>> Spring 2022 Term: April 23 to June 16
>> Summer 2022 Term: July 11 to August 5
>> Fall 2022 Term: September 17 to November 14
>> Winter 2022 Term: February 12 to March 14
Where is the Studio located?
The Studio is located at 9562 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 1B9 underneath the Mill Creek Cafe. Note that some classes happen at the theatre (10019 81 ave) and some at the education Studio. Please double-check your class schedule provided to ensure you are going to the right location for your class.
Where is the entrance to the Studio?
The door to the building is directly behind the bus stop on 82nd ave. Proceed downstairs and the studio is through the green doors to your left.
What is The Grindstone Theatre?
The Grindstone Theatre is a non-profit society founded in 2011 aimed to create professional opportunities for emerging artists. Grindstone is an improv-based theatre company that creates new works and produces scripted plays, musicals, sketch comedy, and improv. Grindstone operates the Grindstone Comedy Theatre which is also home to a variety of independently produced shows which include improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy along with a variety of community events. The Grindstone Bistro, located in the lobby of the theatre offers a selection of local beers, wine, cocktails, and a comfort food menu to perfectly complement your night out. Our Theatre School offers a variety of programs for all ages, from camps and classes to workshops and conservatories. Our venues are also available for rentals and our performances and workshops are available for corporate bookings. Grindstone also produces a series of festivals which include The Grindstone Comedy Festival, Disco In The Park, Edmonton Fringe Venues, and Mural Massive.
What do I need for class?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing you can move around in, a water bottle, snack (please keep in mind potential allergies), pen and notebook.
How does the Showcase work?
The classes typically run for 8 weeks, with a final showcase the week after the final class. The showcases are usually at The Grindstone Theatre (10019 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W7) and are treated as a full production. Students will be informed of the showcase date and time halfway through the semester, and a ticket link will be provided. The showcases are Pay What You Can, so it is the ticket buyers who decide how much to pay for a ticket. The income made from the showcase goes back into our Education Department.
At Grindstone, we offer year-round programs on a term basis. We have 4 terms per year that follow the seasons.
Our programs include 8 weekly classes and a showcase after the final class for the public. Scroll down to view and register for our upcoming adult and kids programs.
Experience: Instruction from theatre professionals with a ton of experience.
A Safe Space: An inclusive environment to try a new skill, while being supported and challenged.
Curated Curriculum: A well-curated curriculum which advances with each level.