Firefly Theatre performs on the ground and in the air, creating original live performances that combines the visceral and awe-inspiring response of the circus with the emotional response of the theatre. Our productions have taken place inside theatres, museums, convention centres and nightclubs, outside in squares and intersections, and in the air suspended from buildings.
Firefly Theatre is at the forefront of aerial theatre in Canada. Our style of storytelling creates exciting and powerful theatrical performances, providing the audience with a memorable experience. This fusion of circus and theatre has given Firefly a unique voice in the Canadian performing arts landscape.
FFT productions include Craniatrium, Operation EVAsion, Primordial Blues, Ballerina on a Horse, and the Aerial-Action-Thriller Duck Duck Bang.
Our work has been presented at festivals and events throughoutNorth America and beyond, including:
- the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C.
- Winter City Festival of Arts (Toronto)
- The Pacific National Exhibition (Vancouver)
- Capital Ex (Edmonton)
- The 2006-2010- Grey Cup Festivals
- Canada Day in London, England
Firefly Theatre established Alberta’s first Aerial Arts Program, offering aerial circus classes and workshops to community members. In 2007, the company was honoured with a City of Edmonton Excellence Award in Arts and Culture and a Mayor’s Award for Innovative Artistic Direction.