'No Address', Edmonton, AB
Take your senses shopping for the day and visit the eclectic Arts District of Edmonton.
|Performing Arts Venue |||Concert Hall|
|Getting There |||In the downtown area of Edmonton|
Profile Last Updated: June 26, 2008
Its radius covers barely more than a block, but this area is a must-see for all followers of the arts. With a constant slew of festivals and events, this part of downtown always has something going on. Clustered around the pocket-sized Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton’s Art District is in the city’s central urban core. Surrounded by a vast array of touristy comforts, from hotels to restaurants and shops, this area takes “artsy” to a whole new level.
What’s the Big Deal?
This is a small place with big names. Two world-class performing arts centres, a major urban art gallery, and two unique performance spaces make a ring the park (and that’s just the beginning!). The Citadel Theatre, with its international reputation for gripping drama and entertaining comedy, is one of the keystones of the arts district. Directly across from the Citadel is the Winspear Centre, home of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and renowned for its phenomenal acoustics. Just another few steps north of that on 99 Street is Tix on the Square, which is the Edmonton Arts Council's ticket agency. The Edmonton Art Gallery and Edmonton City Hall are both located within the same vicinity as well.
The H-ART Of It All
In the middle of it all, Sir Winston Churchill Square holds everything together. Here, jugglers, jazz musicians, artists and others entertain during various summer and winter festivals. Perfect for just a stroll or a place to be entertained on any given day, this is the cultural core of the city.
Winspear Centre at 9720 102 Ave
Citadel Theatre at 9828-101A Ave
Tix on the Square at 3 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton Art Gallery at 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
City Hall at 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Stanley A. Milner Library at 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square