Hat's Gardening Heritage

June 17, 2017 - Sept 23, 2017

Nicole Bauberger: Get There From Here

July 15 - Sept 2, 2017

Kenny and Dolly... Together Again

FRI Sept 8 | 7:30 PM | $48

Corps of Engineers

Sept 17 | 2 PM | FREE

The Comic Strippers

FRI Sept 29 | 8 PM | $39 (+s/c, gst)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Oct 16 & 17 | 8 PM | $59

Caleb Hart: Lobby Series

THU Oct 19 | 7:30 PM | $25 or entire series 5/$99

Fubuki Daiko

SUN Oct 22 | 7 PM | $20

Selfie: Dance Series

WED Oct 25 | 7:30 PM | $35 or 3/$129 for the entire series

Tale of a Town

FRI Nov 3 | 7:30 PM | $10

The Glorious Sons

TUE Nov 7 | 8 PM | $30

Hotel California: Classic Albums Live Series

WED Nov 8 | 8 PM | $35 or 3/$89 for the entire series

Gordie MacKeeman

THU Nov 9 | 7:30 PM | $25

Headstones

TUE Nov 14 | 8 PM | $39

CBC's This is That

SAT Nov 18 | 7:30 PM | $29

The Northern Pikes

MON Nov 20 | 8 PM | $35

Mahoney & Friends

SAT Dec 2 | 7:30 PM | $29 & $35

Ron James

SUN Dec 3 | 7:30 PM | $52

William Prince: Lobby Series

WED Dec 6 | 7:30 PM | $25 or 5/$99 for the entire series

Oh What A Night!

MON Dec 11 | 7 PM | $60.50

PJ Masks

FRI Dec 15 | 6 PM | $29.50, $49.50, $99.50

Abbey Road: Classic Albums Live Series

FRI Jan 19 | 8 PM | $35 or 3/$89 for the entire series

Sydney Mae: Lobby Series

THU Feb 1 | $25 or 5/$100 for the entire series

MOMIX - Opus Catus: Dance Series

WED Feb 14 | 7:30 PM | $59 or 3/$129 for the entire series

Lion Bear Fox

THU Mar 1 | 7:30 PM | $25 or 5/$100 for the entire series

Anastasia: Dance SEries

SAT Mar 10 | 7:30 PM | $49 or 3/$129 for the entire series

Rumours: Classic Albums Live Series

FRI Mar 23 | 8 PM | $35 or $89 for the entire series

Raine Hamilton: Lobby Series

THU Apr 5 | 7:30 PM | $25 or 5/$100 for the entire series