York Theatre

York Theatre
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639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 2W2 [Map Link] | Website: yorktheatre.ca
Rescued from demolition and fully restored, this 100-year-old historical jewel is The Cultch’s newest venue. The York runs primarily as a rental venue, accessible to artists and community groups. The York’s restoration, when combined with The Cultch’s Historic Theatre, Vancity Culture Lab, and restaurants, studios and other amenities on Commercial Drive, has solidified the area as a major cultural district.

York Theatre Shows

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A Cultch Presentation

In this powerful musical, the children of an Oji-Cree family are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. This is a story of redemption: for a mother who was never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, who never knew she came. Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating resilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit. MORE

May 17 – Jun 3, 2017

Children of God

Drama + Music + Theatre

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Comedian Debra DiGiovanni has been called the “Best Comedian to see after a Messy Break Up” and for three years running-she was named Canada’s favorite female comedian. Debra’s comedy has a sharp edge while maintaining a playful, happy air. Her humor and charm lies in her unflinching honesty and openness, and rapid-fire delivery. MORE

Sept 23, 2017

Debra DiGiovanni

Comedy

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A Cultch Presentation

The Dust Palace (New Zealand). Eat fruit. Love lust. An adults only, contemporary circus retelling following two sisters, their temptation, sacrifice, and salvation. Delicious circus precariously balanced with gritty performances and candid storytelling. MORE

Oct 3 – 14, 2017

Goblin Market

Dance + Uniquely Cultch

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A Cultch Presentation

The best physical theatre out of India, <em>Encounter</em> delves into the struggles and challenges of the indigenous communities of India through an explosive fusion of dance and theatre. MORE

Oct 17 – 22, 2017

Encounter

International

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A Cultch Presentation

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White. In this East Van telling, our hero flees the Queen of North Vancouver across the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge and straight into the madness of the PNE, where she dances with Superdogs, takes a ride on the Coaster, and befriends washed up 80s rock stars “The Seven Dwarves.” Pure Panto hilarity ensues as they do everything they can to escape the Queen’s wicked clutches. MORE

Nov 29, 2017 – Jan 6, 2018

East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

Comedy + Family + Musical

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A Cultch Presentation

<em>Hot Brown Honey</em> turns up the heat, delivering lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment in the smash-hit that took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm. Packing a punch of Hip Hop politics, the Honeys will make you laugh, cry, clap and shake what your mama gave you. This stellar posse of phenomenal women make noise as they defiantly smash stereotypes and remix the system. Fighting The Power Never Tasted So Sweet. MORE

Jan 9 – 20, 2018

Hot Brown Honey

International + Uniquely Cultch

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A Cultch Presentation

The Old Trouts break the Sacred Covenant of the Bohemians to tell the truth about what it’s really like backstage at a puppet show: a looking-glass world, an unending tea party, where apparitions shimmer in clouds of smoke. Which is to say: Wonderland, before Alice arrives. “Take care of yourself,” screamed the White Queen …“Something’s going to happen!”
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Feb 6 – 17, 2018

Underland

Puppetry + Uniquely Cultch

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A Cultch Presentation

Inspired by Chaplin and Keaton, Baccalà’s enthralling physicality and exquisite expression has been delighting audiences the world over. A breathtaking pas de deux of mishaps and acrobatics, you’ll be laughing long after you leave the theatre. MORE

Feb 20 – Mar 4, 2018

Pss Pss

Circus + Family

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A Cultch Presentation

A youngster decides to look after his mother in the last months of her life. Starting from run-of-the-mill situations and objects, he embarks on a quirky voyage through her past and that of the world. MORE

Apr 25 – May 5, 2018

The History of the World Based on Banalities

International

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