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An initiative started by the patrons of theater, the Manitoba Theatre Centre is a not-for-profit organization promoting art and culture in the city. The organization offers two theater stages, which host various events. These stages can accommodate around two-fifty people each and are designed with the latest technological assistance. Local events like festivals and other such drama fairs are conducted here on a regular basis.
Part of the Centennial Centre, which also houses the Museum of Manitoba and the Planetarium, this hall is essentially a roadhouse for Winnipeg performance art. It is home base to such notable troupes as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Manitoba Opera. A host of cultural performances, theatrical shows and even conferences are held here from time to time.
Regarded as one of Canada's premiere dance companies, this ballet group boasts world-renowned dancer Evelyn Hart, who was honored with the Order of Canada. Bringing together modern and classical techniques, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) is awe-inspiring for those with cultured taste as well as those with simply a passing interest in dance. Scheduling is variable, as the troupe tours extensively, so it is best to call for details on how to obtain tickets. So, take a break from your regular schedule and enjoy an evening full of beautiful dance performances by expert ballet dancers as well as by amateurs.
The Osborne Village is known for its contributions to the culture and subculture of the city. The Gas Station Theatre is a leader in the area, where professional and amateur thespians alike give performances that range from classical to the twentieth century. You can also attend a variety of music shows, film screenings, fashion shows and cultural performances. The acts include free shows so an evening of entertainment will not break the bank. The hours are as eclectic as the shows, so it is advised to call for details.