What's Goin On

Jabberwocky - Now on Tour

NEW! Watch the Video Trailer

Created by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop and Friends:

Featuring: Nicolas Di Gaetano, Teddy Ivanov, Pityu Kenderes, Sebastian Kroon
Stage Manager:
Nicole Olson Grant-Suttie
Costume Designer
: Jen Gareau
Lighting Designer
: Terry Middleton
Sound Designer:
Jonathan Lewis

“...inspired ... timely ... a fantastical visual world ... as bleak as it is funny."

The Globe & Mail

“...unimaginable creativity and talent ... downright beautiful."

Vue Magazine, Edmonton

“...a marvellous theatrical adventure, fantastical and ingenious and somehow close to home, that leaves us breathless at every turn ..."

Liz Nicholls, 12th Night.ca

“...a wonderfully entertaining evening of theatre"

Colin MacLean, Gigcity.ca


More about Jabberwocky ...


The Old Trout Designing Things Division

Imagine if Shakespeare asked the Old Trouts to design one of his shows.

Well, we did. Perhaps you remember a couple years ago that we designed Twelfth Night at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa?  This is that very same production, come west for people who live in Calgary to see it, thanks to our friends at Theatre Calgary are presenting Twelfth Night, "as imagined by the Old Trout Puppet Workshop" as part of their 50th Anniversary Season - which, by the way, is is also a pretty big deal.

Based on a miraculously preserved Baroque ‘Wonder Theatre’ we saw in a castle in the Czech Republic, the design features all the flabbergasting technological marvels of cutting edge theatre from the 18th century.  And only a couple puppets.  Mostly it’s actual flesh and blood human beings on stage, so if you fear puppets, now is your chance to take in a Trout show, finally. We can't say for sure if the Bard would approve. We'll leave that up to you.

January 30 - February 24, 2018

Theatre Calgary Tickets to Twelfth Night on Sale Now



Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry (CAMP)

With all this pupptery-goodness going on, are you feeling motivated to embark on your own puppeteering lifestyle? If so, check out what our Old Trout brethren have to offer in the ways of learning, training and exploring the art of mask and puppetry.

Start by visiting the Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry website. Headed up by Old Trout Pete Balkwill, CAMP has workshops and events happening throughout the year.

Here's a video link to their recent summer intensive: Iinisikimm - an AFA 25th Commemorative Art Project and Canada Council New Chapter initiative.

The 2018 Banff Puppet Intensive is already full, but you can see their Public Showing on January 17, 2018 in Banff.

And if you prefer the East Coast in August, then we suggest joining Old Trout Pete and former Trout Dave Lane at the:

New England Puppet Intensive
July 24 - August 10, 2018
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)



Special thanks to all the folks listed below for their on-going support::






in Calgary

February 21 - March 4, 2018
DJD Studio Theatre





in Vancouver

February 6 - 17, 2018
The York Theatre

Presented by The Cultch




BUY Tickets for TWELFTH NIGHT at

Theatre Calgary

January 30 - February 24, 2018
Max Bell Theatre



2017 Fundraising SUCCESS!

Thank you to the following "Trouts" for their support of our 2016 Fundraising Campaign.


We smashed our goal of $10,000 to smithereens, raising $11,836!

Rainbow Trouts ($500+)

Grant Burns


Johanne Daoust

Greg Francis

Lara King

Doug McKeag




Bull Trouts ($250 - $499)

James Gottsleig

Duval Lang

Chris Manderson



Speckled Trouts ($100 - $249)

Leanne Duke

Alli Marshall



Brook Trouts ($50 - $99)

Davo Brawn

Sean Carter

Andea deJong

Leroy Parker

Ewa Piorko

Adriana Van Der Heijden

Brigitte Von Rothemburg



Little Trouts (up to $49)

Amber Anderson

Allison Bernardin

Marilyn Field

Amanda Froehler

Barb Geiger

Tyler Goudie

Paul Kent

Jiehan Qu

Irene Rasetti

Pat Rozitis

Lynn Wilton

Iris Wong

James Zaback


We welcome anyone who would like to help us in 2018.


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If you live in Calgary, Alberta or nearby or heck - even if you're just passing through - drop by our studio - Fort Trout - anytime.

(We could probably use some help to put things away and give the place a sweep.)

Please call ahead to ensure that someone is actually there:


Find us here:

#106, 4632 1 Street S.E.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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