Updated May 15, 2020

Dear patrons,

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well.

As the world continues to navigate this unprecedented crisis, we want to extend our sincerest thanks for the understanding and patience that you—our greater Arts Club family of valued donors, patrons, subscribers, and theatre-lovers­—have shown us, especially with regard to our programming.

In light of the B.C. government's announcement on May 6—which stated that gatherings of over 50 people are not possible for the foreseeable future—we have made the heartbreaking decision to cancel the remaining productions in our current season, which would have run through the summer.


carried away on the crest of a wave
Every Brilliant Thing
'da Kink in my Hair
Kinky Boots
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
The Wedding Party (partial)
Kim’s Convenience on tour (partial)

We understand that this decision raises questions about our next season. Please know that we are trying to envision our “new normal” in the upcoming 2020–2021 season, the programming for which remains uncertain at this time. We are involved in many discussions with our staff, artists, and co-producers nationwide to reimagine how we can continue to engage with our audiences in a meaningful way. This may mean a reduction in the number of shows from what was originally planned. You can be assured that we don’t take this situation lightly, and we’re striving to make choices that ensure the safety of our patrons and theatre community.

If you have let us know what you would like to do with the value of your tickets for the 2019–2020 and/or 2020–2021 seasons, please rest assured that your request has been received and no further action is required. You will receive a confirmation email when your request has been fulfilled. Thank you for your patience.


We’re eager to bring light, laughter, and enriching stories back to our stages as soon as it is safe to do so. Until then, we’ll keep delivering great online content to your homes through our Digital Edition and using our space at the BMO Theatre Centre as a site for COVID-19 initiatives, such as sewing masks and scrub caps. Stay connected with the Arts Club and the wider theatre community through our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @theArtsClub.


While we await the time until we can come together again, we humbly ask you to consider donating to our Chrysalis Campaign. If you are in a position to make a tax-deductible gift today, it will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $100,000, thanks to the generosity of a group of board members and donors. Your gift will help the Arts Club during this uncertain time and ensure that we can continue our mission to provide opportunities for the Vancouver theatre community through unique and moving productions, affordable tickets for youth, and creative education programs.


You’ve helped us blossom over the past 56 seasons, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our venues. We deeply appreciate your patience and your vital support of the performing arts. We couldn’t do this without you.


Ashlie Corcoran, Artistic Director
Peter Cathie White, Executive Director