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IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival

May 15 – 19, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Historic Theatre [map link]

Historic Theatre

Every year, for one week in May, The Cultch is taken over and transformed by young people. Hundreds of youth are involved in what has grown to be Vancouver’s largest youth-driven arts festival. The festival includes showcases in music, dance, and spoken word, the world premiere of three one-act plays, a visual arts exhibit, variety shows featuring improv, drag, circus arts, and much more. All of this is created by local artists between the ages of 13-26.

Literally every aspect of the festival is youth-driven, produced by The Cultch’s Youth Panel. From media relations and promotion, to stage managing and running the lighting and sound boards, there are countless ways to become involved, whether on stage or behind the scenes. This year’s festival is taking place from May 15-19, 2018. 

Tuesday May 15, 2018 : Avocado Toast

Can’t afford a house? Can’t afford avocados? Can’t even afford toast? The IGNITE! Youth Panel are here to help you reclaim everything millennial! Join us for a showcase of millennial art, from circus to Craigslist
Dress Code: Dress as a millennial

Wednesday May 16, 2018: Dapper Flapper
Get out your top hat and tails, and enjoy a night of mystery and class ranging all the way from saxophone to contortion, and starring a baby Michael Buble.
Dress Code: Help us bring the 1920s to life

Thursday May 17, 2018: Cozy Camp Fire
The world getting you down? Come curl up by the fire for an evening of acoustic and s’mores. Camping gear encouraged.
Dress Code: Dress to go camping

Friday May 18, 2018: Floral Friday
We’re ready to bloom! Enjoy the garden of young local artists Vancouver has to offer.
Dress Code: Dress as your favourite flower

Saturday May 19, 2018: Dynamite Night
The explosive end to a high energy week. Don’t miss this special finale evening.
Dress Code: Dress for change


$2 in advance, $4 at the door for ages 13-29 and seniors
$10 in advance, $15 at the door for adults
Week passes: $8 for youth, $40 for adults

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