Artistic Director: Scott Ashton Swan
Sharing the excitement and passion of great showtunes through a series of entertaining, historical and educational concerts & revues since 1997.
Artistic Director: Bill Millerd
@ArtsClub | http://www.artsclub.com
The Arts Club of Vancouver was founded in 1958, and now in it’s 49th season is the largest theatre company in Western Canada.
Artistic Director: Andy Toth
@awkwardstage | http://www.awkwardstageproductions.com
Awkward Stage is focused on providing real life performance and production opportunities to youth and young adults in that awkward transition from play acting to professional employment.
Artistic Director: Wayne Specht
Axis Theatre Company has a mandate to present professional physical theatre to the communities of its native province, British Columbia, as well as to national and international audiences.
Artistic Director: Christopher Gaze
@bardonthebeach | http://www.bardonthebeach.org
Bard on the Beach was established in 1990 with a mandate to provide Vancouver residents and tourists with affordable, accessible Shakespearean productions of the finest quality.
Theatre | Classics
Artistic Director: John Wright
Blackbird Theatre is a professional theatre company dedicated to performing the classics.
Artistic Director: Susan Bertoia
Drawing inspiration from current and historical events and with a performance style informed by the traditional masked Italian theatre of Commedia Dell’ Arte, our mandate is to produce entertaining work that transcends language barriers and challenges the audience to engage in the performance.
Artistic Director: Sherry J Yoon
@bocadellupo | http://www.bocadellupo.com/
Boca del Lupo specializes in experimental theatrical productions and spectacular outdoor presentations while focusing on collaborations with international, national and regional artists.
Artistic Director: Carole Higgins
@CarouselTheatre | http://www.carouseltheatre.ca/
Carousel Theatre for Young People inspires young people, families and artists with playful, accessible theatrical experiences which strive for artistic excellence.
Artistic Directors: Anita Rochon & Emelia Symington Fedy
A creation-based contemporary company that aims to explore a live and direct connection with their audience.
Executive Director: Heather Redfern
@thecultch | http://www.thecultch.com
For 39 years in East Vancouver, The Cultch has offered programming in theatre, dance & music by local, national & international artists.
President: Glen Miller
Deep Cove Stage Society was established in 1974 to produce Live Theatre Shows in North Vancouver.
Artistic Producers: Christine Quintana & Laura McLean
@delinquentheatr | http://delinquenttheatre.com/
Delinquent Theatre seeks to unite good theatre and good times. We use music, text, light and sound to tell stories that matter to us.
Artistic Director: Kevin Kerr
@theelectrics | http://www.electriccompanytheatre.com/
Electric Company Theatre is a leading force in the Vancouver theatre scene: creating original work rich in spectacle and adventurous in form, strong in narrative and reaching a diverse and growing audience.
Artistic Director: Tariq Leslie
@WeAreETC | http://ensembletheatrecompany.ca
Ensemble Theatre Company engages audiences through productions of challenging contemporary plays and innovative approaches to the classics. Currently we produce a three-show season of repertory theatre at the Jericho Arts Centre.
Artistic Directors: Glenn Crossley & Jass Takhar
@esc_goat_prod | http://www.escapinggoatproductions.com
Escaping Goat Productions is a theatre group founded in 2010, we are dedicated to our craft and look forward to bringing you more *Seriously Fun* theatre. EGP is committed to re-examining and deconstructing cultural staples into new, informative and socially relevant artistic perspectives.
Artistic Directors: David Bloom & Linda Quibell
@felixculpa | http://www.felixculpa.bc.ca/
Since 1990, Felix Culpa has produced original works and provovative plays from the world repertoire. Our focus is the power of language and its unique ability to explore complex subjects such as morality, beauty and the subjective nature of truth.
Theatre | Dance
Artistic Director: Donna Spencer
@FirehallArtsCte | http://www.firehallartscentre.ca
The Firehall Arts Centre produces and presents theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary works that engage the soul, stimulate the mind, entertain the spirit and reflect the cultural pluralism of Canada.
Artistic Director: Michael Smith and Eileen Smith
@FI_Theatre | http://www.firstimpressionstheatre.com
North Vancouver’s semi-pro theatre, based at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre. Producing theatre for North Van audiences for almost 30 years!
