Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

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Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is a four million cubic foot (113,000 m³) performing arts, culture and community facility located in Edmonton, Alberta.

General information and history
The auditorium was built in 1955, on a 13-acre (53,000 m 2) site adjacent to the University of Alberta to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alberta. It is owned and operated by the Government of Alberta. The Jubilee is home to the Edmonton Opera and the Alberta Ballet. For many years it has hosted Broadway shows, stand-up comedians, theatre productions, bands, orchestras, dance festivals and awards ceremonies. The main theatre hosts 2,538 people on three levels, or 2,416 if the Orchestra pit is in use. There is also a banquet room, meeting room, rehearsal hall and luxury suite available to rent, along with being able to hold trade shows and meetings in the theatre proper and its lobbies. In 2005 as part of the celebrations for the Alberta Centennial, the auditorium underwent extensive renovations totalling a cost of $91 million. Heavy metal band KISS started their first world tour at the Auditorium on February 5, 1974. In January 2010, theatre reviewer Pollstar revealed that the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium was the busiest theatre in Canada, selling 146,555 tickets in 2009, beating its twin, the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary (138,515 tickets) and Toronto’s Massey Hall (93,742 tickets).

Building Activity

  • removed a media
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com