The cast of A Thousand Splendid Suns


The Shoe Project

The Shoe Project

The Shoe Project is an inspirational night of storytelling about immigration and resilience. It brings to the stage twelve amazing women who share their stories of arrival and adaptation to Canada—through a pair of shoes.

From India, Kurdistan in Iran, Eritrea, Israel, China, Bangladesh, Syria, Russia, Kenya, and Brazil, the performers have been coached in writing by author Caroline Adderson and in performance by voice coaches Sindy Angel and Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg. Their stories of migration will walk you far beyond your daily experience.

"Shoes accompany us on all our journeys. They say who we are, where we came from and where we are going."
—Katherine Govier, The Shoe Project Founder

Sat, Jan 15, 7 PM
Sun, Jan 16, 2 PM
Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre

162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: $22


The Shoe Project

The Shoe Project is generously supported by The Fund of Gender Equality. The Fund for Gender Equality is supported by a collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada and the Equality Fund, with support from the Government of Canada.

Artists for Afghanistan

In collaboration with Carey Perloff, the director of the American Conservatory Theater's production of A Thousand Splendid Suns, and Haysam Kadri, the director of the Arts Club's, we’ve produced this video to help the theatre community support the ongoing crisis both within Afghanistan and amongst refugees. Three short sections of the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns are being read that speak to this moment. Reading these sections are Afghan-American actors Fatima Wardak, Yousof Soultani, and Kris Zarif.

We encourage you to take the time to watch this video and learn more about organizations supporting Afghan refugees.

Community Jam

Community members (aged 18+) are invited to several free and social online theatre sessions. Get creative, playful, and meet new friends!


Photo by Albert Normandin

Master Workshop Series

Join us for the Master Workshop Series, a unique program for youth offered by the Arts Club and Arts Umbrella! This eight-class series offers budding actors aged 13–18 a chance to hone their skills and learn from the industry’s best as they explore podcasting, puppetry, fight choreography, physical theatre, and more!


Past Events

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 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

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

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