Vancouver Performing Arts

Most major music acts make a stop in Vancouver when they're on tour, so international celebrity shows complement a packed calendar of rising local bands and performing arts. Vancouver has plenty of film festivals, cutting-edge theater, comedy, opera, and ballet amid its artistic offerings, with many companies resident in town. The added frisson of celebrity sightings are common thanks to the city's

ever-strong film and TV industry (aka "Hollywood North").

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Arts Club Theatre Company

The Arts Club Theatre Company stages productions (a few by local playwrights) on three principal stages: the Stanley Industrial Alliance...

Ballet British Columbia

Innovative dances and timeless classics by internationally acclaimed choreographers are presented by Ballet BC. Most performances are...

Carousel Theatre for Young People

Children's theater is the focus here, with most performances across the street at the Waterfront Theatre, though some are elsewhere in...

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

This vast arts complex on the campus of the University of British Columbia includes a 1,200-seat concert hall, a theater, and a cinema.

Fifth Avenue Cinemas

This small multiplex shows foreign and independent films and has a bar-eatery in the lobby. ...

Firehall Arts Centre

Innovative theater and modern dance are showcased at this intimate Downtown space on the border of trendy Gastown and the struggling...

Pacific Cinémathèque

This not-for-profit society is dedicated to all things celluloid, from exhibitions and lectures to independent and international features.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Ballet, opera, touring Broadway musicals, and other large-scale events take place at the Queen Elizabeth. It seats more than 2,700 people,...

Rio Theatre

Built in 1938, this independent cinema is an East Vancouver legend. Take in a classic film, award-winning movie, concert, or production...

The Cultch

The Vancouver East Cultural Centre, often just referred to as the Cultch for short, is a multipurpose performance space that hosts music...


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