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An accomplished in-demand singer, Marion Newman is Kwagiulth and Stó:lō First Nations, English, Irish and Scottish heritage. Photo: Domoney Artists Management.

Marion Newman joins Chan Centre as guest curator for new Indigenous series

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia has announced the critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano Marion Newman will join the...
Once filled, boxes will be stored and remain sealed until they are re-opened in 2025.

Andy Warhol inspires Neworld Theatre’s Remember November: A Time Capsule Project

Combining a desire to create during the ever-dwindling opportunities for theatre artists, stay connected to the communities it serves and stave off pandemic fatigue,...
Photo by Nick Bolton/Unsplash.

B.C. health order shutters live theatre and music venues while restaurants & bars remain...

On November 19, the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer ordered individuals, workplaces, and businesses in B.C. to significantly reduce social interactions and travel. The...
The Firehall Arts Centre opens its doors for its fall/winter 2020 season.

The Firehall Arts Centre introduces new ticket pricing structure in light of the pandemic

In a media release, The Firehall Arts Centre has announced a new ticket pricing structure to accommodate patrons whose budgets have been affected by...
The 2020 Chutzpah! Festival will conclude with married comedy duo The El-Salomons broadcasting live from Brooklyn, New York and joined live by local comedians at the Rothstein Theatre in Vancouver. Photo by Colin Boyd Shafer.

Chutzpah! Festival celebrates 20 years in the age of the pandemic

This is likely not the way the Chutzpah! Festival's Jessica Mann Gutteridge had hoped to begin her time as the Festival's new artistic director....
Writer, storyteller, and musician Brendan McLeod explores themes of grief, war, and our collective connection to the past through the lens of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the words of the soldiers who were there.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge remembered in Brendan McLeod’s Ridge

Taking its cue from traditional Remembrance Day ceremonies that will look decidedly different across Canada in 2020, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts...
The Festival theme in 2020, This Gives Us Strength, takes on special meaning during these challenging times. Photo by David Cooper.

Cultural sharing in the Heart of the City

Like so many other arts events, the annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival is adapting to the pandemic. Smaller in scale this...
Illustrated by Keely O’Brien with an accompanying Halloween-themed play, Gateway Theatre's DIY paper theatre kits take inspiration from those sold at concession stands at opera houses, playhouses, and vaudeville theatres in early 19th century Europe.

Going DIY with Richmond’s Gateway Theatre

If the idea of returning to the theatre is a scary proposition right now, Richmond's Gateway Theatre might have the next best thing with...
Folk Lordz (Ben Gorodetsky & Todd Houseman) perform as part of this year's Vancouver Improv Fest.

Vancouver Improv Fest continues to bring the laughs despite the pandemic

The laughs go online as the Vancouver Improv Festival, one of North America's longest-running improv festivals, goes virtual this year due to the pandemic. "It...
Dozens of arts groups across Metro Vancouver including North Vancouver's Presentation House Theatre will light their exteriors red to raise awareness in support of Canadian live event workers who have lost their livelihoods due to COVID-19. Photo: Presentation House Theatre / Twitter.

Venues go red to shine a light on an industry that largely remains dark

Beginning one-hour after sundown tonight, dozens of arts groups across Metro Vancouver, including North Vancouver's Presentation House Theatre, will light their exteriors red. They join...

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