Historic Theatre

Historic Theatre
1895 Venables Street Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 [Map Link]

The heart of The Cultch, our original 200-seat theatre has been home to hundreds of local and international dance, music, and theatre performances over the past four decades. Our 2008 renovations transformed the beloved space into a state-of-the-art theatre while still retaining the memories of performances past.

Please note, the Historic Theatre balcony is only accessible via the staircase.

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Historic Theatre Shows

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A Cultch Presentation

Each night a different performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits unseen in a sealed box MORE

May 07 - 19, 2019

NASSIM

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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

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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

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

SURVEIL

rEvolver Theatre Festival

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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

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June 01, 2019

In Plain Sight

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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

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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

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Aug 13-25, 2019

Deep Into Darkness

Drama

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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