The cast of A Thousand Splendid Suns; photo by David Cooper

IN THE COMMUNITY

Summer Workshop Series 2021

Summer Workshop Series 2021

Join us this August for a free workshop series for youth and adults that explores different aspects of theatre creation through acting, writing, and theatre games! Each stand-alone workshop is open to every skill level and will dive into a different element of theatre, from comedy to mime to playwriting and more. Everyone can find a class they’ll love!

YOUTH (ages 12–18)
Scene Study—August 4, 3 PM
Creating Comedy—August 11, 3 PM
Mime and Physical Theatre: Out of the Imaginary Box—August 18, 3 PM

ADULTS (18+)
Creating Comedy—August 5, 11 AM
Playwriting 101—August 12, 11 AM
Own your Space—August 19, 11 AM

To learn more and register, visit: https://digital.artsclub.com/workshop


In Conversation: This Is Something Else

In Conversation: This Is Something Else

Join us in June for three live online events that take a deeper dive into the stories and histories explored in our podcast series This Is Something Else: Consciously Eclectic Histories of the Arts Club. Each conversation with a panel of Vancouver theatre artists invites you to reflect on different issues that have shaped our theatre ecosystem. For more information and to register, click here.


Write from the Wings

Write from the Wings

In April 2021, the Arts Club launched Write from the Wings, an in-house program offering brief, self-guided writing residencies to local writers at any stage of their careers. Throughout April and May, nearly 40 writers will be hosted, socially distanced, at the company’s three venues: the BMO Theatre Centre, Granville Island Stage, and Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

Aware of the pressures of working from home, the Arts Club will provide a quiet environment for writers looking for alternative work spaces as stages remain dark.

April
Tara Avery; Scott Bellis; Scott Button; Torquil Campbell; Anh Bich Chu; Jennifer Copping; Samantha Coughlan; Dawson; Olivia Etey; Alexander Forsyth; Lucia Frangione; Katie Gartlan-Close; Rami Kahlon; Chris Lam; Sarah Marchand; Yumi Ogawa; Tom Pickett; Robyn Ross; K.C. Novak

May
Nisar Ahmad; Justin Anthony; Annahis Sonia Basmadjian; Sara Bynoe; Quinn Cartwright; Katie Cowger; Francis Dowlatabadi; Adriana Jones; Bianca Kenna; Chris King; Alexandra Lainfiesta; Simon MacIntyre; Sarah McCready; Britt McGillivray; David Mott; Rachel Peake; Olesia Shewchuk; Natasha Zacher


Digital Edition

Digital Edition

Physical separation can't stop us from connecting via the power of theatre! While the Arts Club's stages are dark, check out our portal for new and archived digital content, as well as a calendar of online events.


Past Events

The Shoe Project, January 2020 - Photo by Moonrider Productions

The Shoe Project, January 2020

The Arts Club was thrilled to host The Shoe Project, which brought to the stage eleven amazing women who shared their stories of arrival and adaptation to Canada—through a pair of shoes.

The Shoe Project logo


Symposium: Theatre and Accessibility in a Digital World, October 2019 - Photo by Moonrider Productions

Symposium: Theatre and Accessibility in a Digital World, October 2019

“How can we use digital technology to provide access for theatre patrons, artists, and community members living with disabilities who currently encounter barriers to the traditional theatre experience?” This question was explored during the symposium, organized jointly by the Arts Club and Bard on the Beach, in October 2019. Visit theatresymposium.com to continue the conversation.

This symposium was made possible by the generous support from the Canada Council’s Digital Strategy Fund

Canada Counsel for the Arts


Culture Days,  September 2019 - Photo by Hila Graf

Culture Days, September 2019

Our annual participation with Culture Days aims to spread the joy of theatre with the Arts Club Fun House at the BMO Theatre Centre, an interactive session for adults and children. Our amazing staff presented costumes, props, and special effects and shared the magic of theatre-making!

Culture Days Logo


Citizenship Ceremony, April 2019 - Photo by Dan Toulgoet

Citizenship Ceremony, April 2019

The Arts Club is proud to host an annual Citizenship Ceremony. Last spring, we celebrated with 36 new Canadians at the BMO Theatre Centre.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Building Citizenship