Inside Out is a disability theatre company in sunny Calgary, Alberta, committed to championing artists with disabilities and insisting on their place at the cultural table. Creating original works by artists with disabilities and their allies that are infused with humour and debate, Inside Out creations call audiences to go past their first impressions and take in the rich inner lives of our performers.


MOST IMAGINARY WORLDS (premiering May 2019)

The point of view ensemble

Directed by Col Cseke

Amazing worlds, not from the regions of outer space, but coming to us right from a sparkling, vibrant universe of imaginations of Calgary children with disabilities. Created by Inside Out’s resident ensemble, Most Imaginary Worlds imaginatively presents stories of hope, gems of hilarity, battles with equality, and triumphs of the human spirit. Most Imaginary Worlds dramatizes the Social Model of Disability, which says that “disability” is caused by the way society is organized rather than by a person’s impairment of difference, and how to remove these barriers. By imagining with young collaborators worlds free of these barriers, we can create on stage worlds and stories built for their happiness and designed for their success.

For young audiences | Available Spring 2020

NIITSIPOWSIIN (in development)

Conceived by Justin Many Fingers

A vivid interdisciplinary exploration through the living history and cultural significance of Blackfoot Sign Language. Led by Justin Many Fingers, a multi-Nation team of performing and visual artists are imagining how to evoke this crucial and beautiful language on stage.


Through its Good Host Program, Inside Out works with other presenters to improve theatre’s accessibility for audience members and to ensure their equity and dignity in attending performing arts. Inside Out opens up the theatre going experience by facilitating a full spectrum of accessible performances like ASL Interpreted nights, Audio Described plays, and Relaxed Performances. Uniquely, through its work with multiple presenting partners in Calgary, it offers a year-round accessible season for local audiences.

More about: Good Host Program


The Inside Out Theatre team is available to provide consulting services on developing accessibility programs to presenters and to speak about its innovative work.


Companies on the magpie exchange roster have partnered with Inside Out to create accessible performances for some productions. Accessible performance options may be available for these productions on tour. Inquire with