theatre architecture competition

11th OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition at World Stage Design 2022

Submission: April 30, 2022
Registration: April 30, 2022
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


The challenge of the competition is to design an adaptable outdoor performance space for a beautiful site at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, 100km to the west of Calgary.

This is an ideas competition and there is no intention to build the winning entry but prize winners will have the opportunity to visit and participate in the World Stage Design event in Calgary. Collaborations between architects and other theatre practitioners such as directors, designers, technicians, actors, dancers, musicians, or students of those fields will be welcomed.


Competition entries may only be submitted electronically and every entry shall compromise an electronic copy of the following:
a. A single panel at AO size (841 x1189 mm) in vertical (portrait) format, submitted in pdf format at 300 dpi resolution. The document will be identified by the six figure code (e.g. 123456.pdf)
b. A short written description of the project, the performance(s) to be staged and an explanation of the design concept (maximum 200 words). The text will be incorporated on the panels but will also be submitted separately on the entry form.
c. A short video file illustrating the proposal. The file will be identified by the same six figure code used on the drawing (e.g. 123456/video.mov)


The prize money will be awarded to winning entries as follows:

  • first prize $5,000 USD
  • second prize $2,500 USD
  • third prize $1,000 USD3 additional prizes $500 USD each

>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<