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A hilarious and heartfelt storytelling show that challenges what a “normal” family can look like. MORE

May 22–26, 2019

AKWARD HUG

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Culture Lab

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Surfing, dentistry, and a family story that can't be told. MORE

May 22–26

Other Inland Empires

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Historic Theatre

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A comedy about being watched.
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May 23–26, 2019

SURVEIL

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Historic Theatre

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May 23–June 2, 2019

my dear Lewis

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Culture Lab

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An intimate theatrical experience where strangers transform into friends. MORE

May 24–26, 2019

Perfect Strangers

rEvolver Theatre Festival

The Cultch

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May 24–30, 2019

The Way You Carry On (Part of the Killjoy Play Series)

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Jim Green House Studio

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Azevedo replicates dance solos by tween and teen dancers drawn from YouTube dance competitions MORE

May 24–June 2, 2019

Contemporary Dance Solo

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Culture Lab

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Satirical feminist sketch comedy bringing change one expertly timed abortion joke at a time.
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May 22–25, 2019

Lady Parts

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Historic Theatre

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Angelo has appeared on hit TV shows such as “Mad Men”, “Sullivan and Son”, and “Blue Mountain State”. He headlines worldwide and has been touring with Vince Vaughn’s “Wild West Comedy Show”. MORE

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A multimedia exploration of body autonomy and non-binary identity in a dystopian Japan. MORE

May 25–June 1, 2019

Fireflies (Part of the Killjoy Play Series)

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Jim Green House Studio

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The Killjoy Series presents three new works by female and non-binary playwrights.
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May 26–June 1, 2019

Burqa Boutique (Part of the Killjoy Play Series)

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Jim Green House Studio

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A Cultch Presentation

Come celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition featuring photographs by August Bramhoff and the CITY SQUARES Project by Martha Jablonski-Jones, John Steil, and Judy Villet. MORE

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Whenever you tell yourself “I DO NOT FIND THIS EROTIC” and a little snag churns your gut and whispers that you’re in denial, Mr. Truth is with you. MORE

May 29–June 1, 2019

Mr. Truth

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Culture Lab

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Can a man get in touch with his femininity without losing his balls? Meet Larry, from Moose Creek, BC. He's “no idiom”, and he'll be the first to tell you that he's handier than a pocket on the back of a shirt! MORE

May 29–June 1, 2019

LARRY

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Jim Green House Studio

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Unlikely friendships shatter on the dance floor. MORE

May 30–June 2, 2019

BODY SO FLUORESCENT

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Culture Lab

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A comedy walking tour of Vancouver’s most “haunted” locations. MORE

May 30–June 2, 2019

Fake Ghost Tours

rEvolver Theatre Festival

The Cultch

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With Préfère novembre Louis-José is taking a decisive stance: yes, he admits it, he describes himself as “slow”, out of sync with the times in which immediate gratification is what everybody wants. MORE

May 30-31, 2019

Louis-José Houde

York Theatre

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4 audience members. 1 table. $1000.00 in cash. Limitless possibilities. MORE

May 31–June 2, 2019

4inXchange

rEvolver Theatre Festival

Culture Lab

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Following the successful release of her solo record, Gold In You in 2017, celebrated Canadian musician and voice actress, Ashleigh Ball is back with a stripped back/alternative version, Gold In You: Nude. MORE

May 31, 2019

Ashleigh Ball

Music

Historic Theatre

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June 01, 2019

In Plain Sight

Historic Theatre

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Join us June 1-9 for exciting Canadian theatre, fun audience encounters, and dynamic conversations. MORE

June 01 - 09, 2019

Magnetic North Theatre Festival Pass

The Cultch

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January 2011. A francophone couple travels 5,000 km from Montreal to Vancouver to begin a new life on the West Coast. MORE

JUN 06–08, 2019

Straight Jacket Winter

Theatre

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VoiceStory exists to provide a safe, positive space where any adult, regardless of age, gender, race or sexual orientation, can share a moment of their lives and inspire others. MORE

March 11–Jun 10, 2019

VoiceStory—Live

Community

Culture Lab

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Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline by George F. Walker is a tale of Crime, Passion, Swordfighting and Revenge. MORE

JUN 13–JUN 21, 2019

Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline

Theatre

Culture Lab

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Soft Cedar Performing Arts Presents Graftician's album release 'Mandarins' with special guest Kimmortal.Graftician is an experimental art-pop project fronted by Roxanne Nesbitt. Graftician's sound is a dreamlike blend of drum machine samples and field recorded textures woven into pop melodies. MORE

June 14, 2019

Soft Cedar Presents: Graftician

Music

Historic Theatre

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Vashaan Music Society and Caravan World Rhythms present a concert of joyful traditional and folk music from Iran with an emphasis of rare music from the Sistan and Baluchistan region. MORE

