Business Number: 127095826RR0001

About This Charity

Our Mission


One Yellow Rabbit is one of the English-speaking world’s leading creation theatres. As a result of a thriving OYR we are living in a more civil, interesting and stimulating society that nourishes its peoples, values and prizes the local and authentic, and is thoughtful, life-loving and fun. In the pursuit of this vision we are undeniable, focused on outcomes, relevant (connected to community), the best host, and highly rewarded. We operate in a spirit of high morale and fun.


 To create and present vital and surprising performance experiences for the purpose of engaging our community.

About Our Charity

1) Production of new plays. The OYR Ensemble creates and performs new work, which is presented to Calgary audiences in our permanent home, the Big Secret Theatre 

2) The High Performance Rodeo: Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts. The High Performance Rodeo is the largest and oldest festival of creation-based performance west of Montreal, and has been produced by OYR annually since 1987. 

3) Summer Lab Intensive. Founded by OYR in 1997, the Lab is open to actors, directors, writers, dancers, and other artists with advanced education or experience in their field. Held each July in the Big Secret Theatre, its focus is to provide students with tools to create new and original performance work, as well as to improve performance skills. The focus on creation-based study makes the Lab unique in Canada.