Green Fools Theatre is an inspired company in the heart of Calgary.

Since 1991, we have been creating, performing and teaching innovative puppetry, mask, clown, stilts and circus arts.

Our productions have garnered multiple nominations and awards, critical and audience acclaim and have toured internationally.

We are renowned for our hand crafted stilt walking mask characters, shows, events and physical theatre workshops.

We are Western Canada’s leaders in Social Circus, a global movement that engages circus arts with youth at risk, and our programs are officially endorsed by Cirque du Soleil.


Green Fools 2016- 2017

“The Green Fools intensive was an incredible experience. The variety of exercises and techniques expanded my physical capabilities, and gave me the courage to make bold choices as an artist.” – J.L. Reed MFA

GREEN FOOLS Physical Theatre Intensive for emerging and advanced Performers

JUNE 12 – 16, 2017 6PM- 10PM @ West Village Theatre 2007 10 Avenue SW $200 The Masked Body & The Physical Character Mask, Mime, Clown, and Circus Skills All experience levels welcome. Give us a call to see if the intensive is right for you. 403-237-9010



Green Fools offers a variety of workshops, including:

  • Social Circus Programs
  • Physical Theatre Workshops in Schools
  • Circus Workshops in Communities


Each new theatre show is hand crafted, original and collaboratively created. Each work takes two years to develop and employs many artists.


Gustavo the Impossibilist attempts feats of unrealized stupidity for your pleasure and amazement.

A skilled clown and expert at turning the unexpected into hilarity, Gustavo will bring the house down.

Over 25 years foolin’ around!

Green Fools wants to engage and delight our audiences- but we want more.

We want to have a profound effect on people, to say something meaningful, to make a difference.

We exist to support and inspire artists, audiences and participants to grow and evolve, to bring together diverse ideas and perspectives that nurture individuals and communities alike all while advancing physical theatre as an art form.