Theatre Revitalization Project

Thanks to a transformational gift from the Belzberg family in honour of Calgary-born community builder and philanthropist, Mrs. Jenny Belzberg CM, AOE, LLD, Banff Centre’s most important training and performing arts venue got a major revitalization.

At the heart of Mrs. Belzberg’s gift — one of the largest private gifts Banff Centre has ever received — is pride in Alberta and a deep appreciation for Banff Centre’s vital role as Canada’s largest postgraduate arts school.

The renewal of the 52-year-old Eric Harvie Theatre now has improved audience experience, and ensures that Banff Centre is able to meet the needs of artists who use it for education, creation, and presentation of their work.

The legacy of Mr. Eric Harvie lives on in the memories of everyone who worked on and attended these productions. Some of the country’s most acclaimed productions were created and staged in the theatre, including award-winning productions Quest, Kafka's Chimp, Pride and Prejudice, Filumena, Betroffenheit, King Arthur’s Night, and Orphée+. 

Learn more about Mrs . Belzberg.

Banff Centre donor sits in an empty Eric Harvie Theatre.

"Banff Centre is an international organization, so it helps everyone, and I want to see more of that. There's something magical about this place."

- Jenny Belzberg

The revitalization of the Banff Centre’s largest theatre was made possible through the generosity of Jenny Belzberg and Family. The Jenny Belzberg Theatre community tours and concerts were generously supported by Adam and Jan Waterous.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. | Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.

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