IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival
Culture Lab, Founders' Lounge, Gallery, 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 13-24. Literally every aspect of the festival is youth-driven, produced by the Cultch’s Youth Panel.
May 5, 8pm: Alice in Wonderland – psychedelic circus & songs
May 6, 8pm: Woodland Wonderland – music & improv
May 7, 8pm: Space Voyage – dance & a whole lot of crazy
May 8, 8pm: IGNITE! Unplugged – an acoustic & intimate evening
May 9, 8pm: Jukebox Dance Party – jive in a 50s diner
May 10, 8pm: Film Noir Finale – bring the house down
May 2 & 3, 7pm: Mentorship Showcase – a mash-up of music, dance, and spoken word
May 5-10, 6pm: Theatre Festival – 3 one-act plays, two shows each night with an additional triple bill at 2pm on the 10th.
Tickets starting at just $2!
Full festival information at igniteyouthfest.ca