CONTEST: Win a night at the theatre with a $200 prize pack from The Cultch!

CONTEST: Win a night at the theatre with a $200 prize pack from The Cultch!

Single tickets for our 17/18 season go on sale on August 8th! We just cannot wait for you to see all of the wonderful shows that we have in store for you this coming season!

A little summer celebration is in order – LETS HAVE A CONTEST!

PRIZE

FOUR seats to any performance in our 17/18 season ($192 value) and four drink tickets ($36 Value)

CONTEST

One winner will receive FOUR seats to any performance in our 17/18 season ($192 value) and four drink tickets ($36 Value).

TO ENTER, for your chance to win a $200 prize pack from The Cultch, do at least one of the following – one entry per action!

  1. WATCH our season trailer (below) and leave a COMMENT on this blog-post telling us what show you’re most excited to see this season (1 entry)
  2. SHARE our season video https://youtu.be/OREBFrVwraE on Facebook (1 entry) with the hashtag #CULTCHCONTEST
  3. TWEET the following (1 entry)

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on August 8, 2017 (when Cultch single tickets go on sale). One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

We are so excited to announce our 2017/2018 Season!

We are so excited to announce our 2017/2018 Season!

We had a blast at our season launch announcement party – thank you to everyone who joined us!

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We are so excited to announce our 2017/2018 season! Check out this fun video announcing the 22 amazing new shows coming to The Cultch in 2017 and 2018!

Subscriptions go on sale today! Browse our Spectacular 17/18 Season Overview. Save 20% with our Choose 5 subscription package or 25% with our Choose 8 subscription package! This season, the more you see, the more save. You’ll enjoy an exciting roster of artists and programs, from the best seats in the house. Order today: TICKETS.THECULTCH.COM

Single tickets go on sale August 8. Call The Cultch’s Box Office at 604-251-1363 or go online at tickets.thecultch.com.

Great Reviews for East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood!

Great Reviews for East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood!

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Theatre Replacement’s East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood opened Friday, November 25. What fun! There is nothing like the Panto to get us in the mood for the holidays, and it seems we aren’t the only ones that feel that way. The reviews have been rolling in, and the verdict across the board is that East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood is the best kind of holiday fun!

“The East Van Panto is now officially the BEST HOLIDAY TRADITION in Vancouver…I could happily see this show again and probably will” —Colin Thomas, colinthomas.ca

“Thank you, Theatre Replacement and The Cultch, for the lovely Christmas present….I LOVED IT. I really, really did. Best present ever” —Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier

“A genuine local HOLIDAY CLASSIC back for its fourth nutty season…this incarnation of the East Van Panto retains all its JOYOUS HUMOUR and characteristic pizzazz” —Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Sun

“As FRESH, IRREVERENT, and FUN as its predecessors…If the East Van Panto isn’t part of your holiday tradition yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?” —Kathleen Oliver, Georgia Straight

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East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood runs from Nov 23 – Dec 31, 2016 in the York Theatre. Best prices Family Packs available! 4 premium tickets for just $120! *A Family Pack includes 2 adult + 2 child tickets (Sec A). Book tickets online or by phone by calling The Cultch Box Office at 604.251.1363

Want to see Veda Hille perform? Make sure to book your tickets between Nov 23 and Dec 4! Music man extraordinaire Benjamin Elliott (Are We Cool Now?, Broken Sex Doll) will perform Veda’s signature spins on contemporary and classic tunes beginning Dec 5!

Panto Season is Upon us Again! -East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood

Panto Season is Upon us Again! – East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood

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It’s that time of year again! It’s time for another great Panto presented by Theatre Replacement’s East Van Panto! Now in its  fourth year, the Panto is one of our favourite traditions here at The Cultch. If you have never been to the Panto, this is your chance to start your own holiday tradition!

But what is Panto, you say?

We are so glad you asked! 

East Van Panto says it best:

Panto (another name for Pantomime) is a tradition of holiday musical comedy theatre. Popularized in England in the early 19thCentury, Pantomime takes familiar fairy tales and injects music, contemporary references, and audience participation to create raucous, noisy entertainment that’s fun for everyone in the family. Our Panto takes inspiration from this classic form, but adds a uniquely East Van twist; a new, local tradition you and your family are invited to make your own!

The story in the spotlight this year is Little Red Riding Hood. Join Little Red for a wacky and wild ride down the Adanac bike trail. All your favourite characters are here -Little Red, Granny, The Big Bad Wolf…even a few you won’t expect. Recommended as one of the 10 Vancouver comedy events to check out in November, The East Van Panto promises big laughs for the whole family. For a taste of the fun, check out Mark Chavez’ video interview with Vancouver Sun’s Frances Georgian.

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East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood is written by Mark Chavez, directed by Anita Rochon, with music by Veda Hille. Read a great piece on Mark Chavez by Westender writer Kelsey Klassen here, or listen to an interview with Mark and Anita on Roundhouse Radio‘s Janice & Cory show. And for our Francophone fans, Anita Rochon on ICI Radio-Canada, Phare Ouest with Marie Villeneuve.

East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood runs from Nov 23 – Dec 31, 2016 in the York Theatre. Best prices Family Packs available! 4 premium tickets for just $120! *A Family Pack includes 2 adult + 2 child tickets (Sec A). Book tickets online or by phone by calling The Cultch Box Office at 604.251.1363

Want to see Veda Hille perform? Make sure to book your tickets between Nov 23 and Dec 4! Music man extraordinaire Benjamin Elliott (Are We Cool Now?, Broken Sex Doll) will perform Veda’s signature spins on contemporary and classic tunes beginning Dec 5!