Artistic Director: Chris Gatchalian
@screamingweenie | http://www.screamingweenie.com/
The Frank Theatre’s mission is to produce and promote queer and sex positive performance, facilitating a stronger Queer community by creating and encouraging the performing arts and artists.
@FootlightTC | http://www.footlight.ca/
Footlight Theatre Company is a Burnaby based musical theatre company, that produces large scale musicals at the Michael J. Fox Theatre & small intimate reviews at the Burnaby Heritage Museum.
Artistic Director: Laura Di Cicco
@FugueTheatre | http://www.fugue.biz/
Fugue Theatre is a professional theatre company in Vancouver dedicated to the production of original Canadian operettas and music theatre.
Theatre | New Works
Artistic Producer: Sharon Heath
Full Figure Theatre Company Society supports artists in the creation of new works and provides opportunities and activities to expand and strengthen public knowledge and community involvement in the arts.
Artistic Director: Jovanni Sy
@Gateway_Theatre | https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/
The Gateway Theatre is Richmond’s only live professional theatre and the Lower Mainland’s second largest theatre company.
Artistic Producers: Frano Marsic, Frank Nickel and Kelly Sheridan
@GenusTheatre | http://www.genustheatre.com
We produce shows that inspire, entertain and connect with audiences who are looking for a theatre experience that is at once challenging and accessible.
Theatre | Musicals
Artistic Producer: Randie Parliament
@ghostlightpro | http://www.ghostlightprojects.com/
With a focus on shows which are rarely seen and a growing focus on new work, Ghost Light Projects is committed to creating and developing work which is artist driven.
Artistic Director: Patrick McDonald
@gr_thumbtheatre | http://www.greenthumb.bc.ca/
Green Thumb has emerged as one of Canada’s leading theatre companies for young people, producing excellent material for audiences and artists, and contributing to the growing body of work evolving in this field.
Artistic Directors: Sean Harris Oliver & Raes Calvert
@hardlinetheatre | http://www.hardlineproductions.ca/
Hardline Productions is committed to producing visceral, immediate work that is authentic and affordable, engaging and affecting audiences in a hard-hitting experience.
Artistic Directors: Jane Noble & Laurie Brazzill
Since Hooked on Books was created, the company has performed to rave reviews for over 1 million children throughout western Canada.
Co-Artistic Directors: Alexa Devine, Sean Devine & Mindy Parfitt
@hhgtheatre | http://horseshoesandhandgrenades.ca/
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre exists to develop and produce potent and provocative theatre, populating our stages with Canadian works as well as pieces from the international repertoire.
Co-Artistic Directors: Colby Wilson & Chelsea Haberlin
@thezoocrew | http://www.itsazoo.org/
We crave new ideas. We are fueled by original work. And we want to put you in the center of it all.
Artistic Producers: Jason Fuller and Lynn Zeelenberg
Leaping Thespians is an award winning woman’s theatre group bringing stories of lesbians’ lives to anyone who will watch.
Artistic Director: Ryan Beil, Josh Drebit, Daryl King & Stephen Malloy
@mainstreetthtr | http://www.mainstreettheatre.ca/
Main Street Theatre is committed to producing contemporary classics in an intimate and provocative setting.
Theatre | Musical Theatre
President: Don Briard
We’re a non-profit theatre company fuelled by volunteers in our 51st season. Every year we produce 7 plays, a musical and a pantomime. We’re community theatre at its best!
Artistic Director: Aaron Craven
@mitchplusmurray | http://www.mitchandmurrayproductions.com/
Our focus is on intimate, gritty, realistic, character-driven comedy/drama with small casts, focusing on modern relationships as a reflection of the world at large.
Artistic Directors: Nicole Fairbairn & Sandra Medeiros
We are passionate about providing a creative venue for artists in our community where we can put our best work forward and proudly place our artistic handprint in the theatre world.
Artistic Director: Marcus Youssef
@neworldtheatre | http://www.neworldtheatre.com/
Neworld Theatre is an award-winning, Vancouver-based theatre company that creates, produces and tours new plays and performance events.
@NSLOS1 | http://www.nslos.com/
North Shore Light Opera Society is a registered charitable amateur, musical theatre group which encourages amateur artists in the development of their musical and dramatic talents and to provide a means for their appearance in performance.
Artistic Director: Alyssa Kostello
@NOWTheatre | http://www.nowtheatre.ca
We create and produce theatre and multi-disciplinary performances that are evocative, explorative, and sustainable in either theme or practice.
