Expanse 2022

Expanse Festival is a movement arts festival that focuses on body-based work from a cross-section of artists. Expanse offers opportunity, inspiration, education, and community for artists and audiences who share a love and curiosity in physical performance.

This year, Expanse is celebrating generations and our relationships with those who have come before us and those who may follow in the paths tread before!

We are welcoming folks from the community to join us on this journey!

The festival has two main streams: a Performance Series of performance works by local, regional, national and international artists and the Expanse Community Outreach Program which encompasses a number of activities through which the festival interacts with the Edmonton Community at large.

Expanse was one of the founding festivals of The Chinook Series, a festival of small festivals that runs for 10 days, but now are excited to present a full 10-day festival!

Interested in joining us as an artistvolunteer, or sponsor?

Our amazing festival lineup

We are so excited to share these stories with you!

Festival FAQ

Do you have questions about what the festival will be like this season?
We are here to help! If there is something missing here, let us know!

Ticket Information

Where to buy?

  • Available Online
  • Phone – (780)-409-1910
  • In-Person (ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue))


All of our tickets are based on a Pay-What-You-Will model. However, in order to make the art happen we have suggested rates provided below! Give more or give less, what’s important to Azimuth Theatre is sharing in theatre experiences together. Any contribution is valued and appreciated.

Students/Seniors – $15
General – $30

Sansei: The Storyteller
Where The Two-Spirit Lives
Tune to A
Live/Local: Good Women Dance Collective Curation

General – $10
Michener Park

Performance Lab and Dance Classes – $10
Solo Creation Workshop – $25 a day

Where is the Festival this year?

This year’s festival is being hosted at Fringe Theater.

Westbury Theatre and Studio A for our in-person programming!

Health and Safety - COVID-19

We are working hard to keep our wonderful artists and audiences as safe as possible, and health and safety at the forefront of what I do here are the things that we are working to do to keep our artists and audiences as safe as possible. We appreciated your collaboration and cooperation!

  • Daily – Rapid Testing For On-Site Artists and Workshop Participants
  • Daily – Health and Safety Assessments for  On-Site Artists and Workshop Participants
  • Health and Safety Captains
  • Masking Requirments for All audience members
  • Proof of Vaccination For All Audience Members
  • Limited Audience Capacity and Cabaret Seating to allow distance between parties
  • Online Festival April 12-27

For more information about our COVID-19 and Health And Safety policies click here


We want to make sure that we are doing as much as we can to make a festival for all bodies to enjoy both on and off stage.

Expanse 2022 Will Feature:

  • ASL Interpretation at least one performance of every show at the festival
  • Touch Tours*
  • Relaxed Performances*
  • Described Audio*
  • Online Version of the Festival – Following the In-Person Festival

Learn More Here

Looking for more theatre and exciting events?
Check out one of our community partners and their work!

SOUND OFF is Canada’s national festival dedicated to the Deaf performing arts
March 30th to April 3rd, 2022Learn More About Their Work Here

Funding for this Festival is made possible by The Canada Council For the Arts, the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Edmonton Arts Council, and the Edmonton Community Foundation.

Huge thanks to our donors, sponsors and community partners who also help make what we do possible!