About Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre

The Esplanade is where arts and heritage come to life in Medicine Hat, where the stories of our great collective culture are told through music and dance, theatre, painting and sculpture, exhibitions and installations, artefacts, objects d’art and more.

A marvel of contemporary Canadian architecture on traditional Blackfoot territory just steps from the South Saskatchewan River, the Esplanade occupies an eminent position on downtown’s elegant First Street South. From its rooftop terrace, you can see Saamis, the shoreline escarpment which is the setting for the story of how Medicine Hat got its name.

Inside, visitors are delighted to discover a vibrant art gallery, a prized museum, an intimate studio theatre, a dynamic education suite, expansive public archives and many volunteers and staff who are eager to tell their versions of our city’s tale. The Esplanade also features a 700-seat main stage theatre which boasts superior theatre technology, acoustic perfection and striking interior design.

In the northeast corner of the Esplanade grounds stands another inviting building with stories of its own to tell. With its white picket fence, gingerbread trim and quaint heritage gardens, the restored Ewart Duggan House, the oldest brick home in Alberta, is open year-round for select events.

The Esplanade opened its doors in celebration of Alberta’s centennial in 2005 and ever since, Medicine Hat has been proudly hosting a lively procession of artists and audiences, storytellers and story-lovers, from around the region and around the globe.

The celebration continues today and you are expressly invited to attend.

Enter the Esplanade and enjoy.

Keepsakes of Conflict

MON Jan 8 - SAT May 26

Dianne Bos: The Sleeping Green

SAT Jan 20 - SAT Mar 10

Wes Bell: On The Line

SAT Jan 20 - SAT Mar 10

Mistatim

THU Jan 28 | 7 PM | $10

Force of Nature

SAT Jan 27 - SAT May 26

Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath

SUN Jan 28 | 7:30 PM | $39

Marc Cohn

WED Jan 31 | 8 PM | $59

Exhibitions' Public Reception

THU Feb 1 | 7 PM | Free

Sydney Mae: Lobby Series

THU Feb 1 | 7:30 PM | $25

MOMIX - Opus Catus: Dance Series

WED Feb 14 | 7:30 PM | $59 or 2/$99

PIGS: Pink Floyd Tribute

SAT Feb 17 | 7:30 PM | $29.50 - $36

MH Symphonic Society

TUE Feb 20 | 7:30 PM | $39

Hank Williams Live

THU Feb 22 | 7:30 PM | $29

Serena Ryder

FRI Feb 23 | 8 PM | $45

Gord Bamford

SAT Feb 24 | 7:30 PM | $49

Lion Bear Fox

THU Mar 1 | 7:30 PM | $25

Jim Cuddy

SUN Mar 4 | 8 PM | $59.50

Ali Hassan

WED Mar 7 | 7:30 PM | $19

Anastasia: Dance SEries

SAT Mar 10 | 7:30 PM | $49 or 2/$99 for the entire series

A Bellydance Spectacular

FRE Mar 16 | 8 PM | $25

The Arrogant Worms

SAT Mar 17 | 8 PM | $25

Rumours: Classic Albums Live Series

FRI Mar 23 | 8 PM | $35 or $89 for the entire series

Kentucky Headhunters

THU Mar 29 | 8 PM | $59

Raine Hamilton: Lobby Series

THU Apr 5 | 7:30 PM | $25

Four By Four

MON Apr 9 | 7 PM | $61.50

Madagascar Jr. by St. Mary's School

April 25 & 26 | 7 PM | $12

Queen: Its a Kinda Magic!

THU May 24 | 8 PM | $59

Okee Dokee Brothers

SUN May 27 | 2 PM | $10

"Weird Al" Yankovic

SUN Jun 3 | 8 PM | $75

A Tribute To Elvis in Concert

TUE Jun 5 | 7 PM | $45

Derek Edwards

MON Jun 11 | 7:30 PM | $44.25