Bailey Theatre

The Bailey Theatre

This century-old Vaudeville theatre, the oldest in Alberta, underwent extensive renovations and was transformed into a state-of-the-art 396-seat multi-function facility. The performance area of the theatre has been restored to its original glory.

The Bailey Theatre boasts an intimate stage with historic brick wall feature, as well as state-of-the-art lighting, sound and rigging options. Main floor seating can be arranged to accommodate standard theatre seating or configured for dining. The gracefully curved balcony adds an additional five rows of fixed seating.

The lower floor has a green room where you can see and hear all the action on stage. There is also a full-sized rehearsal hall and actor dressing rooms and washrooms.


Bailey1  “The Bailey is ripe with the kind of atmosphere one can only get in an old venue, where musicians, actors and showboats of all shapes and sizes have been treading the boards for over a hundred years.”
Stephen Fearing, Canadian singer, songwriter and multiple Juno Award Winner

The oldest theatre in Alberta is back on its feet once again. The focus of the new theatre is primarily live performance, including plays and concerts. But, wanting to maintain Stan Bailey’s legacy of diversity, you’ll find that the newly renovated Bailey is quite versatile, and can be a suitable home for multiple performance media. We’ve taken our vaudevillian stage and added 1.2 million dollars in state of the art theatre tech. Some of this tech includes an Ion touchscreen lighting board, Six robotic arms from Apollo Design Technologies, and a brand new digital fly system. Not content to simply be a state of the art theatre, The Bailey’s primary mandate is the maintenance of the historic legacy that it carries, that is, being a cultural nexus within the City of Camrose. A place where the hard working people of Camrose would gather to be entertained, to dive into someone else’s story, to laugh when they laugh, or cry when they cry. Whether it was seeing the rapid fire sitcom-esque vaudevillian shows, throwing popcorn over the balcony, or getting paid an unexpected visit from our resident ghost, everyone leaves the Bailey with new memories.