The Conservatory

Theatre MRU

Student actors. Established playwrights. Welcoming theatre. Discover a new theatre experience this year with Theatre MRU.

The Department of Theatre, Speech and Music Performance provides real-world theatre training both onstage and behind the scenes. Students gain experience through practical, hands-on courses and projects. Production work is a key component of the program, and each year, students mount and perform three plays by renowned authors. Change your entertainment mix by checking out these exciting public performances.

2014 Theatre Season

The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Natascha Girgis
MRU Nickle Theatre
February 5-8, 11-16 at 7:00pm; February 8, 15 & 16 at 2:00pm matinee
A co-production with Calgary's The Shakespeare Company
Tickets $30 Adults, $25 Students and Seniors
Tickets: or call The Vertigo Theatre ticket line at (403) 221-3708

Infatuated by suspicions of unfaithfulness, King Leontes puts his pregnant wife, Hermione, on trial for her life – coming to his senses only when his actions have cost him both wife and children. But true works marvels in this touching drama of passion and remorse, culminating in one of the most moving reunions in all of Shakespeare’s works.

Bram Stoker's Dracula
by Steven Dietz
Directed by Haysam Kadri
MRU Wright Theatre
March 27-29, April 1-5, 2014
Tickets $20 Adults, $15 Students and Seniors (403) 440- 8889 to reserve tickets
1/2 price tickets April 1-3 only

"I want your fear. For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you." This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances—in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker's famous vampire.