Red Deer Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Music is Life

Music soothes the human soul and ignites our passions and creativity. It is a vehicle of expression and at its very best, it is an art form. Plato wrote, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”

We celebrate music in all its forms. Red Deer has an enthusiastic community band society and there are five adult community concert bands that are active from September through May playing everything from classical to jazz-rock, funk, and Latin music.

Central Alberta’s only Marching Show Band

In the summer months, the Red Deer Royals perform traditional and contemporary music in concert, parade and field show settings.  This award-winning marching band is made up of young band members representing more than 20 schools throughout the region and an adult band that have delighted crowds locally and internationally.

Red Deer Legion Pipe Band

Formed in 1948, the Red Deer Legion Pipe Band has been active on the national and international competition circuit since 1983. Their wonderful piping and drumming performances have been enjoyed locally and by audiences around the world where they have represented our city.

Red Deer Symphony Orchestra

Nationally recognized quality symphonic music has been at the core of a vibrant arts and culture scene in Central Alberta thanks to the talents and efforts of the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra (RDSO).  Regular performances team the professional orchestra with featured guest performers and choirs for a thrilling and diverse season of professional concert music. The RDSO also works to foster an appreciation for symphonic music in this region through creative programming, education and outreach, and community partnerships that have connected professional musicians with thousands of area children.

Red Deer Scene

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Performing Arts

Against the Wall Theatre – Bull Skitbullskitcomedy.com
Bard on Bower: primestocktheatre.com
Cornerstone Youth Theatre: cornerstoneyouththeatre.org
Central Alberta Theatre: centralalbertatheatre.net
Ignition Theatre: ignitiontheatre.ca
Red Deer Players: reddeerplayers.com
Tree House Youth Theatre: treehouseyouththeatre.ca

Live Entertainment

Bo’s Bar & Grill: 2310 50 Avenue
Blarney Stone Pub: 6320 50 Avenue
Cheers Riverside Meadows:  6017 54 Avenue
East 40th Pub: 3811 40 Avenue
Fratters Speakeasy: 5114 48 Street
Fionn Maccools: 1935 Gaetz Avenue
Hideout Eats & Beats: Gasoline Alley
International Beer Haus & Stage: 5008 48 Street
LBG’s: 6315 Horn Street
Murph’s Pub & Grill: 5020 47 A Avenue
One Eleven Grill: 5301 43 Street
Quality Inn North Hill: 7150 50 Avenue
The Hub On Ross: 4936 Ross Street
The Lux: 4928 Ross Street
The Vat Pub: 5301 43 Street

Nightlife at Fratters Speakeasy

Fratters Speakeasy Venue & Restrobar is designed around a spectacular stage where we host everything from Stand-Up Comedy, Blues, Jazz, Roots, Folk, Indie & Rock, Specialized & Private Functions, and Charity Events.

We offer delicious homestyle food made fresh in house with top quality ingredients. Our bar specializes in crafted & premium cocktails with fresh juices and syrups made in house. We also offer a variety of martinis, local & craft beer, liquor, and wine.

Art Galleries

Corridor Gallery: Recreation Centre, 4501 47 A Avenue
Kiwanis Gallery: Red Deer Public Library, 4818 49 Street
Marjorie Wood Gallery: Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Avenue
Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery: 4525 47 A Avenue
Sunworks: 4924 Ross Street
The Hub on Ross: 4936 Ross Street
Viewpoint Gallery: 3827 39 Street
Wall2Wall: 4711 49 Avenue