The WORKSHOP

Literal-minded people rejoice!  The Old Trout Puppet Workshop now actually has a physical building that justifies the fourth word in its name. No longer merely an architectural metaphor for an experimental and collectivist attitude, the WORKSHOP makes the leap from the imaginary to the real –
and YOU CAN RENT IT!

 

Okay so what actually is the WORKSHOP?
 

The WORKSHOP is where the Trouts make their shows, in a wondrous new 'BONNYBOOM' building in Southeast Calgary – the result of a magical collision between a scenery shop, rehearsal hall, & makerspace topped with a big sprinkle of Trout which now that we say it sounds revolting but there’s no taking it back now!

 

It’s divided into 2 spaces – 


The MESSY space:

A proper place for making things, complete with workbenches, layout space, paint area, sculpting booth, & a full set of stationary tools like a table saw, bandsaw, radial arm saw, and drill press.


The TIDY space:

A stage area complete with wall-mounted mirrors and sprung floor as well as a green room and open floor space suitable for storage, layout or seating.

 


IN OTHER WORDS it’s the perfect place for your next creation, collaboration, meeting, build, rehearsal or artistic adventure.

Messy Space

Messy Space

Yes but what’s the WORKSHOP’s mandate?

To provide low-barrier access for smaller arts organizations, collectives and independent artists, for rehearsal, construction, administration, meeting, and making stuff, with a specific focus on supporting under-represented groups and those with an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA)-driven mandate.
 

That’s exactly what I need! How do I rent it?

 

For availability inquiries and to rent the space, please contact our Creative Facilitator,
Amelia Marie Newbert at amelia@theoldtrouts.org.

 

So then okay what are the rental rates?

Below are the rental rates for 2020 for renting the space.

Tidy Space only

Standard
RATE

half day (4hrs)

$100

Full day

$100

weekly

$600

not for profit/

independent artist

$25

$50

$300

not for profit
w/ IDEA mandate

$0

$25

$150

the full meal deal (messy & tidy space)

Standard
RATE

half day (4hrs)

$200

full day

$200

weekly

$1,000

not for profit/

independent artist

$100

$100

$500

not for profit/

independent artist

$50

$50

$300

We’re committed to providing spaces to artists and groups who might not otherwise have access to space and resources and/or who have been historically underrepresented.
 

If these rates still create barriers, please reach out to us at amelia@theoldtrouts.org.
We’ll make it work!

Tidy Space

Tidy Space

Last question:
is “the WORKSHOP” really the best name
you could come up with?

 

Yes. Yes it was.
If you have a better idea, keep it to yourself. We don’t want to think about it anymore. 

 

Call it whatever you want.