Whether you are planning an event for 20 or 200 people, the Esplanade has a room that will fit your needs.


The Esplanade Main Stage Theatre
The 700-seat Esplanade Main Stage Theatre offers classic surroundings for weddings, conferences, major presentations and performances. It boasts superior theatre technology including an orchestra pit and a full fly tower as well as striking interior design complete with balcony and loge seating. Two large dressing rooms are outfitted with illuminated mirrors and full accessible showers.

Esplanade Studio Theatre
The black-box-style Esplanade Studio Theatre is perfectly suited to intimate gatherings like jazz cafés, preview parties, speaker presentations, rehearsals and one-act plays. Ready to welcome up to 140 guests, it offers an amazing array of stage, lighting and seating configurations and media capabilities.

Cutbanks Room
The Cutbanks Room boasts an impressive sectional board table that can be rearranged or removed as desired. Its two sets of double doors open onto the comfortably furnished second-floor lobby.

Discovery Centre
The Esplanade Discovery Centre is equipped with awesome surfaces and seats, supplies and, on most days, sunlight. Everything is movable and adjustable for maximum function and comfort. And yes, it’s all washable but you just leave those details to us. A perfect venue for the creative crowd.

Main Lobby and Second Floor Lobby
The open lobbies on the main floor and second floor are great spaces for after-hours dinners, product launches, auctions and media conferences. The spiral staircase at the top makes a gorgeous location for photo shoots and a stunning descent for models and brides.

A food-and-beverage service station in the main lobby can serve as a pop-up bar and the café area can accommodate caterers at special events. There is a generous coat check closet on the second-floor just off the lobby to offer extra room for guests’ belongings.

Ewart Duggan House
The historic Ewart-Duggan House, built in 1887, will lend genuine charm to small meetings, receptions and workshops.  The restored Victorian two-storey brick home stands in the northeast corner of the Esplanade grounds. It has a modern, fully-accessible kitchen but guests must walk to the second storey to access the restroom.

Rooftop Terrace
The Terrace, located on the roof of the Esplanade, is wired for sound and light, furnished with tables, chairs and can accommodate nearly 200 people. A fabulous place for sunny receptions, twilight dances and other outdoor events.

Alcohol may be served at private events at the Esplanade provided the appropriate permits and insurance documents are submitted to the facilities coordinator in compliance with the City of Medicine Hat Alcohol Management Policy No. 0310 and the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Act. Candles and open flames are not permitted in the Esplanade. Smoking is not permitted. Fresh flowers are permitted on the day of the event.


Contact the Facility Bookings Coordinator for more information