Since 1973 the Cultch has been providing Vancouver with quality contemporary productions in the arts. The theater was actually originally a Methodist church, long since converted into the venue that it is known and loved. The Cultch also provides art programs for youth and hosts an annual youth arts festival. See website for more details.
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.
Located on the PNE Grounds, this long-standing racecourse overlooks the North Shore Mountains and the city's busy port harbor. It has year-round live and simulcast thoroughbred racing and a variety of restaurants, lounges and grandstands for avid and newbie racing fans. The racecourse has been a Vancouver institution for decades. For a meal, choose between Jerome's Sports Bar or the Terrace; which has a view of the home stretch.
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.
Locally also known as "The Cable Box" and "The Phone Booth", Rogers Arena is downtown's modern entertainment complex. The arena boasts the latest technology and great lines of sight from all seats. It is also home to the NHL's Vancouver Canucks. There are family restaurants, cappuccino bars, Mexican burrito stands, pizza parlors, popcorn and pop kiosks and a beer garden. For fine dining, there's the Club Lounge, the five-star BC Club and the Spirit Club Tap and Grill. It is also a premium venue for sports and entertainment in Vancouver.
Fox Cabaret is an upscale live music venue located in Vancouver. Inaugurated in 2013, the venue has a dance floor and plays some great music. The venue is available for private events as well. They are a popular venue for festivals and has played host to some popular names like Fast Times and Barbara Adler.