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The Cultch is Vancouver’s most diverse and innovative arts and cultural hub. Since 1973, The Cultch has been a facilitator and presenter of 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 home to three performance spaces: the Historic Theatre, the Vancity Culture Lab, and the York Theatre. The Historic Theatre and Vancity Culture Lab are housed in a renovated church, constructed in 1909. The York 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.
Our dynamic spaces allow for contemporary programming in theatre, dance, music, and the visual arts. In addition to our three main venues, we offer affordable rehearsal space in our Jim Greenhouse Studio.
We’ve developed maximum flexibility into our rentals so that we can help you share live performances either digitally, in-person, or both, while keeping artists and staff safe.
The Cultch is proudly an IATSE 118 Union house
Rescued from demolition and fully restored, this 100-year-old historical jewel is The Cultch’s newest venue.
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.
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