Vancouver Theatres & Auditoriums
The New Revue Stage is situated on Granville Island and is an intimate 200-seat theatre with a full bar, reception area and box office services. Formerly used by the Vancouver TheatreSports League, the theatre now regularly hosts shows by the Arts Club Theatre Company, as well as being available for rental. Located at the northeast end of the Public Market building, across from the larger Granville Island Stage.
Located on Granville Island, Performance Works is a multifunctional, flexible black box theatre space featuring some of Vancouver's most exciting performance events and productions.
This multi-media venue was built in 1938 and fully-restored to accommodate for state-of-the-art audio-visuals and stage performances. Independent cinema, first-run feature films and concerts are hosted.
Since 1995, the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts has not only been a premier entertainment facility for Vancouver but is also considered one of the downtown's key state-of-the-art buildings, designed by architect Moshe Safdie. The centre, formerly named the Ford Centre for Performing Arts, features a variety of productions and artists.
Concerts are presented throughout the year by students of the UBC School of Music. Inquire locally for further information and concert times.
The Improv Centre is a new theatre space on Granville Island that is home to the Vancouver TheatreSports League. In addition to regular improv shows, the theatre hosts a teen summer camp, late night mixers, workshops and more. Situated at the entrance of Granville Island, across from the Kids Only Market.
A prominent performance venue since 1941, this historic art-deco theater showcases an array of live events, ranging from local musicians to headlining concerts to comedic acts.
Located next to the Kids Market on Granville Island, this 240-seat performance venue hosts a variety of local theatre companies.
Granville Island Stage is a theatre on Granville Island that is presently the home of the Arts Club Theatre Company. The venue features a 450-seat auditorium, reception area with views of False Creek, a box office and bar, full fly system and loading bay. Also available for rental.
The Firehall Arts Centre was built in 1906, and originally functioned as Vancouver's No. 1 Firehall. The center features more than 300 performances annually, including theatre, contemporary dance and a variety of other productions.
Adjacent to BC Place and GM Place Stadiums, the Plaza of Nations features over 140, 000 sq. ft of indoor/outdoor exhibit and performance space.
Malkin Bowl is an outdoor theatre in Vancouver's Stanley Park that regularly hosts the summer Theatre Under the Stars series, as well as a full schedule of live music acts. The bowl is situated opposite the Stanley Park Pavilion.
When this theatre opened in 1927, the Orpheum was the biggest and most lavish vaudeville theatre and opera house on the west coast. It has been totally restored to its original splendour and is now the home base of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, many high-profile concert acts perform at the Orpheum. Tours of the theatre are available. A highlight is the last surviving Wurlitzer organ in Canada.