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Madness at The Esplanade

The Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre celebrates Midnight Madness on Thursday, Nov. 25 with a free craft workshop for kids, free admission to the galleries, guided tours, free hot chocolate, door prizes, a discount in the Gift Shop, Medicine Hat Musical Theatre is on the main stage with Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as The Clowns are in Town!, a free event put on by the Historical Society of Medicine Hat and District.

Free Admission to the Galleries Until 10:00 p.m.

Wander through the galleries for free during Midnight Madness or enjoy a guided tour from 6:30 p.m., exhibitions including:

  • The Grand Old 76 – A photo and document exhibit about the 76 ranching company
  • Edward Burtynsky: Making & Breaking – Dramatic photographs of the Alberta Oil Sands and other locales
  • Medicine Hat Photography Club: Human Landscape – Photographs from local artists exploring our place in our environment

Gingerbread Folks Workshop

Discovery Centre – 6 p.m., 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.
The Esplanade Education Program will run a workshop making gingerbread-themed ornaments or cards in the Discovery Centre at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. All materials are supplied and participants may take home what they make. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Esplanade Café is offering free hot chocolate while supplies last and a 10% discount while shopping in the Gift Shop. Both the Gift Shop and Box Office are open until 10 p.m.

The Clowns are in Town!
Studio Theatre – 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Historical Society of Medicine Hat and District bring you this event in the Esplanade Studio Theatre about the history of clowning in Medicine Hat, featuring Penny Jackson aka Gummee. This event is free and everyone is welcome.

Jesus Christ Superstar
Main Theatre – 8 p.m.
Medicine Hat Musical Theatre is back for a new year with their adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar. This show illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. Medicine Hat Musical Theatre is on the main stage at the Esplanade with tickets still available at the Esplanade and Mall box offices or online at

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