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“Love the Jube, hate the parking.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Ranked #50 of 292 things to do in Calgary
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Banff National Park, Canada
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78 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Love the Jube, hate the parking.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

The Jube , as it is lovingly called, offers Calgarians a grand experience, excellent acoustics and the opportunity to soak in the shared joy of hundreds of fellow like minded people. However as much as we love every single event we have attended at the Jube, we always take several moments before purchasing tickets to consider "the parking problem". Often we just abandon the whole idea. Do we want to arrange our whole evening/ day around arriving an hour or more early to get parking? We feel an evening or matinee at the Jube requires a nice meal to round out the special event but where can we eat nearby that is quick enough to accommodate the tight timeline after work? Which restaurants can make a quick but still enjoyable meal in under an hour? Maybe we should eat at nearby Northill Mall and walk over to the Jube? But what if we get a ticket for leaving our car there? Maybe we should just find a restaurant near the LRT and take the train? But where do we leave the car(s) when parking is scarce in those areas too???

?...... Let's just forget the whole thing and find a show somewhere else....?!

I'm not sure why parking is such an issue at the Jube. There seems to be ample parking available for everyone, but the system for getting into the place is sooo inefficient!! Last year we made the mistake of leaving the parking process too late -45 min before the show- and then crawled along in the lineup to the parkade for an hour, arriving late to our show and annoying everyone in the process. This year we found the sweet spot - meet for Vietnamese at Y2K on Crowchild (ok but speedy) at 530 (a rush after work for most in our party), arrive 70 min early at Jube so we could park quickly, walk to Jube from the parkade, and finally enjoy a glass of wine before the show. The show was great but the process to get there was not.

Visited December 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great concert facilities”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

I have seen some amazing entertainment there. The sound quality is excellent. Parking can be a problem, but the C-Train stops on the grounds and I would suggest you take it. You will get home faster than waiting for traffic to clear. Seating is good with even the worst seats giving you a decent view

Visited July 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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105 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Stately and Worthy still!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

I always enjoy time at the Jubilee for a variety of events, particularly Musicals.
It is also well used for special performances, school shows, concert band events.
The view has been incredible since opening day!
I still feel the "classy~ness" of this old building.
I was there with my high school opening week, and I have a special love for the place.

Visited June 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Acoustics!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

A great venue for a concert or musical. The acoustics are fantastic. Most of the seats have a good view, but if you get seats in the second balcony, do bring binoculars. Intermission snacks are very pricy. And the line-ups for the women's washroom are long.

Visited June 2013
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canada
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fantastic venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We just saw Joe Satriani last night at the Jube. Awesome acoustics, comfortable seats, pristine glassware, great view out offend windows on the second floor.

Visited October 2013
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