Support the ART YOU LOVE this holiday season!

By Caitlin Bryant

It’s that time of year again and no matter what your plans are for this holiday season they likely include meeting, greeting, and gifting with loved ones. Even better is when your greeting and gifting supports local artists and charities, right? Well, The Cultch has a pile of great gift ideas that we know will appeal to your friends and family because our programming is as diverse as they are!

Here are some of the ways that you can give the gift of art AND support your community this holiday season.

BUILD-YOUR-OWN Subscription Package:
Try our Build-Your-Own (BYO) packages on for size and get four shows for the price of three or see eight shows and save even more! Starting from $51, BYO Packages are a great way to ensure your loved ones get the seats they’ll want for some of Vancouver’s most exciting theatre, music, and dance during those dark winter months. With 13 diverse presentations left in the 2012/13 season, there is something for everyone!

The incredibly limber FLEX 4:
Save 10% off all seating selections (subject to availability at time of booking) with our Flex 4 Subscription and enjoy our most flexible subscription package, featuring four vouchers redeemable for tickets to any performance during the 2012/13 season – any time and in anyway (excluding special presentations). Your loved one could use all of the vouchers for one show or use one voucher for four different presentations. It’s up to them!

Do you know someone in need of something really, really flexible? Then go with a GIFT CERTIFICATE:
Gift Certificates are our most flexible option as they can be purchased in any amount, they do not expire, they are valid for any Cultch presentation, and can be used towards any subscription package – It doesn’t get any more flexible than that! Purchase your gift certificate early through our box office by calling 604-251-1363.

Cultchified URBAN CERAMICS:
A warm welcome to the newest addition to The Cultch’s creative family tree is East Van’s very own Jacqueline Robins’ Urban Ceramics. Jacqueline is creating our new Cultch mugs, which will soon be available for sale in the lobby. Here’s a little teaser about Jacqueline’s work “My work is both functional and narrative. Pieces are hand-built and thrown on the potter’s wheel. The imagery is applied using derivatives of printmaking techniques in addition to impressing and embossing.” We can’t wait to see the one-of-a-kind designs she has come up with! Click here to visit Jacqueline Robins’ Urban Ceramics.

JEWELRY with a conscience:
Carolyne Curran-Knight’s wonderful pieces of handcrafted jewelry are perfect for holiday giving. These stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces are not only fashionable, they also make a lasting impact in our community as all proceeds from sales of Carolyne’s jewelry go to her two favorite charities, The Crisis Centre and The Cultch. The Cultch is also thrilled to be exhibiting her works at an upcoming Jewelry Show on Wednesday, December 5th at 7pm – Come meet the artist and see her creations in person!

Wondering what we have coming up in the New Year? Here’s a highlight of some of the upcoming shows that would be perfect for holiday greeting and gifting:

LEO
Circle of Eleven (Berlin, Germany)
Dec 4 – 15, 2012
An acrobatic feat of visual/physical theatre reminiscent of the silent cinema era, your family and friends will watch in awe as LEO defies the laws of gravity in this witty and absolutely mind-expanding mixed media performance that appeals to the whole family.

The Christmas Carol Project
Brass Monkey Productions (Edmonton)
Dec 16 – 18, 2012
The Christmas Carol Project tells a musical version of Dickens’ tale with a captivating blend of contemporary folk-music and literature. Performed by Juno-nominated folk musicians of Brass Monkey Productions, this heart warming re-told classic has become a Vancouver tradition. With only three performances get your family’s tickets today to avoid disappointment!

Don Juan
Blackbird Theatre (Vancouver)
Dec 26, 2012 – Jan 26, 2013
Heretic. Swordsman. Seducer. Don Juan. The award-winning company behind 2011’s smash hit Waiting for Godot brings to life the satiric tale of an irresistible rogue and defiant hedonist. Blackbird Theatre presents a daring new adaptation of Molière’s most scandalous comedy. Can you think of a better way to heat up a cold winter night? Neither can we!

Grim & Fischer
Wonderheads (Portland, Oregon)
Jan 3 – 13, 2013
Your friends and family will love this tender telling of one granny’s fantastical showdown with Death himself! Winner of the 2011 Cultchivating the Fringe Award, audiences will adore this full face masked comedy from physical theatre duo, Wonderheads.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart
National Theatre of Scotland (Glasgow), presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Jan 29 – Feb 2, 2013
Send a friend to the pub for a night of anarchic theatre where ballads will be sung, stories will be told, and re-told, and then karaoke’d too as Prudencia embarks on an enchanted journey of self discovery. This performance is site-specific and taking place right next door at East Vancouver’s own WISE Hall!

Click here for information on our full 2012/13 season overview!

We would also like to take this moment to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all of our neighbours, our patrons, and our very special Cultch community stakeholders who support the art they love – Yeah, that’s YOU! Have a safe and cheery holiday season from all the staff and volunteers at The Cultch!

For more information about holiday gifting through The Cultch, check out our gift page by clicking here!

*A little holiday housekeeping: The Cultch administration office will be closed from December 24 – January 2 and will re-open at 10am on Wednesday, January 3.