Founder: Donnard MacKenzie
Origins Theatre Projects is an incorporated non-profit society dedicated to producing original Canadian theatre, or reimagining classics.
Artistic Director: Heidi Specht
Pangaea Arts was formed to promote cultural interaction and the exchange of ideas between diverse communities and to introduce Canadian audiences to performance traditions from around the world.
Artistic Director: Ron Reed
@pacifictheatre | http://pacifictheatre.org/
Pacific Theatre aspires to delight, provoke and stimulate dialogue by producing theatre that rigorously explores the spiritual aspects of human experience.
Artistic Producers: Peter Jorgensen & Katey Wright
@PeteratPSP | http://www.patrickstreetproductions.com/
We offer great productions of great plays and musicals for Metro Vancouver, with an emphasis on contemporary musicals that have not yet been professionally produced in the region.
Theatre | New Works
Artistic Director: Heidi Taylor
PTC is a dramaturgically-focused theatre company that finds, nurtures, and advances the Canadian playwright, supporting new plays from creation to performance.
Artistic Director: Kim Selody
@phtheatre | http://www.phtheatre.org/
We are the place where children, youth and adults from different communities come together for a shared experience in professional theatre and performing arts.
Theatre | New Works
Artistic Director: Andrew Laurenson
Radix Theatre Society has been producing innovative and exciting performance events locally and nationally since 1988.
Artistic Director: James Sanders
@realwheels | http://realwheels.ca/
Realwheels is a professional theatre company that creates and produces world-class art that deepens the audience’s understanding of the disability experience.
Artistic Directors: Catherine Ballachey & Stephanie Henderson
@ResoundScream | http://www.resoundingscreamtheatre.com
Resounding Scream Theatre is committed to creating new works of art relevant to today’s social climate. We also hope to provide emerging artists from all disciplines a platform on which to showcase their developing work.
Artistic Director: Valerie Easton
@RCMTheatre | http://www.royalcitymusicaltheatre.com/
Royal City Musical Theatre is the musical theatre company prized for entertainment excellence and praised for entertainment value.
Artistic Director: Diane Brown
@rubysliptheatre | http://www.rubyslippers.ca/
Ruby Slippers Theatre creates, produces and presents provocative, text-based theatre from French and English Canada. We tell stories that illuminate diverse perspectives and social issues, changing the world one play at a time.
Artistic Director: Stephen Drover
@RumbleTheatre | http://www.rumble.org
Rumble produces contemporary plays from the Canadian and world repertoire, commissions & produces new Canadian adaptations of outstanding stories and fosters meaningful interactions between emerging and established artists.
Artistic Directors: Daune Campbell & Renee Iaci
@shamelesshussy | http://www.shamelesshussy.com/
We tell provocative stories about women, to inspire the hand that rocks the cradle to rock the world.
Theatre | New Works
Artistic Director: Aaron Bushkoysky
@solocollective | http://www.solocollective.ca/
The company’s focus is on actor and text, with design elements that are spare but impeccably chosen to support the work. Solo Collective’s evenings of theatre are unique, intimate and completely original.
Artistic DirectorS: Desmond A. Hussey, Simon C. Hussey, Justin Clow & David Quast
@SpectralTheatre | http://www.spectraltheatre.com
Founded in the winter of 2002, Spectral Theatre is a non-profit theatre society dedicated to producing original, obscure and bizarre “genre” scripts in a friendly, supportive, semi-professional environment.
Artistic Director: Maryanne Renzetti
@Staircasexi | http://www.staircasexi.com
Staircase XI was founded by Maryanne Renzetti and Becky Shrimpton in July 2009. Based on the idea that theatre should stimulate the mind and the soul, they are committed to providing quality intelligent theatre in the mainstream.
Theatre | Training
Artistic Director: Kathryn Shaw
@Studio58Theatre | http://www.langara.bc.ca/studio-58/
Studio 58 is the professional theatre training program at Langara College, located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the only conservatory-style theatre training program in Western Canada and offers training for actors and production personnel.
Director: Brigitte Seib
Surrey Little Theatre has an excellent season ahead of us and we have lots of fun events coming up!
Co-Founders: Tracy Labrosse, Caitlin Clugston & Heather Evens
That Other Theatre Company was created by three actor friends in Vancouver: Tracy Labrosse, Caitlin Clugston and Heather Evens.
