Presented by Realwheels Nov. 30 - Dec 10 2PM & 8PM
Join us for an evening of savage wit and uncompromising truth-telling! This award-winning dark comedy by David E. Freeman rocked the North American theatre world and changed Canadian theatre forever. Four men work in a sheltered workshop doing mundane work. Tired of the way they've been treated, they rebel and barricade themselves in the washroom.
Tickets: $18 - $40 - please call box office to book if seating accommodation is needed (Wheelchair, PCA, ASL, audio description) Added Value: • 2:1 SPECIAL TICKET PRICE for International Day of Disability on Sat. Dec 3 at 8 pm (plus post-show reception) • ASL and Audio Description on Sun. Dec 4th at 2 pm. • Post-show talk-backs on December 4 & 6 Running time: 75 minutes, no intermission. *Please note this is a rental presentation and is not eligible for Cultch subscriptions
East Van Panto: Little Red Riding Hood
12/04/16 To 12/31/16
Theatre Replacement (Vancouver) The Cultch 2016/17 Presentation Nov 23 – Dec 31  York Theatre - 639 Commercial
Little Red Riding Hood is bombing down the Adanac bike trail to deliver a basket of goodies to her sweet little granny. Easy, right? Not in the East Van Panto where everything gets real wacky, real fast! Cheer Little Red along as she battles everything from bike thieves to distracted drivers to The Big Bad Wolf.
Child tickets just $20 for any seat in the house! *Ages 18 and under
Family Packs (2 adult and 2 children tickets, Sec A) from just $120!
Your discount will automatically apply in the basket review after you hit "order seats"!
If you are experiencing difficulties purchasing this package please call the box office at 604-251-1363 and one of our agents will be happy to help!
A Christmas Carol in Gay Apparel
12/06/16 To 12/11/16
presented by The Leaping Thespians
Culture Lab December 6 to December 10 @ 8pm December 11 @ 2pm
Back by popular demand, this production is a beloved holiday tradition within the LGBTQ community, and is for anyone who loves a laugh. This parody of the Dickens classic tells the tale of Eleanor S. Crooge who must come out of the closet before it’s too late! Eight actors play thirty roles in this comedy with sketches, songs and drag. This is a heartwarming and funny show that will be sure to get you in the festive spirit.
Contains mature language and content
Ticket Prices: $23 (general)
New Years Eve Party
VOCW New Years Eve Dance Ring in the New Year and dance the night away with the Vancouver Outdoor Club for Women! Best women's party of the year at one of the classiest venues in the city. Fabulous DJ Denise. Dance room and bar/pub room. Light snacks served and champagne at midnight. Non-members welcome.
Where: The Cultch, 1895 Venable Street Doors open @ 8pm, Dec 31stm Dance ends @ 1am, Jan 1st. Ticket price: $30
Bleeding Heart Theatre (Vancouver) | Cultchivating The Fringe Award The Cultch 2016/17 Presentation Jan 10 - 21  Vancity Culture Lab – 1895 Venables
Inspired by his father's deployment in Afghanistan, Sean Harris Oliver's searing new play investigates the Afghan war through the eyes of a Canadian field medic, a doctor, and a recovery room nurse.
Portraits in Motion
01/24/17 To 01/26/17
Flipbook Cinema by and with Volker Gerling
Presented with the PuSh Performing Arts Festival January 24 – 26, 2017 at 8PM The flipbook is now a curio to most of us, but for Volker Gerling it’s something much more profound: a mode of moving image that captures the human presence in stillness as much as motion. Gerling embraces the traditions of the magic lantern and the drawing room raconteur. His works are rapidly taken still shots of people, arranged in order to move as they’re flipped through.
01/31/17 To 02/05/17
Quote Unquote Collective (Toronto) | Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival The Cultch 2016/17 Presentation Jan 31 – Feb 5  Historic Theatre - 1895 Venables
Mouthpiece follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. The push and the pull, the past and the present, the progress and the regression: this is the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman’s head. Interweaving a cappella harmony, text, and movement – Mouthpiece is a harrowing, humourous, and heart-wrenching journey into the female pysche.
Snowed In Comedy Tour
Presented by Snowed In Comedy Tour February 11, 2017 8:00PM The York Theatre
The Snowed In Comedy Tour has turned in to a Canadian success story. It has now grown to become one of the largest comedy tours in Canada. Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn is back along with the wild man MC Craig Campbell. The $25,000 great Canadian laugh off winner, Paul Myrehaug, returns this year as well as 5 time Canadian Comedian of the year nominee, Pete Zedlacher. Don’t miss out on the comedy show called "Better than the Just for Laughs tour".
** Please note this event is 19+ **
Please note this is rental event and is not eligible for Cultch subscriptions
02/15/17 To 02/19/17
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (Toronto) The Cultch 2016/17 Presentation Feb 15 - 19  Historic Theatre - 1895 Venables
A full-length solo performance from award-winning artistic director, choreographer, and performer Santee Smith (TransMigration), exploring our relationship to ancestors, the living universe, and renewal. The spellbinding score features elemental voices of Inuit singers Tanya Tagaq and Nelson Tagoona with musical composition by Cris Derksen, Jesse Zubot, Michael Red, and Adrian Harjo.
