“The Cultch is a gathering place. It’s a space where everything is possible.”

– Heather Redfern, Executive Director

“The Cultch is a company that really opens its doors to the community”

– Corey Payette, Artistic Director

“The Cultch, since 1973, has been a facilitator and presenter of consistently excellent, local, and visiting performances… [it] is recognized for its community leadership that models inclusivity and centres diversity as a lived value.”

– City of Vancouver

Our Story

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Jessie Richardson Theatre Award’s Vancouver NOW Representation, Inclusion Award for Deliberate curation and programming of productions that show the city we live in onstage

As Vancouver’s most diverse and innovative arts and cultural hub, The Cultch has created meaningful, impactful connections across communities for nearly 50 years.

As a presenting theatre, we curate unique, intimate, and diverse performances from Vancouver, Canada, and across the globe — offering dynamic contemporary programming in theatre, dance, music, circus, and visual arts.

We host vibrant gatherings and lively conversations around the issues, topics, and ideas that are presented in our shows.

We remove barriers to access by providing ASL Interpretation performances and free tickets to those for whom cost is prohibitive.

We are connectors, facilitators, culture changers, and we are committed to providing the highest level of service and care we can offer.

We activate this work in our three theatres—the Historic, the Vancity Culture Lab, and the York—a gallery, and various multi-use spaces in the heart of East Vancouver, as well as our RE/PLAY digital presentations that reach international audiences.

We welcome everyone who loves live performance into our spaces and invite them to make The Cultch their home.