The Grand

The GRAND, is the oldest theatre in the city’s downtown core of Calgary.

What makes the GRAND worth the visit?


The historic GRAND theatre has spanned over a century as a hub for Calgary’s art, culture and political communities. Built in 1912, The Lougheed block has seen the city’s landscape evolve and they are proud to call this iconic structure their home.

Their Mission

The GRAND’s mission is to provide a space for artists to create, think and dream. They welcome companies, collectives and individuals to come together and learn from one another, building shared meaning and culture for the city of Calgary.

About the Property and Company

The GRAND is situated on the land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is Mohkinstsis, which is also referred to as the City of Calgary. The GRAND honour and acknowledge Mohkinstsis and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani as well as the Iyarhe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations who also call this place home. They also acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland.

The GRAND is a not-for-profit organization (Charitable Registration: 134483981 RR0001). Since 2006, the theatre has been a centre for creation and presentation of contemporary performances in Calgary, Canada, and around the world.

Today, the GRAND theatre houses a variety of event spaces perfect for a unique wedding, private event, corporate party or presentation, as well as arts, culture, performance and theatre events. With four distinct spaces to choose from, studios, dressing rooms and, of course, the versatile theatre are available to rent for a variety of purposes and events.

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Check It Out For Yourself

The GRAND - Calgary, Alberta



608 1 St SW
Calgary, Alberta

REN Visual - A Little Bit About Us 🙂

Would you like to have us create a cinematic film and spectacular images of your venue, property or listing. We would love to visit you and photograph your business locations. Contact us today to book your Calgary Real Estate Photography session for photos, video walkthrough tours, and aerial drone photo and video.

Our owners Cally and Jeremy both also run other studios so be sure to check their work for weddings, events, family photos, portraits and boudoir.

Jeremy’s studio, JM Photography specializes in Calgary wedding photography, as well as wedding videography, engagement photography, event photography and videography, family photography, corporate headshots and a wickedly fun Calgary photo booth rental.

Cally’s studio, Cally Nicole Photography specializes in Calgary boudoir photography where she creates concept sessions that come with themed set design and customized props.

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