02/21/17 To 03/04/17
Amber Funk Barton and Mindy Parfitt (Vancouver) The Cultch 2016/17 Presentation Feb 21 – Mar 4  Vancity Culture Lab – 1895 Venables
am a explores identity through the lens of Neuroplasticity, a science that examines the brain’s capacity for change. But how do we change our brains? And if we can change, how far can we go? Using personal text, scientific writings, dance, song, and frivolity to explore personal confrontation, am a is a celebration of being human. Of daring to succeed. Of daring to fail.
2017 Chutzpah! Festival present Ali Hasan & Judy Gold - Comedy Double Bill
2017 Chutzpah! Festival presents: The Klezmatics World-renowned and Grammy-winning superstars of the klezmer world celebrating their 30th Anniversary and new cd.
The Klezmatics 2017 Chutzpah! Festival present ALI HASSAN and JUDY GOLD in a COMEDY DOUBLE BILL
ALI HASSAN in MUSLIM, INTERUPTED (Canada) New hilarious heartfelt one-man show “A gifted stand-up comic” - Montreal Gazette
Stand up JUDY GOLD (USA) "Judy Gold captures the audience from the moment she opens her mouth… fiercely funny, honest and moving." — New York Times
Elbow Room Café: The Musical
03/01/17 To 03/12/17
Zee Zee Theatre (Vancouver) The Cultch 2016/17 Presentation Feb 28 – Mar 12  York Theatre - 639 Commercial
A candid look inside Vancouver’s most iconic eatery: home of raucous service, celebrity sightings, and hearts of gold. Dave Deveau (My Funny Valentine) and Anton Lipovetsky (Broken Sex Doll) sink their teeth into the whimsy and heart of real life café owners Patrice and Bryan and explore how we age together in a Technicolour world.
The Daisy Theatre
03/21/17 To 04/09/17
Ronnie Burkett (Toronto) The Cultch 2016/17 Presentation Mar 21 – Apr 9  Historic Theatre - 1895 Venables
For ages 19+
Returning after three sold out runs, don’t miss your chance to see the production The Georgia Straight called “one of the best shows you’ll ever see.” Each performance will be different, daring, ridiculous, and on the edge in the hands of renowned puppeteer provocateur Ronnie Burkett and his resident company of over 40 marionettes.
Choreographer/creator Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg presents an exciting blend of dance and theatre with her signature comic sensibilities. How to Be is a close up look at how we think we "should" be, how we think others "should be," and the beautiful failure of it all.
04/18/17 To 04/30/17
Le Patin Libre (Montreal) The Cultch 2016/17 Presentation Apr 18 - 30  Brittania Ice Rink - 1661 Parker
Le Patin Libre is creating a new kind of ice dancing, far beyond the confines of traditional figure skating. There are no sparkles, no stereotypes, and no fuzzy animal costumes. An all-ages spectacle of dizzying spins, spiralling arabesques, and maximum fun.
Presented with Caravan World Rhythms
For ages 19+
April 21, 2017, 8PM
DakhaBrakha is world music quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha, create a world of unexpected new music.
The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.
Tickets from $29!
Mump and Smoot in Anything
04/25/17 To 05/06/17
Mump & Smoot (Toronto) The Cultch 2016/17 Presentation Apr 25 – May 6  York Theatre - 639 Commercial
For ages 19+ (except previews/matinee)
The famed Canadian clown duo return to The Cultch with a new work that will take Vancouver audiences yet again into the giddy, scary world of pure imagination. In their twisted netherworld, Mump and Smoot are confronted by a myriad of nightmarish obstacles that present themselves at every turn.
Cultch Gala 2017
This year we are proud to celebrate our nation’s 150th anniversary with our theme: Oh, Canada! It promises to be an evening full of surprises, paradoxes, and extraordinary entertainment! Enjoy great wine, food, and entertainment, all themed around our amazing country!
Tickets: $200 (receive a $150.00 tax receipt). Table Patron Sponsorships are also available – purchase a table of 12 for $5,000 and receive a $4,400 tax receipt! For patron sponsorship please contact Maureen Fleming at email@example.com.
05/02/17 To 05/13/17
Silvia Gallerano/Cristian Ceresoli | Frida Kahlo Production (Italy) | Richard Jordan Productions (UK) | PRESENTED with the Italian Cultural Centre The Cultch 2016/17 Presentation May 2 -13 Historic Theatre - 1895 Venables
Literally naked, internationally acclaimed Silvia Gallerano sings and howls this provocative and critically acclaimed text: a stream of consciousness that reveals, with rage and poetry, revolting human secrets, and a modern society that is powerful, desperate, vulnerable, and cutting. A multi-award winning sell-out hit across the world, La Merda is truly shocking and truly brilliant.
Children of God
05/17/17 To 06/03/17
A new musical by Corey Payette | World Premiere | Produced by The Cultch WITH THE National Arts Centre English Theatre (Ottawa), Raven Theatre (VANCOUVER), and Urban Ink Productions (Vancouver) The Cultch 2016/17 Presentation May 16 – Jun 3  York Theatre - 639 Commercial
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.