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am a 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 Hassan & Judy Gold - Comedy Double Bill
2017 Chutzpah! Festival present Ali Hassan & Judy Gold - Comedy Double Bill 02/24/17

2017 Chutzpah! Festival presents:

The  2017 Chutzpah! Festival present
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
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.

Get 15% off your food bill at the real Elbow Room Café - 560 Davie St. when you show your Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical ticket stub!
disPLACE: Refugee Stories in Their Own Words
disPLACE: Refugee Stories in Their Own Words 03/05/17 To 03/05/17

Presented by Dark Glass Theatre
March 5,  2017 3PM & 8PM
Vancity Culture Lab

How far would you go to protect your family? This brand new production shares the real-life experiences of refugees to Canada. Five actors transform into multiple characters in this unforgettable journey, knit together by original music and verbatim testimony.
Discover the personal, human stories hidden beneath the headlines. From Mennonite immigrants who fled Europe after World War II, to the current global refugee crisis, the stories in disPLACE shine a light on the bonds that tie all of us together.

Each performance is followed by an optional talkback with the cast.

Tickets: Matinee:  $15 plus GST and applicable service charges    Evening: $20 plus GST and applicable service charges

Please note this is rental event and is not eligible for Cultch subscriptions

Le Gala des Rendez-vous de la Francophonie
Le Gala des Rendez-vous de la Francophonie 03/10/17

Presented by Le Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver
March 10, 2017

The Historic Theatre

The 9th edition of Vancouver’s annual Francophone comedy event is back! Presented by the Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver, in collaboration with Juste pour rire (Just for Laughs), Le Gala des Rendez-voux de la Francophonie and the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, this show brings together well-known and emerging Franco-Canadian talents to delight the audience with a memorable evening of comedy, in French.

This edition will present an excellent line-up of six talented performers - Mario Jean, Frank Grenier, Didier Lambert, Jessie Sheeby, Bruno Baronet and Michou.

Pre Sale Member: $25
Pre Sale Non- Member: $30

At Door Member: $30
At Door Non- Member: $35

Please note this is rental event and is not eligible for Cultch subscriptions

Belfast Girls
Belfast Girls 03/15/17 To 03/18/17

Presented by Peninsula Productions
March 15-18, 2017
8:00PM (2 & 8PM March 18)
Vancity Culture Lab

Peninsula Productions is proud to present the Canadian Premiere of Jaki McCarrick’s captivating play Belfast Girls. The play tells the story of five young women who escape starvation in 1850 Ireland by winning passage on a ship bound for Australia as part of Earl Grey’s ‘orphan scheme.’ McCarrick examines themes of class, race and misogyny through the turbulent journey of these women’s lives.

Tickets: $30-Adult $25-Student/Senior

Please note this is rental event and is not eligible for Cultch subscriptions



The Daisy Theatre
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.

Abracadabra 03/31/17 To 04/15/17

Presented by Camilo the Magician
March 31, 2017
April 1,7,8,14,15

The York Theatre

Prepare yourself for a truly amazing and magical experience with Camilo the Magician. After a  sold out season across Canada in 2016, Camilo is thrilled to be coming to The York Theatre with his latest offering: ABRACADABRA. A magic show for the entire family! Camilo takes on the roll of the classic magician; bringing unique and fascinating illusions back to life!

Parts of the proceeds from these show are going directly to Morquio B. join us for an amazing show and help us raise funds and awareness to this great cause.

Adult: $35
Child (13 and Under): $25
Student/Senior: $30

Family Pack: $99 (2 adults, 2 child) Enter promo code: tamariz in the coupon area and hit "apply coupon" to redeem.

Please note this is rental event and is not eligible for Cultch subscriptions

How To Be
How To Be 04/12/17 To 04/15/17

Tara Cheyenne Performance (Vancouver)
The Cultch 2016/17 Presentation
Apr 12 - 15   
Historic Theatre - 1895 Venables

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.

Almost, Maine
Almost, Maine 04/15/17 To 04/22/17

Presented by ARTery Collective
April 15-22
The Vancity Culture Lab

ARTery collective is proud to bring its inaugural production of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine to The Cultch LAB.

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.
ALMOST, MAINE: It’s love. But not quite.

General: $25.00

Please note this is rental event and is not eligible for Cultch subscriptions

Vertical Influences
Vertical Influences 04/18/17 To 04/30/17

Le Patin Libre (Montreal)
The Cultch 2016/17 Presentation
Apr 18 - 30   
Britannia 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.

Dakhabrakha 04/21/17

Presented with Caravan World Rhythms
For ages 19+

April 21, 2017, 8PM
York Theatre

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!

*Groups of 8 or more will receive an automatic $5 per ticket discount at the final checkout screen

Mump and Smoot in Anything
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
Cultch Gala 2017 04/29/17
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
La Merda
La Merda 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
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.

Northern Tapestry- A Lost World 05/18/17
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