June 15, 2019

Vashaan- Joyful Music of Iran

York Theatre

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A musical theatre writer teams up with a gifted singer for jazz, blues and original compositions. MORE

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Join us for the YVR POP CHOIR Pawprints Animal Rescue Benefit Concert! MORE

JUN 22 & JUN 23, 2019

Pawprints Benefit Concert

Music

Historic Theatre

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Dive into the mind of Edgar Allan Poe as he desperately searches for his lost love in this tragic dream within a dream. MORE

Aug 13–25, 2019

Deep Into Darkness

Drama

Culture Lab, Founders' Lounge, Historic Theatre, The Cultch

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A Cultch Presentation

A variety of ground-breaking artists—from here and around the world—will take over all three of our Cultch stages for eight explosive nights of bold, fresh, and extraordinary performance. MORE

OCT 02–12, 2019

Raven Transforming Cabaret Festival

Cabaret

The Cultch

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A Cultch Presentation

In Take d Milk, Nah?, Parasram blends personal storytelling and ritual to walk an audience through the Hin-do’s and Hin-don’ts at the intersections of these cultures. MORE

OCT 16–26, 2019

Take d Milk, Nah?

Culture Lab

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A Cultch Presentation

Maya is hikikomori—an extreme recluse—who has spent the last six years in her bedroom exploring Virtual Reality. Until one day, she meets a mysterious player online who challenges her to the ultimate quest: saving her own father’s life. MORE

NOV 06–17, 2019

Kuroko

Drama

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

East Van Panto returns for a seventh year, welcoming back the creative team behind last year’s hit Wizard of Oz. MORE

NOV 20, 2019–JAN 05, 2020

East Van Panto: Pinocchio

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Mînowin connects coastal landscapes with contemporary perspectives of customary Indigenous dance forms. MORE

NOV 20–24, 2019

Mînowin

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

They’re back! After their bulldozing debut at the York two seasons ago, the eclectic world of Vancouver’s beloved Elbow Room Café returns for a holiday tribute you won’t soon forget. MORE

DEC 10–29, 2019

Holiday at the Elbow Room Café

Comedy

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

In this absorbing drama infused with science and classical music, three exceptional minds collide like charged particles in an accelerator. MORE

JAN 07–19, 2020

Infinity

Drama

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

This all-female circus party will uncork your expectations like a bottle of cheap champagne. Dripping with autonomy, The WonderWombs is reinventing circus and winking at your surprise. MORE

JAN 14–19, 2020

The WonderWombs

Circus

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

A world of shadows, projections, actors, live musicians, and acrobats will transport the audience to an ancient world when life had not known death, days had not seen light, and where Inuit had not met white people. MORE

JAN 22–25, 2020

Unikkaaqtuat

Vancouver Playhouse Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

In O’wet, a woman falls through a black hole in her little blue house on the reserve. There, she meets her Granny Rose in the shape of a wolf, who guides her on a spirit canoe journey to retrieve her soul from the land of the dead. MORE

JAN 23–FEB 01, 2020

O’wet

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Welcome to “The New Now”—a time when written language has been suppressed and forgotten and hand-drawn love letters have become a powerful act of defiance. MORE

FEB 04–MAR 01, 2020

Forget Me Not

Secret Location

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A Cultch Presentation

A show about fate and destiny, a decade in the making. Ten years ago, four artists in their late 20s travelled across the country and interviewed 100 people, aged 1 to 100, about what they believed in. MORE

FEB 04–08, 2020

KISMET, things have changed

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

An exhilarating breath of fresh air. Six of Montréal’s best street dancers immerse themselves in the mysterious mechanics of breathing, and interpret its life-giving rhythm. MORE

FEB 12–15, 2020

Ghost

Dance

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

2018 Cultchivating the Fringe Award Winner. A true story—depending on who you ask. A one-woman comedy about the relationship between two sisters and what happens when one of them changes. MORE

FEB 19–29, 2020

BIG Sister

Culture Lab

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A Cultch Presentation

On stage, a group of gamer/performers aged 11 to 46 enact different mother-son narratives—from the Beowulf saga, to Bambi, to The Terminator—using the video game Minecraft. MORE

MAR 18–22, 2020

MINE

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

Written by Emil Sher, and based on Canadian journalist Ian Brown’s memoir of life with his son, The Boy in the Moon tells a deeply moving story about a family raising a child with a severe disability. MORE

MAR 31–APR 11, 2020

The Boy in the Moon

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

A glittery bomb of circus, cabaret, and boylesque! MORE

APR 14–MAY 03, 2020

Briefs

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

From mischief makers to brats, witness the boys from Briefs in an all out brat-attack just for kids! You will see hula hoops at top speed, acrobatics at alarming heights, and some cheeky clowning antics suitable for kids of all ages—and even the parents. MORE

APR 19, 26, & MAY 3, 2020: 2PM

Brat Kids Carnival

York Theatre

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