245033 Range Road 33
Calgary, AB T3Z 2E9
(403) 240-3822

Auditions

Join our Entertainment Department

Join our Entertainment Department and be a part of creating lasting magical memories for our guests every single day! Host our Cinemagic 3D Theatre experience, perform in special appearances as part of our Street Character Cast, or perform in our live stage shows.

Entertainment Auditions E-newsletter

If you are a Calgary dancer, actor or performer interested in auditioning to be hired in our Entertainment department, we can send you an email update on our auditions. Sign up here to get the reminder and be added to the newsletter list. You can unsubscribe at any time.

See below for information on how to audition for the various areas of our program.

Auditions are complete for the 2024 season. We invite you to attend our OPEN-CALL DANCE AUDITION for our 2025 Calaway Live stage shows next season.  CLICK HERE to join our AUDITION E-NEWSLETTER for reminders & updates on upcoming auditions.

General information about the position.

  • DANCERS approximate age 16-22 (minimum age to apply is 16) to perform in our high-energy dance stage shows.
  • Trained dancers with a solid formal dance training (no specific amount of years, but any combination of jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, etc). Dancers with natural or freestyle hip hop skills and musical theatre experience are also welcome.
  • Good work ethic and attitude, responsible, flexible and reliable as a team player is a must.

TIME COMMITMENT

  • Rehearsals: Sunday nights 5:00-9:30 pm for the duration of March through June 2025.  (Minor conflicts from dance competition dates, spring vacation, and other single date conflicts can be discussed).
  • Shows: Shows open at the end of June and run 5 afternoons per week in the summer throughout July and August through Labor Day weekend, and then continue on September/October weekends-only until October 13. This contract is part-time hours (5 days per week in the summer with an afternoon commitment of approx. 5 hours each day with 2 regular days off per week).  PLEASE NOTE: Vacation time during July and August is difficult to accommodate in this contract.  Free transportation to and from Calaway Park is available once the performances begin.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have further questions please contact:

Chris Thompson, Entertainment Director
RE: Calaway Live Auditions
chris.thompson@calawaypark.com

Auditions are complete for the 2024 season. We invite you to attend our OPEN-CALL ACTING AUDITION for our 2025 cast next season.  CLICK HERE to join our AUDITION E-NEWSLETTER for reminders & updates on upcoming auditions.

General information about this position:

  • We cast individuals aged approx. 16-22 (minimum age to apply is age 16) with excellent personality, acting & theatre experience, who are comfortable dressing in costume to greet guests, and perform as a range of characters for photo ops with guests, such as princesses/princes, fairies, robots, spellcasters, and other costumed characters.
  • Good work ethic and attitude, responsible and reliable as a team player, and great rapport with kids is a must. Experience with drama productions or improv is an asset.
  • Available for rehearsal dates and training in early May (schedule TBA).
  • Available to work in the Calaway Park season. NOTE: Vacation time during July and August is difficult to accommodate in this contract.
  • Free transportation to and from Calaway Park is available once the performances begin.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact:

Chris Thompson, Entertainment Director
RE: Street Character Cast
chris.thompson@calawaypark.com

Apply to be a part of our small specialized team of 3D Theatre Hosts! We are looking for individuals that are able to bring our Cinemagic 3D characters to life through dressing up, engaging with our guests and inviting them to enjoy our 3D experience.

How to Apply

Submit an online application HERE and put “THEATRE HOST” in the position you are applying for. Select applicants will be contracted by a Calaway Park representative to set up an interview.

Requirements
  • Must at least 16 years of age by May.
  • Must be theatre-minded or have theatre experience.
  • Able to engage and interact with guests of all ages with enthusiasm.
  • Good work ethic, positive attitude, responsible, reliable, and a team player
Seasonal Commitment

The hours for this position are 1-2 days on weekends in May, June, September, and October through to Thanksgiving and 4-5 days per week in July and August. Wage starts at $15.65/hr.

Please note: Vacation in July & August is difficult to accommodate.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact:

Chris Thompson, Entertainment Director
RE: Street Character Cast
chris.thompson@calawaypark.com

 

 

Calaway Park contracts a variety of professional stage acts (magic, music, dance, puppetry, comedy, etc) and roaming performers (clowns, jugglers, stilt-walkers, ventriloquists, characters, etc). We offer fair rates, an opportunity for multiple-date bookings, and a fun, safe and clean work environment.

Please note: Calaway Park contracts family-friendly entertainment appropriate for all ages (Target market is young families with kids aged 3 to 12).

To submit information about your act and rates, please contact:

Chris Thompson, Entertainment Director
RE: Professional Stage Act
chris.thompson@calawaypark.com

Calaway Park has a separate water infrastructure from the City of Calgary and is not impacted by the current water restrictions.

It’s School's Out at Calaway Park! We are open June 24, 25, and 26 from 10am to 3pm with limited operations. Please know that school groups will be prominent at Calaway Park on these days for our School’s Out event. Limited operations means that not all locations will be open, no live entertainment will be performed, and the Cinemagic 3D theatre and Haunted Hotel will not be available. The special admission rate of $31.95 plus GST is available at Calaway Park on these dates only (June 24, 25, 26, 2024). Get ready for summer vacation!