|Performing Arts Venue |||Theatre|
|Getting There |||North on 91 Street from 82 (Whyte) Avenue.|
|The hours vary depending on office or group; call to confirm.|
Profile Last Updated: September 04, 2008
Edmonton's French quarter is located in the neighbourhood of Bonnie Doon, and is affectionately referred to by locals as La Cité Francophone. The neighbourhood is tiny, but its heart is big, and at its core is La Cité Francophone's Cultural Centre, which is located across the street from the Faculte St. Jean (the University of Alberta's Francophone college). Along the same street are a French bookstore, an Internet cafe and several community offices.
For local audiences, the main draw is the theatre, a cabaret-style venue that is both audience and performer-friendly. It is a flexible performance space, capable of holding straightforward stage shows as well as musicals and dance performances. It’s said to be one of the nicest in the city, featuring balconies, excellent lighting and a fine sound system.
An Active Community
The French community in Edmonton has access to many services at La Cite Francophone; there is a medical clinic, a women’s coalition, The Federation of French Parents of Alberta and many other French-language associated groups here. This meeting ground for French culture gives Francophones in and around Edmonton the chance to share and enjoy their cultural diversity.
Note: There is also a French bookstore here.