Expanse 2023

The Future is Ours…What Are We Going To Do With It?

Let’s Get Digital! 

Expanse’s Digital Fest is back for its third year and will be running from April 3rd to April 30th, 2023.

This year’s festival offers a wide range of digital storytelling from recorded stage performances to short films, podcasts and cartoons, all made by local Alberta artists.

Digital Fest is a celebration of the creative potential of digital media and aims to bring together a diverse range of artists from all over the province. 

The festival provides an opportunity for emerging talent to showcase their work and engage in meaningful conversations about digital storytelling.

All pieces are available online until April 30th, 2023!


This year, Expanse is asking questions around the theme:
The future is ours. What are we going to do with it?⁠

What worries us? What excites us? What inspires us? How do we move forward together?⁠

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.

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


24th March 2023 20:00
25th March 2023 18:00
31st March 2023 13:30
1st April 2023 14:00

Gender? I Hardly Know Them

23rd March 2023 20:00
24th March 2023 22:00
25th March 2023 20:00
1st April 2023 20:00

Dance Curation – Interchange

March 24th, See all curated pieces
March 26th – Skye Demas GWDC NewWork Award – ᑲᓇᒋᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ
Kanacicikewin – Cleanse,
March 31th – where the tide meets the stream & Fragmented Journeys

AzimuthWorks In Process Series

Celebrating new work development and works in process, get a sneak peak at new works in development as part of Expanse 2023!

Creature Of Habit

26th March 2023 18:30
29th March 2023 20:00
30th March 2023 14:00

What Shouldn’t I Be

25th March 2023 14:00
31st March 2023 20:00
1st April 2023 18:00

Workshops and Panels

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?


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

Performance Lab, Dance Classes and Workshops – $10

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 Encouraged for audience members – Masks available at the door
  • Limited Audience Capacity and select Cabaret Seating to allow distance between parties if preferred
  • Online Festival Following In-Person Programming

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 2023 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!