2018 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists!

Welcome to the Festival!

Click here for a schedule of our festival!

Want to see a bunch of work? Buy a pass!

And click here for more information on our Performance Series, our Theatre Series, and our Provocation Series, curated by Swallow-A-Bicycle!

Check out our resident visual artist, Samantha Charette! This is our festival image, from her work, The Decline.

(Pssst! We’re still looking for artists in our IGNITE! Clubs! Follow this link for more!)





The IGNITE! Festival presents exciting work from new voices. Take in the bleeding edge of theatre, music, and dance at a festival dedicated to supporting, mentoring, and presenting emerging artists of all disciplines.

Be sure to follow Sage Theatre and the IGNITE! Festival on Facebook, or tune into #IgniteYYC on Twitter for more festival action!

Want to volunteer for this event? We are currently recruiting volunteers! Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0949a4ae22a4f85-ignite1

Treaty 7 Land
The IGNITE! Festival acknowledge this event takes place on the land of the Treaty 7 People, The Blackfoot from Kainai, Blood, Siksika, and Peigan, The Sarcee from Tsu’tina and Eden Valley, and the Stoney Nakoda people from Morley. We are all treaty people, visitors to this land and we give thanks to the people who came before and keep this land for us and all our future generations.

IGNITE! Graphic by Samantha Charette