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The Cultch offers premium rental spaces in Vancouver for all types of events and audiences. 

Are you looking for a rental venue for your theatrical production, comedy night, concert, dance show or other live event? Our dynamic spaces allow for contemporary programming in theatre, dance, music, and the visual arts. 

The Cultch is home to three live performance spaces: 

In addition to our three main venues, we offer affordable rehearsal space in our Jim Greenhouse Studio

The Historic Theatre and Vancity Culture Lab are housed at 1895 Venables St in a renovated church, constructed in 1909. The York Theatre at 639 Commercial Drive started its life as The Alcazar Theatre in 1913. After being rescued from the wrecking ball in 2013, it was renovated to become The Cultch’s third theatre space.

The Cultch is Vancouver’s most diverse and innovative arts and cultural hub. Since 1973, The Cultch has facilitated and presented consistently excellent, local, and visiting performances. It is recognized for its community leadership that models inclusivity and centres diversity as a lived value.

The Cultch is proudly an IATSE 118 Union house

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“The Cultch has been home to our festival for five years, and we couldn’t ask for a more beautiful venue to host our event…We so appreciate the collaborative attitude, professionalism and talent of all of the staff we encounter at The Cultch. They make it possible for us to achieve our creative vision for our festival.”

—Amy Shostak, Vancouver Improv Festival

“The annual CBC Massey Lectures have been coming to the York Theatre for over ten years. The staff at The Cultch are super welcoming and professional, our events always run perfectly, and the audiences are great too. It’s our favourite theatre in the country! Clearly everyone loves to come to the York Theatre.”

—Pauline Holdsworth & Philip Coulter, CBC Massey Lectures

“The venue provided the perfect backdrop for our play, and we received numerous compliments from our audience about the ambiance and facilities. Your professionalism and attention to detail were evident throughout our interactions.”

—Buket Donnelly, Vancouver Event Producer


York Theatre

Rescued from demolition and fully restored, this 100-year-old historical jewel is The Cultch’s newest venue. 

Historic Theatre

The heart of The Cultch, our original 196-seat theatre has been home to hundreds of local and international dance, music, and theatre performances over the past four decades.

Vancity Culture Lab

As a black box studio, all the lighting and audio technology is accessible from anywhere in the room. The seating system is comprised of movable risers that can be set up to virtually any configuration that space will allow.

Other Spaces

Our intimate and inviting Founders’ Lounge located at The Cultch often holds our Director’s Circle receptions and other VIP events.

Jim Green House Studio

Providing emerging artists, local musicians, and up-and-coming businesses a space to create and develop