It’s the York Theatre’s two-year anniversary! Share your York story!

YorkBlogThe two-year anniversary of the York Theatre is this Sunday, December 6! To celebrate we’re sending the call out to you – our friends and supporters – to submit your personal York story. Tell us about a gig you saw back when it was a concert venue, or a show you saw when it was known as the Little Theatre, or any other story –past or present – about the York. If you submit a story, you will be invited to an exclusive Cultch Rental’s Department and Heritage Vancouver Society event this February! Plus, submit your story by Dec 11 and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to the opening night of Leftovers at the York Theatre on Jan 26.

To submit your story please email with the subject line ‘York Memory’ or leave a comment below. Your personal story may be used in future promotional materials. Please be assured, that we would only list your first name and omit any identifying details. Do let us know if you don’t want yours included!

What People are Saying

  • May 23rd, 2014 was this first time I entered the newly renovated York and not only was I thrilled to finally see this gem of a theatre, the Cultch’s little sister – I was delighted to have the opportunity to witness Pauline, Margaret Atwood’s first and only opera, on its inaugural release with Madame Atwood in house! So thrilled were my wife and I, we’d purchased tickets to the after-opera gala where Margaret Atwood and the entire cast would be. When the night of the performance arrived there was a power outage in the neighbourhood which delayed the start time. We spent the interlude at Bomber Brewing where we met and had a beer with The Globe and Mail’s Western Art correspondent, Marsha Lederman, and were given a growler of their beer for Margaret Atwood. I left the growler wth the York box-office. After the opera, which was great, I actually had an entire conversation with Atwood at the after party -that is until her husband interrupted to let her know it was time to go – at which point I immediately addressed him, “but you get to talk to her all the time.” He stammered, then they both laughed with me, then they left. I’d made Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson laugh – I was very proud of myself. The next day I sent a public tweet to Bomber Brewing to let them know I’d delivered their growler to the York but did not know if she’d received it — Margaret Atwood replied to the tweet – she had receive the growler and was very grateful for it. That’s still my favourite tweet.