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Our holiday guide to the performing arts in Vancouver

Our holiday guide to the performing arts in Vancouver

With the festive season well underway we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than taking in a live show. Here is our...
Actor Zack Scott today (left) and as the notorious bully "Scut" Farkus (right) in the 1983 comedy A Christmas Story.

Live with actor Zack Ward (aka “Scut” Farkas) from A Christmas Story

Like many households around the country, no Christmas is complete without an annual viewing of the 1983 comedy A Christmas Story. Christmas came early this...
The Best of 2019

The best of the year: our contributors pick the outstanding shows of 2019

Each year, the contributors at Vancouver Presents take a look back at the previous twelve months to identify those shows that impacted them the...
High Water from multidisciplinary performance artist Robert Leveroos, under his moniker Macromatter, is one of six world premieres from local artists and companies at the 16th annual PuSh Festival.

6 world premieres from Vancouver artists and companies are on tap for next year’s...

The 2020 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh) will feature an impressive 27 works from 24 companies from nine different countries. But what makes...
Comedian Graham Clark (above) will perform for 24-hours in Vancouver while Pat Thornton does the same in Toronto.

Comedians take to the stage simultaneously in Vancouver and Toronto for 24-hour fundraiser

In what organizers are calling the “Mount Everest of endurance comedy,” Vancouver-based comedian Graham Clark will take to the Havana Theatre stage at 8...
“When I heard about the Arts Umbrella building project, I knew this was a unique opportunity to create a legacy in Bob’s name and provide young people with access to the programs and performances that he so loved.” - Robert Lemon

Arts Umbrella names theatre and music department after long-time arts supporter

In a media release, Arts Umbrella has announced its theatre and music department will be named after the late Robert (Bob) Ledingham following a...
“2019 will be my final year with Chutzpah! as I move into a new chapter in my creative and personal journey. After a 20-year career as a professional dancer I could not have landed in a better spot than here at Chutzpah! and the JCC working with so many amazing people — which allowed me the space, generosity, trust, and understanding of my ‘no holds bar’ approach to work and life — which ultimately resulted in a second career and artistic vision that I am so proud of. I look forward to sharing my last Festival with you!” - Mary-Louise-Albert.

Mary-Louise Albert gets ready for her final bow at this year’s Chutzpah Festival

After 15 years at the helm of the Chutzpah Festival, artistic managing director Mary-Louise Albert is going out on top. But don't expect it...
El Jaguar Fiesta Tour Vancouver is one of the many public performances taking place during the 2019 International Theatresports Institute Conference and Festival.

Live at the Improv with El Jaguar

With over 100 improv actors from 18 countries, Vancouver TheatreSports is literally bringing the world to our city as it hosts the 2019 edition...
Sean Harris Oliver & Tetsuro Shigematsu are among the five Canadians on the finalist list for this year’s Governor General drama award.

Two Vancouver playwrights are finalists for this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards

They say, it is an honour just to be nominated. Vancouver playwrights Sean Harris Oliver and Tetsuro Shigematsu agree as the two find themselves...
El Jaguar Fiesta Tour Vancouver is one of the many public performances taking place during the 2019 International Theatresports Institute Conference and Festival.

Vancouver TheatreSports brings the funny from around world to Granville Island this fall

With over 100 improv actors from 18 countries, Vancouver TheatreSports is literally bringing the world to our city as it gets set to host...

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