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
Offering dynamic contemporary programming in theatre, dance, music, circus, and visual arts, The Cultch brings world-class cultural presentations to our community in East Vancouver.
Our purpose is to provide a performance space for diverse audiences, serve as a hub for artistic experimentation, develop local companies, and present cutting-edge national and international work.
For over 46 years, we have presented cutting edge professional performances as well as produced outstanding community arts and educational initiatives for children, youth, and their families. More than 250 presentations each season are seen by well over 50,000 people. As a presenting theatre, we curate unique, intimate, and diverse performances from Vancouver, Canada, and across the globe.
We operate three theatres, a gallery, and various multi-use spaces in the heart of East Vancouver. The Historic Theatre and Vancity Culture Lab are housed in a renovated church, constructed in 1909. The York Theatre started its life as The Alcazar Theatre in 1913. After being rescued from the wrecking ball in 2013, it was renovated to become The Cultch’s third theatre space.