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In this modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare's King Lear, Lear is a 55 year-old C.E.O. of a multinational corporation. MORE

SEPT 17 & 18, 2019

LEAR INC.: ALL OR NOTHING

Drama

Historic Theatre

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Compelling, powerful, and undeniably moving, Hold These Truths is a story that stands the test of time. This critically-acclaimed play stars Joel de la Fuente (Man In The High Castle) as Gordon Hirabayashi, a U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient who fought against the forceable removal and mass incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry in America during WWII. MORE

OCT 18 -  NOV 2 , 2019

Hold These Truths

Historic Theatre

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Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. MORE

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Uzume Taiko proudly presents Taiko M.A.D. featuring Max Murphy on wind instruments and electronic music. MORE

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Five nights of local and international Improv theatr MORE

SEPT 24-28, 2019

Vancouver Improv Fest

Comedy + International + Theatre

Culture Lab, Historic Theatre

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Award-winning Criminal: A Podcast joins us for special stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. MORE

SEPT 26, 2019

Criminal (Live Podcast)

Storytelling

York Theatre

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In the 2019 CBC Massey Lectures, bestselling author, journalist, and human rights activist Sally Armstrong argues that humankind requires the equal status of women and girls.  MORE

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A Cultch Presentation

Eight explosive nights of bold, fresh, and extraordinary performance. MORE

OCT 02–12, 2019

TRANSFORM: A 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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Kent Hillman, Edgar Avelino, Jacob Seyer, Simon Fox, Andre Stepanian, and Les Finnigan. MORE

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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

SEPT 16, OCT 27, NOV 27 & DEC 9, 2019

VoiceStory—Live

Community

Culture Lab

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A tribute to the poet Rumi and the lasting impact he's had these cultures. Constantinople and Tunisian singer & songwriter Ghalia Benali. MORE

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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. 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

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. 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 Skyborn, a woman falls through a black hole in her little blue house on the reserve. MORE

JAN 23–FEB 01, 2020

Skyborn

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

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 fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. MORE

FEB 7, 2020

THE COMIC STRIPPERS (19+ Only)

Comedy

York Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

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 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. MORE

MAR 18–22, 2020

MINE

Historic Theatre

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A Cultch Presentation

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! MORE

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

Brat Kids Carnival

York Theatre

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