Expanse Festival 2024


We are excited to announce that the theme of the upcoming festival is “Reframing”. With a diverse range of perspectives and captivating narratives, we aim to take you on a transformative journey that will inspire a collective shift in how we perceive and understand the world around us.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to broaden your horizons and reframe the journey.

Body-based Stories Reframed. 

The festival unfolds through two primary streams: the Mainstage Series features performance works by local, regional, national, and international artists, while the Expanse Community Outreach Program engages with the broader Edmonton community through various activities, including interactions with The Lobbyists.

A visual schedule of the expanse festival, including accessibility features
Expanse Is A Celebration Of ALL Bodies.

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.  Click here to find out more about Expanse’s accessibility offers.

Mainstage Series

Reframing Perspective: Stories In Motion

Azimuth Theatre’s yearly dance curation. 

Expanse Labs, Remixes and More!

Workshops led by Expanse artists. 

Artists Unite! – March 30, 18:00 – 19:30

 Join us for an evening of camaraderie, snacks and enriching conversations to ignite your creative spirit. Secure your tickets now and celebrate the power of process with us!

Kiddos Party – March 31, 15:30 – 17:00

Join us for a delightful party where kids, parents, caregivers and artists can all come together for games, treats, and endless fun suitable for all ages. Don’t miss out on this joyous occasion—secure your tickets now for an unforgettable experience!

 Reframed [Re]Mixer   – April 4, 18:30 – 19:30

Lets re-frame the community together! As we conclude our 2024 festival, come together with fellow Galaxy Junction nominees, community members, and local artists for a celebratory mixer. It’s a chance to connect, share stories, and strengthen bonds within our vibrant community.

At Azimuth, we are thrilled to be a part of a community that celebrates diversity, uplifts local artists, and provides a platform for underrepresented voices to flourish. We are committed to helping emerging artists discover and amplify their unique voices and breaking down barriers that hinder the celebration and education of diversity in our society. 

This year, we are pleased to announce our community constellation! This network recognizes the stars within our community who contribute to its brilliance. So, if you know a star, nominate them! 

In addition, each nominee will receive: 

An Artist Shout Out displayed on our Social Media and Lobby Board

  • Including artistic statement, headshot and an image from recent work 

Complimentary Tickets to an Expanse show

  • Two tickets per nominee

Invitation to our Community Constellation Conversations: a Reframed [Re]Mixer

  • A mixer designed to celebrate our constellation of stars that make up the amazing Expanse 2024 and our Edmonton community

Festival FAQ

Do you have questions about what the festival will be like this season?
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Ticket Information

Where to buy?

Pay-What-You-Can: Supporting the Arts Together

At Azimuth Theatre, we believe art should be accessible to all, regardless of financial circumstances. That’s why all of our tickets are based on a Pay-What-You-Can model. We understand that everyone’s situation is different, so we leave it up to you to determine the value of your experience.

Suggested Ticket Price: $25
Workshops: $10

While we suggest a ticket price to help cover production costs and support our artists, we understand that this may not be feasible for everyone. Whether you can give more or less, what matters most to us is that you join us in experiencing the magic of theatre together. No matter the amount, your contribution is valued and appreciated. Your support enables us to create meaningful connections, spark important conversations, and inspire change through the power of storytelling.

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!


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 2024 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

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!

  • On Demand – 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

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