We’re curating our favourite picks and compiling lots of rare and unforgettable content from artists

Feeling overwhelmed by all the content available online? Unsure what to watch while social distancing at home? Looking for curated Cultch content?

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We’re curating our favourite picks and compiling lots of rare and unforgettable content from artists you’ve seen on our stages and ones that are on our wish list!

Enjoy #CultchSurfing from the comfort of your own couch!

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May 21 – 24, 2020
Written by Guillermo Calderón | Translated by William Gregory
a Rumble Theatre production
A darkly comic dive into the absurdity of reality, B examines cross-generational tension in the mobilization of resistance and interrogates the role of violence in revolution. What does it mean to want to take up the struggle, when the struggle has silenced itself to you?

Veda Hille haunts The Cultch – All Request Hour

May 24, 2020 | Live from The Cultch
eda Hille has been padding around the Cultch in quarantine days, practicing on their very nice piano and checking vocal acoustics all around the building. This show will be her second quarantine endeavour, after a lovely evening in April, and as promised Veda will play requests for the whole concert. The catch is that you have to send in your song choices in advance, so she can refresh her memory. Send requests to Veda through facebook, twitter, insta, or her good ol’ website. Now, she can only play about 15-18 tunes in one show, so the setlist will be determined live by drawing songs from a hat, or a wine glass, or a glittery wheel of fortune (unlikely). Come join VH around the piano! Concert starts at noon so we can welcome a few other countries to the party.

Corey Payette: Livestream Concert

May 31, 2020 at 3pm PST/6pm EST | Live from The Cultch
Urban Ink Artistic Director and TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival Co-curator Corey Payette will perform songs from his award-winning and critically-acclaimed musicals, including Cultch audience favourites Children of God and Les Filles du Roi, plus music from his spectacular new creation Sedna.

Presented as part of the National Arts Centre’s #CanadaPerforms.

Watch live on Sunday May 31 at:
Instagram @coreypayette


BIG Sister

BIG news for anyone who missed the sold out run of BIG Sister this season – you can now rent it and stream it from home! BIG Sister explores a world of evil siblings, fat shaming, and unlikely collaboration. This video is from the sold-out run at the Vancity Culture Lab in February 2020.

The 7 Fingers: Sequence 8

This rare archival release is a chance to watch The 7 Fingers sensational 2012 circus work from your own home. The 7 Fingers are groundbreaking leaders in contemporary circus who brought us last season’s unforgettable Unikkaaqtuat.

The Darlings

Last year’s TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival favourites are sharing ongoing quarantine-friendly broadcasts live from their homes—challenging the boundaries of conventional drag with their unique brand of provocative and imaginative drag theatre!

Soho Theatre Live: Pajama Men—Pterodactyl Nights

Bringing together highlights from the kinetic duo’s huge catalogue of classic bits and brand new material, all sewn in with bizarre improvised tangents. Featuring past East Van Panto playwright Mark Chavez!

Dakha Brakha

Ukrainian avant-folk quartet are streaming an archival live set from Pickathon in 2018. We loved them at the York Theatre in 2016 and can’t wait to re-live their musical magic.


Marquee.tv is offering free trials to experience their archive of dance, opera, and theatre productions—including the critically-acclaimed, award-winning, smash-hit, dance/theatre hybrid Betroffenheit. Created by the incomparable Jonathon Young (who you may remember from Infinity in the 19/20 Season), based on his own experience with personal tragedy, alongside internationally acclaimed Vancouver choreographer Crystal Pite.

Goodness in Rwanda

A compelling documentary about Volcano Theatre’s tour of Goodness, the award winning play about genocide, in Rwanda. We have been proud to present incredible works from Volcano on our stages, including Infinity, Century Song, and The Four Horsemen Project. You may also remember Goodness from the 2008 Vancouver at Magnetic North Theatre Festival.

Blind Date

The hilarious Colin Mochrie recently went on a blind date with the one and only Mimi. Who could forget Mimi, aka the saucy French clown, from the unforgettable show Blind Date — it’s a staff favourite around here! Now you have a chance to eavesdrop on Mimi’s latest dates from your own home.

Ali McGregor’s Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night

Songs, stories, and lots of laughs. This is the first online version of the cult Melbourne Comedy Festival Variety Show that has been running for 14 years. Beloved Aussie Cabaret performer and opera singer Ali McGregor is bringing some of Australia’s most incredible cabaret performers into your living rooms.

Vertical by Le Patin Libre

Relive the ice dancing magic of Le Patin Libre! Remember how sensational Vertical Influences was at Britannia Ice Rink a few seasons ago? This 20 minute film might be just as thrilling but you’ll be a lot warmer watching from your couch.

Take d Milk, Nah Podcast

If you missed our sold out run of Jivesh Parasram’s “identity play” Take d Milk, Nah in the fall, you can now catch it as part of CBC Podcasts’ PlayMe series!


Check out National Arts Centre’s (NAC) Canada Performs live-stream series for even more online content from amazing artists across the country.