Pants on Fire at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival

Tickets to Pants on Fire at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival – featuring guest contestants Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall, Mikey Dubs, Chloe Radcliffe, and Outside Joke’s Jane Testar – are available now at

While the Purple Room is currently without a brick-and-mortar location, we’re once again very busy producing and presenting events at various venues all across the city!

Sonic Spotlight - Thursdays at 8 at Wee Johnny's

Every single Thursday night, our SONIC SPOTLIGHT series brings new music to Wee Johnny’s Irish Pub (177 McDermot Ave.).

Pants on Fire

Once a month at Wee Johnny’s, we co-produce PANTS ON FIRE, a comedy game show pitting teams of comedians against each other in a battle of truth and deception.

CaRaVaN Open Mic and Open Stage

We help run CaRaVaN OPEN MIC + OPEN STAGE, a long-running “anything goes” open mic that takes place every Monday night at 7:00 PM. For the colder months, CaRaVaN is at Wee Johnny’s most Mondays, with things moving next door to Forth (171 McDermot Ave.) for the 3rd Monday of every month. Mid-May through mid-September, we bring things out to the Cube stage at Old Market Square! For more information on CaRaVaN, visit the Facebook group.

You may also occasionally find Purple Room-presented events and stages throughout the city, including the Manitoba Night Market & Festival at Assiniboia Downs.

After 2 and a half years operating out of the back of Frame Arts Warehouse, the Purple Room shut its doors in August 2015. However, a great team of people connected to the local arts community is still hard at work planning a new home for this unique Winnipeg institution! For more information on where we’ve been and where we’re headed, visit our ABOUT page. To help contribute to what we’re building — and get some really cool perks along the way — check out our CAMPAIGN page.