Sissy Fit: A Queer Cabaret

Wed June 24 - Thu June 25, 2020
Sissy Fit: A Queer Cabaret

Arts Commons Presents
Sissy Fit: A Queer Cabaret

Curated and Hosted by Brett Dahl

Engineered Air Theatre
Doors at 6:30pm
Theatre opens at 7:00pm
Performance at 8:00pm 

This is a FREE event & each attendee must RSVP.

If you are unable to attend, please let us know by calling the box office at 403-294-9494 or by emailing so that we may release your FREE ticket to other patrons.

SISSY FIT /ˈsɪs.iˌ fɪt/ noun: a sudden outburst of uncontrolled queerness. A queer battle cry. Used in a sentence: They exploded into an extraordinary Sissy Fit when the UCP was voted into legislature. 

Attention: THE FUTURE IS QUEER! This June Arts Commons invites you to Sissy Fit: A Queer Cabaret, honouring the future of Pride and the power of Queer Imagination. Join Sissy and their band of wickedly queer companions in an all-inclusive celebration of radical performances - all in the name of harnessing the diversity, depth, and wild power of being queer, being queer in Alberta, and being queer in the queerest queer future imaginable. 

This event is best suited for people 16 years and older. 

Curated and hosted by Brett Dahl; featuring a collection of some of Calgary’s wildest queer performers. More details soon. 

This performance is approx. 90-minutes in duration with one 15-minute intermission 

This venue IS wheelchair accessible.

Gender neutral accessible washrooms are available in this venue. Gender specific accessible washrooms are available by speaking with our Front of House Staff.

Arts Commons recognizes that we are situated on Treaty 7 Territory, and that this land has been stewarded since time immemorial by the people of the Treaty 7 region: the Blackfoot Confederacy, comprised of the Piikani, Kainai, and Siksika First Nations; the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations; and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. These lands are also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

This space is accepting of all-types of difference, and all attendees have a right to feel safe at Arts Commons regardless of age, ancestry, colour, family status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental disability, physical disability, place of origin, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or source of income (Alberta Human Rights Act). To this end, Arts Commons will not tolerate abusive or discriminatory behaviour, please know that such behaviour is grounds for removal from the event. If you experience or witness abusive or discriminatory behaviour please speak with a member of staff.

We regret that an audio description, or audio-enhanced / subtitles are not available for this performance. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or comments: Joshua Dalledonne, Producing & Engagement Associate, Arts Commons: 

Please do not hesitate to call our box office with any questions or concerns regarding ticketing or accessibility: 403-294-9494.

To make planning your trip a bit easier, the most convenient parking can be found in the Arts Commons Parkade or across the street in the City Hall Parkade (attached by a +15 with an elevator). Arts Commons is also easily accessible by Calgary Transit (the C-Train is a block away) and the Centre City Cycle Track Network (there are bike racks out front of each entrance on 8th Ave SE). If you are using Access Calgary, the best location for drop-off / pick-up is on 8th Ave SE between MacLeod Trail and 1st Street SE in front of ‘Centre Court’ immediately across from Olympic Plaza.


Ideal for: Performances, presentations, lectures, weddings
Capacity: 185 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Cocktail reception  80 - dinner
Stage: Stage measures 11’ deep x 34’ wide 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: customizable theatre lighting, standard room set-up, private lobby, event planning support 

Completed in 1994 the Engineered Air Theatre carries on the tradition of having a theatre located in its exact location for over 100 years, even incorporating rescued decorative elements from the old Empress Theatre into both its theatre and lobby design. In the summer of 2016, the Engineered Air had a face lift with the comfier chairs and updated décor.