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 currently hard at work planning a new home for this unique Winnipeg institution, and we look to build and re-open in a new location soon! 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.

In the meantime, we continue to help run CaRaVaN Open Mic & Open Stage, a long-running open mic that takes place every Monday night at 7:00 PM. From May to September, CaRaVaN takes over the Cube stage in Old Market Square. For the colder months, CaRaVaN will be alternating between both Wee Johnny’s Irish Pub (177 McDermot Ave.) and Forth (171 McDermot Ave.) — if you come to one location and we’re not there, head next door and we will be! For more information on CaRaVaN, email Paul Little at or visit the Facebook group.

You may also occasionally find Purple Room-presented events and stages throughout the city, including the Manitoba Night Market & Festival and at Red Door Studios (72 Princess St.).