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The Granville Island Cultural Society promotes performing arts and provides a platform to nouveau and gifted artists and as a part of this mission it patronizes diverse art-forms and theaters. Performance Works is one of the theaters managed by the society that hosts amazing shows and events. Formerly an old machine shop, it was converted and remodeled to serve as a rehearsal and performing space. The place is always buzzing with activities and the calendar of Performance Works has an interesting line-up of plays and other events. To check availability of tickets and other information, please call ahead or check website.
For 29 seasons Pacific Theatre has regaled audiences with their 117 productions featuring established as well as original acts. Some of their shows have featured well known local theater artists and international ones too. Promoting theater that explores the spiritual side, their shows have always had powerful, thought provoking performances, spectacular designs and interesting stories. Nestled in the notable Chalmer's Heritage Building, this 128 seat theater is perhaps one of Vancouver's only theater companies which produces an entire season in its own stage.
Initially opened in 1931 as a vaudeville and movie house, this Art Deco establishment is now under the management of the Arts Club Theatre. It is another testament to Vancouver's current cultural rejuvenation. The historic landmark seats 650 and is currently home to musicals, theater productions and comedies. The venue now has full bar service and is within walking distance to pre-theater and post-theater dining. There is ample parking in the surrounding residential streets. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
The Waterfront Theater has been entertaining the Granville Island Community since 1979. The 224 seat theater is a favorite venue for hosting various kinds of exhibitions and art shows. The Arts Umbrella, holds its annual exhibition at this venue. The theater has convenient seating arrangement, so that the performers are close to the audience, which adds to the overall experience. Check website or call for details regarding upcoming events.
Situated in the small Granville Island, the Granville Island Stage is a theater owned by the Arts Club Theatre Company. A large theater, it has been operational since a long time. Several well known plays and artists have performed here. Theater lovers will enjoy the vast array of entertainment held at this venue. The comfortable seats, excellent facilities draw crowds to this magnificent place. The theater is also rented for various events. Come by and catch a stellar performance by famous theater personalities here.
Bored and frustrated with your daily dose of heavy workload and chaotic lifestyle? Drop-in at the New Revue Stage and your mood will change in an instant. It is the main-stage for Vancouver TheatreSports League and showcases world-class comedy shows and international artists. Celebrities, TV personalities like Nancy Robertson, Ellie Harvie and Colin Mochrie have graced its stage. Known for its innovative and daring themes the New Revue Stage continues to top the audiences favorite list. Stand-up comedy, parodies and much more entertaining events fill-up the calendar throughout the year. Smart performers coupled with audience volunteering and impulsive participation provides for a complete fun-filled evening.
Located on the scenic Granville Island and in the Vancouver TheatreSports League, the Improv Centre is the place to go to for some comic relief. You can enjoy the comical theatrics or musicals of new and well known actors from Wednesday to Saturday. Their witty liners and talent will want you to come back for more. The shows are always creative and full of punch and changes throughout the year giving you a variety to choose from.
Orpheum Theatre was built in 1927 and restored in 1976 to its former glory. Originally opened as a vaudeville house, it is now a beautiful, much-loved city landmark. Located in the entertainment district Downtown, it is the perfect venue for a glamorous night out on the town, offering a variety of concerts, musicals and ceremonies as well as being the home of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre is a grand venue built by the city in 1959. Today, the Vancouver Opera and provincial ballet have made the theater their home. Performances include opera, ballet, musicals, plays, concerts, telethons and ceremonies. Patrons complement the grand atmosphere with more formal dress, so remember to don your dapper best. An art gallery and restaurant are also on site. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
Rickshaw Theatre has become one of premium music venues of Vancouver. Well-equipped with all the audio visual equipments, this space is ideal for conducting theatrical performances and music concerts. Inviting known and unknown bands and artists for performances, Rickshaw Theatre is an ideal place to watch an evening music concert or an enchanting play with family and friends.