The Cultch closed its 40th season on May 31 and we decided it was the perfect time to do a little recap! This season was such an important one and it’s hard to believe all the major events that happened over the past year! We celebrated our 40th anniversary, opened the York Theatre, received a $2 million gift from West Coast Reduction, produced Jack and The Beanstalk: An East Van Panto with Theatre Replacement, organized our New Orleans and All That Jazz Gala, and so much more! Here’s our photo recap of the last year!
The Cultch then and now
Friends, donors, subscribers, and staff members at our 40th anniversary photo shoot
Left: Jennifer Spry and Chris Macdonald excited about the kickoff of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, our first year as a venue/Right: Robert Leveroos and Cindy Reid awarding Deanna Fleysher with the Cultchivating the Fringe Award for her show Butt Kapinski
Heather Redfern, Executive Director of The Cultch, on the cover of The Georgia Straight for a feature story about the opening of the York Theatre!
The York Theatre officially opened its doors on December 6! Here’s a beautiful shot taken of the venue before the grand opening!
We received our largest donation in Cultch history, a $2 million gift, from our longest standing corporate partner, West Coast Reduction! Here’s a photo of West Coast Reduction Ltd.’s Barry Glotman, Gordon Diamond, and staff from the Grandview-Woodland community with The Cultch’s Executive Director, Heather Redfern at the York!
The cast of An East Van Panto: Patti Allan, Maiko Bae Yamamato, Raugi Yu, Allan Zinyk, and Dawn Petten
Allan Zinyk, star of last year’s Jack and the Beanstalk: An East Van Panto, and young guests
The Cultch team taking a group shot with the cast of An East Van Panto
Guests and friends dining on the Historic stage at The Cultch’s New Orleans and All That Jazz Gala
Subscribers and audience members during our 14/15 Season Launch on March 17
Our lovely Cultch volunteers helping out with our subscription mailing this past March!
The Cultch’s staff members celebrating the end of a successful season with some bubbly
We hope you enjoyed these photos, this is just a small example of all the events that took place this last season. None of this would have been possible without your help, and we want to thank you – our friends, donors, and subscribers – for your support. We feel really lucky to have such a strong community behind us and we can’t wait to see you next year to share other great memories!