Youth Campus

Youth Campus is a vital creative area focused on young people that supports developing strong western cultural roots through education and the performing arts.

Located on the banks of the Elbow River, across from ENMAX Park, this best-practice campus features ample green space and is custom-designed for indoor and outdoor classrooms, training and performing. This is where new generations of Calgary’s most spirited citizens will be nurtured.

Our first Youth Campus facility, the TransAlta Performing Arts Studios opened in March, 2017. It is home to The Young Canadians School of the Performing Arts and Calgary Stampede Showband, as well as other community groups.  This 13,000 square foot facility fosters boundless creative and artistic synergies. Over time, Youth Campus will also include BMO Amphitheater, Walton Hall, the SAM Centre and Enbridge Plaza. The Calgary Arts Academy and the Calgary Opera will make their new home on Youth Campus.

Arts space has always been at a premium in Calgary. For 44 years the Stampede’s performance programs have developed space for planning, learning and practicing – both on Stampede Park and throughout the city. To honour this effort and commitment, Youth Campus will develop the talents of young creative people, bringing their gifts to life and enriching audiences in Calgary and around the world.