Canmore Summer Theatre Festival

The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival (CSTF) is an annual outdoor theatre festival. A unique aspect of the CSTF is that volunteers from Pine Tree Players perform alongside and learn from theatre professionals and emerging artists.

This year, the CSTF team is proud to present Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead directed by Alex Berry and The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson and adapted by Timothy Mason, directed by Tyler McClaron. Performances will take place outdoors at the Stan Rogers Stage in Centennial Park, Canmore.

The dates of the festival are as follows (all dates and times are subject to change):

Rehearsals start April 10 and will be on Sundays from 10AM-6PM, as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6PM-9PM, Canmore, Alberta.

The Festival Run is July 13-24, with performances of The Emperor’s New Clothes at 1pm and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at 7pm. There will be no performances on July 18 and 19.

We encourage submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


The CSTF is currently seeking applications to be a part of our 2022 Production Team. We welcome applications from community theatre volunteers and theatre professionals. Preference will be given to qualified volunteers and being based in the Bow Valley is an asset.

Theatre professionals that can demonstrate professional experience, expertise, and/or post-secondary training are eligible for compensation to be negotiated based on qualifications and available funding.

We are looking to fill the following positions:

  • Performers
  • Costume Designer
  • Production Designer
  • Choreographer
  • Props Master
  • Assistant Director
  • Assistant Stage Managers (one per play)
  • Wardrobe Assistants


We are seeking several production assistants, the application deadline is March 2, 2022.

The Production Assistants will aid in production management, stage management, creation and maintenance of technical aspects for the Festival, as well as perform. They will gain a breadth of experience in production and stage management, technical theatre, as well as performance and will focus on one or more departments (stage management, wardrobe, set and properties, sound, social media and marketing, performing) depending on their interests and skill sets. Their tasks and responsibilities could include sewing, purchasing, repairing, and maintaining the costumes; constructing, building, assembling, and painting the set of the production; sourcing, building and maintaining the properties of the production; setting up and operating sound equipment; performing in the productions.

Compensation for these positions in dependent on the receipt of funding from the Canada Summer Jobs program, therefore all applicants must meet the criteria for this program.