What We Believe

Mission Statement: Concrete Theatre is an award-winning professional theatre company committed to creating, developing and producing artistically excellent Theatre for Young Audiences. We create work that is culturally diverse and inclusive, and that explores issues relevant to the lives of young people and their families. We are also the home of the Edmonton chapter of The 3.7% Initiative, a national program to develop artistic leadership skills for ethnically diverse women and non-binary people.

Equity Diversity Inclusion Justice Statement: Concrete Theatre Society is proud to call amiskwac√ģw√Ęskahikan (Edmonton) and Treaty 6 territory our home. We acknowledge and uphold the past, present and future Indigenous stewards of this land, and our responsibilities to this peace and friendship treaty. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on. 

Through our work, and in the spaces we hold, lead and share, we strive to create an environment and a culture that welcomes all people. To do that, Concrete Theatre prioritizes practices, processes and structures in our organization that enable a safe, inclusive, inviting and welcoming space for everyone and all bodies.  In order to build and sustain an equitable culture, we continue to actively search out stories, artists and audience engagement that reflect our values of relevance, diversity, excellence and inclusion.

See our action items here:

35//50 Initiative Statement

Our response to the call to action from the 35//50 Initiative YEG

Employment Statistics 2015-2019

Our gender and cultural heritage make-up

Workplace Safety Policy: Concrete Theatre is committed to creating and maintaining a safe workplace for all of our artists and employees. Read our policy here.

Not in OUR Space! is a national anti-harassment and respectful workplace program working with engagers across disciplines, developed by Canadian Actor’s Equity Association. It seeks to ensure safe working conditions for all professionals working in live performance across the country.

Equity is committed to the pursuit of safe and respectful workspaces for all artists working under its contracts and will not tolerate nor condone unprofessional or inappropriate member behaviour, such as: abuse of power, bullying, discrimination, harassment or sexual harassment, reprisal or violence. Concrete Theatre is proud to support this initiative in our rehearsal spaces.

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