October 5, 2022

Ticket prices

$20

Wordfest’s Imaginairium – An Evening with Ben Macintyre

At the DJD Dance Centre

Yes, that Ben Macintyre. The international best-selling author of The Spy and the TraitorOperation Mincemeat, and A Spy Among Friends. “There is nobody to beat Ben Macintyre for a knowledge of espionage,” according to Alexander McCall Smith. “Macintyre at once exalts and subverts the myths of spycraft, and has a keen eye for absurdity,” states Malcolm Gladwell.

We’re rolling out the Wordfest red carpet for the dryly humorous columnist and Associate Editor for The Times on his first Canadian tour, relishing the opportunity to learn more about Macintyre’s new must-read: Prisoners of the Castle, the definitive and surprising true story about the Allied POWs of Colditz Castle. Oh, and Kim Philby, Agent Sonya, the SAS’s rogue heroes, Ian Fleming, and John Le Carré.

This 75-minute conversation, hosted by CBC Radio’s Jennifer Keene, includes an audience Q&A and book signing.

This event is part of Wordfest’s Imaginairium festival, Sept. 29 – Oct. 6, 2022. Connect with 60+ of the world’s most generous writers, thinkers, activators and inspirers, gathered just for you in Calgary, Canada. For more info: wordfest.com

Parking at DJD

The DJD Dance Centre parkade offers FREE underground parking Monday to Friday after 5PM and on Saturdays and Sundays. The parkade is free to valid ticket holders and students. Please note a code is needed to enter the parkade. (you will receive a code for the parkade 24 hours before the performance you are attending or with your class purchase). You can access the DJD parkade off Centre Street (at the back of the Kahanoff Centre).

Please note:  There is a 6 foot maximum height restriction for our underground parking.

Additional parking

Two large paid-public parking lots are located at the South and East sides of the building. Two-hour meter street parking is available on Center Street SE, between 12 and 13 Avenue SE. Two disabled parking spaces are available on the south side of the building.