Winter/Spring 2023

Come and be a part of our extraordinary, unexpected, and totally East Van Winter/Spring Season!

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Come and be a part of our extraordinary, unexpected, and totally East Van Winter/Spring Season!

 The Cultch is bringing you 12 in-person shows from January to June 2023, including world premieres, musicals, circus, comedy, theatre, and a Femme Festival filled with powerful feminist performance!

Our subscription packages are the best way to save on our season. Choose 8, Choose 5, and Choose 3 from a bouquet of incredible shows and save up to 30%!

As a subscriber, you enjoy the best seats at the best prices, discounts on additional tickets, unlimited access to our RE/PLAY Digital Programming, and more! Subscribers also save up to 20% on our special presentation of Little Willy by Ronnie Burkett and our co-presentation of Sacre with DanceHouse.


Sacre performers; photo by Justin Ma

Starwalker, a new musical by Corey Payette, the creator of Children of God, comes to the York Theatre in February—the first of several local premieres. 

In March, we welcome My Little Tomato, a surreal rom-com by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre and Zee Zee Theatre. Also in March, Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream by New Zealand’s Indian Ink brings a dash of Bollywood disco, meditations on the afterlife, and exquisite puppetry to our Historic Theatre.

Kylie Vincent by John Cafaro

Female-identifying voices take the spotlight in April with the return of our Femme Festival! Look for the Femme Festival stamp in the brochure for these boundary-pushing works—including RAVEN by Germany’s still hungry, a refreshingly original circus work about motherhood, Stupid F*cking Bird by Vancouver’s own critically acclaimed The Search Party, and BIRD by Kylie Vincent, a show that is equal parts stand-up, memoir, and fever dream.

In May, our Femme Festival continues with three more works by leading Vancouver artists: Ruby Slippers Theatre’s ūtszan (to make better), Body Parts by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, and New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert by musician, theatre-maker, and returning Panto star Amanda Sum. Our season wraps up with Punctuate! Theatre’s First Métis Man of Odesa: a remarkable true love story.

RE/PLAY, The Cultch’s award-winning digital playground, continues to bring you electrifying digital performance. Stay tuned for a digital TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival, presented in partnership with Urban Ink, two World Premiere audio experiences, Little Thief Theatre’s In Response To Alabama, and bite-sized works available for FREE through RE/PLAY Shorts!

With your help, we can make this extraordinary season possible! Come to a show. Become a subscriber. Keep our stages alive with stories that warm the heart and stir the soul. Join your friends, family, and community at The Cultch, your performing arts home in the heart of East Vancouver!   

Heather Redfern | Executive Director

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