York Theatre

639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 2W2 [Map Link]

Rescued from demolition and fully restored, this 100-year-old historical jewel is The Cultch’s newest venue. The York runs primarily as a rental venue, accessible to artists and community groups. The York’s restoration, when combined with The Cultch’s Historic Theatre, Vancity Culture Lab, and restaurants, studios and other amenities on Commercial Drive, has solidified the area as a major cultural district.

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York Theatre Shows

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A Cultch Presentation

May 2016 sees the release of Veda Hille's 20th album, Love Waves. Written in Berlin and recorded in East Van with John Collins of the New Pornographers, Love Waves is kind of a love letter to Bowie and Eno, but with a healthy dose of Rilke and the Carpenters thrown in. Or something like that! MORE

May 28, 2016

Love Waves: Veda Hille

Music

York Theatre

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The mostly true story of an 18 year old girl who tries to smuggle herself and a million bucks into the U.S. during the 70s MORE

Jun 5, 2016

Jamaica Farewell The Play

Theatre

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

New season! New adventure! With 20 shows to choose from, The Cultch's 16/17 season guarantees explosively entertaining theatre, dance, and music. MORE

Dance + Music + Theatre

Brittania Skating Rink, Culture Lab, Historic Theatre, York Theatre

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"Fairy Tale Stew" a musical performance featuring children from Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools age between 4 and 14 years MORE

Jun 10 & 11, 2016

Fairy Tale Stew

Theatre

York Theatre

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A year end presentation representing quality dancing and performance in tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, and stage with children of all ages! MORE

Jun 19, 2016

Under The Big Top

Dance

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

The creative team behind storytelling juggernaut The Moth join forces with acclaimed raconteur Edgar Oliver to present the mesmerizing, hilarious, and heartbreaking tale of Oliver and his sister Helen’s strange childhood in Savannah, and their mother’s struggle with madness. MORE

Sept 29 - Oct 8, 2016

Helen & Edgar

Drama + Theatre

York Theatre

Piya Behrupiya
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A Cultch Presentation

Commissioned by London’s Globe Theatre Festival, The Company Theatre, one of Mumbai's most innovative theatre groups, created a Bollywood-meets-Shakespeare musical adaptation of Twelfth Night. A runaway success, the contagiously joyful Piya Behrupiya has since performed nearly 100 shows across India and around the world. MORE

Oct 11 – 22, 2016

Piya Behrupiya (Twelfth Night)

Dance + International + Music + Theatre

York Theatre

The Pianist: A Concert Catastrophe
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A Cultch Presentation

Classical clowning mixed with contemporary circus produces a catastrophic comedy centered on, in, under, and around the grand piano. At the peak of high society entertainment sits The Pianist. Impeccable, he glides through life without a foot out of step. He is, in a word: perfection. Or at least that’s what he thinks… MORE

Oct 25 – Nov 5, 2016

The Pianist: A Concert Catastrophe

Comedy + International + Theatre

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Here she comes! Little Red Riding Hood is bombing down the Adanac bike trail to deliver a basket of goodies to her sweet little granny. Easy right? Not in An East Van Panto where everything gets real whacky, real fast! Cheer Little Red along as she battles everything from bike thieves to distracted drivers to The Big Bad Wolf. And what the heck are Three Little Pigs doing here?! MORE

Nov 25, 2016 – Dec 31, 2016

East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood

Comedy + Family + Music + Theatre

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

A candid look inside Vancouver’s most iconic eatery: home of raucous service, celebrity sightings, and hearts of gold. Dave Deveau (My Funny Valentine) and Anton Lipovetsky (Broken Sex Doll) sink their teeth into the whimsy and heart of real life café owners Patrice and Bryan and explore how we age together in a Technicolor world. MORE

Feb 28 – Mar 12, 2017

Elbow Room Café: The Musical

Comedy + Music + Theatre

York Theatre

Mump & Smoot
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A Cultch Presentation

The famed Canadian clown duo return to The Cultch with a new work that will take Vancouver audiences yet again into the giddy, scary world of pure imagination. In their twisted netherworld, Mump and Smoot are confronted by a myriad of nightmarish obstacles that present themselves at every turn. MORE

Apr 26  – May 7, 2017

Mump and Smoot in Anything

Comedy + Theatre

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

In this powerful musical, the children of an Oji-Cree family are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. This is a story of redemption: for a mother who was never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, who never knew she came. Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating resilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit. MORE

May 16 – Jun 3, 2017

Children of God

Drama + Music + Theatre

York Theatre