Performing Arts at Banff Centre is dedicated to creating contemporary works in drama, dance, opera, music, theatre, and interdisciplinary art forms. We offer hands-on training and professional development opportunities for artists and technicians at every stage of their careers. We currently have several workshops and practicum programs open for application.
Sound Workshop - Calibration and Design Techniques for Modern Sound Systems
This four-day workshop covers the physics of sound, RTAs, dual channel FFTs, optimizable loudspeaker configurations, and sound system alignment.
Sound Workshop - Line Arrays, Subwoofer Techniques, and Advanced Filters
This three-day workshop will cover topics such as line arrays, all pass filters, and various subwoofer techniques.
Lighting Technician Practicum Program
The Lighting Technician Practicum Program at its core is an intense, experiential learning opportunity that marries technical training in the arts with hands-on, real world experiences.
Sound Technician Practicum Program
The Sound Technician Practicum Program at its core is an intense, experiential learning opportunity that marries technical training in the arts with hands-on, real world experiences.
Staging Technician Practicum Program
The Staging Technician Practicum Program at its core is an intense, experiential learning opportunity that marries technical training in the arts with hands-on, real world experiences.
Banff Playwrights Lab
Eight Canadian writers attend this fully-funded two-week creative residency, participating in a dynamic conversation about storytelling and the creation of contemporary performance.
Performing Arts Production Practicums - Staging Technician and Scenic Carpentry
The Performing Arts Practicum programs are intended as a continuing education experience for emerging staging technicians with relevant academic training and related professional experience.
Performing Arts Production, Design, and Stage Management Practicum Programs
Our practicum training programs provide exceptional learning opportunities through the on-stage technical and design support of production residencies with resident companies, the building of original physical productions with partner companies, and the in-house creation of original main stage productions.
Open Space: Opera in the 21st Century
Open Space is a one-of-a-kind performance-based collaborative training experience for emerging opera singers and administrators that truly challenges the conventions of opera performance, production, and design.
Designing for Dance 2017
The Andrea Brussa Design program introduces designers of all disciplines to the fundamentals of designing for dance performance. Participants will explore the intersection of dance, architecture, sculpture, fashion, and the visual arts.
Performing Arts Residency
This flexible self-directed residency provides the perfect opportunity for artists generating new work in the performing arts to spend focused time on their project in a professional theatre environment.