Artistic Director: Tim Carlson
@Conspiracy_Now | http://www.conspiracy.ca
Every year we strive to bring shows to our audiences that will ignite a passion for reading, a desire to explore, and an enthusiasm for imagining different places and people.
Artistic Director: David Diamond
@theatre4living | http://www.theatreforliving.com/
Founded in 1981, Theatre for Living is recognized globally as a leader in the creation of award winning theatre that stimulates community dialogue.
Artistic Director: Jay Hamburger
@intherawtheatre | http://www.theatreintheraw.ca/
Our company is dedicated to artistic grassroots theatre in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, as well as to presentations beyond B.C. borders.
Artistic Directors: Maiko Bae Yamamoto & James Long
@THTReplacement | http://www.theatrereplacement.org/
RECOGNIZE. MAGNIFY. REPRODUCE. Theatre Replacement builds performances that react to contemporary existence.
Artistic Director: Craig Holzschuh
@Seizieme | http://seizieme.ca/
As the only francophone professional theatre company in British Columbia, Théâtre la Seizième is a dynamic creative centre that commissions new works but also presents the most critically-acclaimed and engaging shows from all over Canada.
Musical Theatre | Classes
President: Shel Piercy
@tutsvancouver | http://www.tuts.ca/
Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is a not for profit society that entertains families through popular musical theatre shows while providing a vibrant outlet and training ground to develop amateur performers and technicians both young and old.
Theatre | Canadian
Artistic Director: Katrina Dunn
@touchstoneinvan | http://www.touchstonetheatre.com/
Touchstone Theatre develops and presents professional theatrical productions. We explore the contemporary Canadian play through content and form. We stimulate public interest in Canadian cultural perspectives.
Artistic Director: Charlie Black & Julian Legere
@2GVProductions | http://facebook.com/2GVProductions
Two Gentlemen of Vancouver is an up-and-coming company devoted to fostering the growth and creativity of emerging theatre artists through innovative and thought-provoking productions, ranging from Shakespeare to modern plays.
Artistic Director: Andree Karas
@United_ Players | http://www.unitedplayers.com/
United Players of Vancouver Theatre Company is a recognized community theatre company renowned for its exciting and demanding repertoire of high quality successful productions.
Theatre | New Works | Festival
Artistic Directors: Daniel Martin & David Mott
@UINATheatre | http://www.upintheairtheatre.com/
Upintheair Theatre is a populist theatre company that creates, produces and presents theatrical events exploring inspiration, collaboration and story. They are the producers of the annual rEvolver Theatre Festival.
Theatre | Festival
Executive Director: David Jordan
@vancouverfringe | http://www.vancouverfringe.com
OUR VISION: Theatre for Everyone | OUR MISSION: The First Vancouver Theatre Space Society (aka the Vancouver Fringe) exists to celebrate theatre and create opportunities for performing artists and audiences by by presenting the Vancouver Fringe Festival and its unjuried, uncensored, content; supporting emerging and established artists; collaborating with other leading arts organizations; and cultivating an accessible organizational environment.
General Manager: James W. Wright
@VancouverOpera | http://www.vancouveropera.ca/
Vancouver Opera is the second largest opera company in Canada. It is regarded worldwide for its fine mainstage productions.
Executive Director: Jay Ono
@VanTheatreSport | http://www.vtsl.com/
Vancouver TheatreSports® League is a unique professional theatre organization dedicated to the growth and exploration of exceptional improv-based work for the purpose of challenging and inspiring the community.
Artistic Director: Joan Bryans
VITAL SPARK theatre was formed in Vancouver in 2002. It is dedicated to breathing fresh life into the old; shining lights in dark corners; and giving voice to the unheard and the forgotten of B.C. history.
Artistic Director: Andy Thompson
@thevirtualstage | http://www.thevirtualstage.org/
The Virtual Stage is an award-winning, Vancouver-based, multimedia theatre company. The organization is primarily focused on the application of emerging technologies in theatre and the development of a dynamic, emerging art form that challenges the traditional boundaries between cinema and live performance.
Artistic Director: Daryl Cloran
@wctlive | http://www.wctlive.ca/
Western Canada Theatre will provide the Kamloops regional community with challenging professional live theatre. The Company will entertain, educate, enrich, and interact with the cultural mosaic of its community.
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