Whether this is your first experience of the High Performance Rodeo or you are a seasoned Rodeo-goer, the High Performance Rodeo is here to help you plan your experience and get around. 


The High Performance Rodeo works year-round to develop and improve our services to make sure Calgary's International Festival of the Arts is an all new and exciting experience each time you visit.


One Yellow Rabbit's 34th Annual High Performance Rodeo
Calgary's International Festival of the Arts
January 08 – 26, 2020


Selecting The Shows You Want To See And Booking Tickets


To allow our audiences to plan their experiences and book their tickets as early as possible, we begin selling tickets for some shows through our website early in the year. Dates and announcements are updated and added frequently. Please visit this page for all the up-to-date announcements. Currently the dates for 2020 tickets going on sale are:





HPRodeo productions that are co-presented with another theatre or arts organizations within Calgary may be subject to early ticket sales based on the needs of the partnering organization.   A number of shows periodically may become available for early ticket purchase depends on the participating organization.  This usually coincides with the season schedules of our co-presenting partners.  


As shows continue to get announced, the number of shows available for sale online will continue to grow as we approach our programme launch.


After the full programme launch on November 5, 2019, you purchase tickets by phone through Arts Commons box office at 403.294.9494, in person at the Arts Commons and/or One Yellow Rabbit box office, or online at HPRodeo.ca


Picking Up Your Tickets



Once your tickets have been purchased you can pick them up at the One Yellow Rabbit box office or at the venue box office for the performance you are attending.  Venue box offices open up one hour prior to the event.  Attending multiple performances during the High Performance Rodeo?  Fantastic! To make things easy for you, you can now pick up all of your tickets in advance at the One Yellow Rabbit box office or at the venue box office during the first of the performances you have tickets for. 


The Box Office


The year-round home of One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre and the High Performance Rodeo is #21, 225 – 8 Ave SE, Calgary Alberta (located inside the Arts Commons, across from Cityhall). 

Inside Arts Commons is the Arts Commons Box Office - home box office to One Yellow Rabbit, High Performance Rodeo, and many other arts organizations.  Located directly above the Arts Commons Box Office is the One Yellow Rabbit Box Office, used exclusively for the High Performance Rodeo and One Yellow Rabbit events.  

Tickets to the High Performance Rodeo can be purchased at both Arts Commons Box Office and the One Yellow Rabbit Box Office.

Please note, not all ticketed events in the High Performance Rodeo are sold at the Arts Commons Box Office. For all HPRodeo ticketed events purchase tickets online.  





Keep Up-To-Date


Insider tip -  be the first to know the latest HPRodeo updates by signing up to the Express newsletter or through our social media channels.  The Express newsletter and the @HPRodeo social media channels on Facebook and Twitter will keep you in the know and ahead of the crowds with all the latest and up-to-date information about the High Performance Rodeo.










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Tips & tricks


How do you take in the whole of the HPRodeo in a short period of time? Try following these handy tips from frequent HPRodeo audiences and artists:

  • Challenge Yourself - HPRodeo features many performative art forms to explore. Don’t just stick to what you know. The flavour of the HPRodeo is best experienced when you’re willing to taste all the surprising options, from theatre to dance, from a staggering range of live music to one-on-one performances.
  • Social Media Gems - Looking for a deal?  Pay attention to @HPRodeo  Facebook and Twitter.  From time-to-time we release amazing deals and special offers, but hurry; these flash sales don't last long.  
  • Go on a budget - There are many free live performances, music, and installations during the HPRodeo, not to mention all the discounted tickets and $15 Wednesday ticket deals. 
  • Get map-savvy - Help find your way around town with our interactive venue map or pick up the festival guide for full venue listings, available from all HPRodeo box offices, Calgary tourist kiosks, and various local and independent shops across the city.
  • Dress wisely - Even though it’s January be prepared for sun, warmth, or snow. Remember: there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.
  • Pace yourself - With hundreds of shows on offer it would be hard to take it all in – the secret to the HPRodeo is to find a blissful balance between quantity and quality.
  • Respect the environment - The High Performance Rodeo is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment – please help us by giving a thought to how you travel to the HPRodeo, and while you're here disposing of your rubbish in one of the many recycling and composting bins throughout of HPRodeo venues and across the city.