Located on the campus of Mount Royal University, the versatile Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts is a world-class facility dedicated to meeting the needs of the community. From international icons to up-and-coming talent, the TCPA truly showcases the best the arts has to offer.
The Bella Concert Hall is the heart of the facility, providing state-of-the-arts acoustics in an architecturally stunning environment. And we are proud to be the home of Mount Royal Conservatory, which has played a pivotal role in Calgary performing arts scene since 1911. The Conservatory inspires more than 10,000 registrants annually through a variety of programming, concerts and events.
Giving a nod to MRU’s heritage, the Taylor Centre has been designed to resemble a barn — the school’s original building was nicknamed “The Barn” by staff and students. Aged metal, grey silt and copper mark the centre’s exterior, while skylights and glass walls flood the interior with natural light. Adding to the warm, inviting atmosphere are the cherry-wood walls throughout the inside of the building. The breathtaking building is designed to LEED Gold specifications.
The TCPA is the recipient of the City of Calgary’s Award for Accessibility. The 95,000-square-foot building features accessible seating in all our performance spaces. Assistive listening devices are available for the Bella Concert Hall and TransAlta Pavilion.
In addition to its memorable public areas, the multifunctional TCPA features instructional spaces for private lessons, rehearsal halls for ensembles of all sizes and a dedicated wing for the Conservatory's Early Childhood music programs.
Taylor Centre in the news
Canadian jazz legend PJ Perry at peace as he gets set to perform classic Charlie Parker with Strings
The YYSCENE, Feb. 10, 2018
Celebrating Chinese New Year in Calgary with traditional and contemporary music
The YYSCENE, Feb. 10, 2018
A cappella kings The Heebee-jeebees get their holly jolly on with annual Christmas concert
The YYSCENE, Dec. 8, 2017
Randy Bachman, Quartetto Gelato among acts performing during MRU’s winter Taylor Centre concert season
The YYSCENE, Dec. 6, 2017
Sunday afternoon Guitar Showcase will highlight MRU Conservatory’s greatest resource — its instructors
The YYSCENE, Oct. 21, 2017
DeLong: Luminous Voices clearly up for a vocal challenge
Calgary Herald, Oct. 16, 2017
Feist forward: For Calgary artist, the songs never remain the same
Calgary Herald, Sept. 27, 2017
Feist, Tanya Tagaq among acts featured in MRU's Taylor Centre fall concert season
The YYSCENE, Sept. 18, 2017
Feist adds third Calgary show
Metro Calgary, July 31, 2017
Concert Choreography: When Musicians Get Up and Move
New York Times, July 28, 2017
Feist to play Calgary's Bella Concert Hall Sept. 28, 29
Calgary Herald, July 10, 2017
Feist brings her tour to Calgary for a pair of hometown September shows
The YYSCENE, July 10, 2017