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Best Entertainment Place

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Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre

8115 Franklin Avenue, 780-791-4990

PHOTO: Keyano Theatre Company

The Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre is a place of self-expression and creativity. It’s a special somewhere that unites actors and audience together as they escape on a theatrical journey of storytelling.

The theatre has been showcasing local productions for the Fort McMurray community since 1980. It all started with a trial production with the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Come August, West Side Story, directed by Dick Mells, was the first official play produced on Keyano’s stage.

Progressing during a time Fort McMurray still held a ‘Boomtown’ nickname, the theatre put the local arts community on the map as it attracted new talents who have turned into the city’s finest performers. With thousands of local volunteers taking part in a variety of tasks, over 180 plays have been produced in the past four decades.

Fast-forward through 40 seasons of beloved acts, the award-winning theatre is one of Fort McMurray’s favourite entertainment landmarks.


Dawn Booth is a local journalist and business owner of the communication service, Media Booth. Residing in Fort McMurray since 2007, Booth has been actively working in the Wood Buffalo region as a media and marketing expert. From her arrival to the city, until November 2010, she worked as the Special Features Editor at the Fort McMurray Today. In April 2011, she co-launched snapd Wood Buffalo and managed the publication for three years, until June 2014. In March 2014, she created Media Booth and is currently working with a wide-variety of clients in the business and nonprofit sectors throughout Alberta. Her passion for volunteering in the community has given her two civic awards from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. She has also received the title for the Fort McMurray Connect's Top 40 Under 40 and is one of Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta's 2014-2015 Women of Inspiration. A happy wife and loving mother to two young boys and a baby girl, Booth can be found easily at