Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre creates productive discomfort.

We engage with power structures, shining an interrogation light in society’s eyes.

Current Projects

بالعكس / The Opposite

Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre and Kawalease ACT present بالعكس / The Opposite December 10-15, 2019 Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 pm Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 pm 707 6 St SW (the former location of Masters Pub) Between November 4, 2015 and February 29, 2016, Canada resettled more than 25,000 Syrian refugees, following the outbreak of civil war.

10-Minute Play Festival 2020

Downstage & One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre present: 10-Minute Play Festival 20th Anniversary part of the 34th annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts Saturday, January 11, 2020 – 8:00 pm The GRAND YYC, Flanagan Theatre, 608 1 St SW $40 – Buy Tickets It’s the 20th anniversary of the 10-Minute Play.

We endanger the eardrums of the status quo by amplifying the voices of outcasts, misfits, diverse communities and artists who face barriers.

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There are lots of ways to work with Swallow-a-Bicycle. We regularly post calls for artists, calls for volunteers, job postings and other such things.

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We learn and mutate as we engage with different sites, communities and artistic practices.

We hold ourselves accountable for the discomfort we create, to the communities we encounter, and to ethical working practices.

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