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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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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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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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

SEPT 19-21, 2019

Scott Thompson: The Buddy Cole Monologues

Historic Theatre, The Cultch

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

Saturday October 19, 2019 | 8PM

The 21st Annual West Coast Guitar Night

Historic Theatre

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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

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

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

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

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

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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