Special Performances

Join us for enlightening talks on the second Sunday of every production at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. Talks starts at 1 PM, show at 2 PM.

September 16, 2018
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Discovering Acting Through Autism
Speaker: Jake Anthony
Jake Anthony is an autistic actor and advocate for individuals with disabilities. He will talk about how, after being diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of four, his discovery of acting changed his life forever.

Jake Anthony is a professional actor and disability rights advocate living with autism. Theatre credits include: Sequence (Presentation House Theatre), Day of the Dead (Mortal Coil), The Zombie Syndrome (Virtual Stage), The Stranger (Upintheair Theatre/rEvolver Festival), Emma (Metro), Just Watch Me: A Trudeau Rock Musical (Firehall), as well as seven productions in the Vancouver Fringe Festival. As an advocate, Jake has worked with many regional and provincial non-profit organizations such as: Inclusion BC, Autism Canada, BC Council for Families, Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network and he is currently the Chair of the TransLink Access Transit Users’ Advisory Committee. He is thrilled to be the Cultural Creative Consultant on the Arts Club’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time! Jake is a graduate of the William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study at VanArts.

October 28, 2018
Sweat
February 3, 2019
The Matchmaker
March 31, 2019
The Orchard (After Chekhov)
May 26, 2019
Matilda the Musical

7:30 PM show followed by a chat with the cast. Discover how actors get into character and where directors get their inspiration.

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

September 25, 2018
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
November 6, 2018
Sweat
February 12, 2019
The Matchmaker
April 9, 2019
The Orchard (After Chekhov)
June 4, 2019
Matilda the Musical

Granville Island Stage

October 9, 2018
Mustard
December 4, 2018
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
February 26, 2019
The Shoplifters
April 23, 2019
Bed & Breakfast

Goldcorp Stage

December 11, 2018
Blind Date
February 19, 2019
True Crime
March 26, 2019
Redpatch
May 14, 2019
The Great Leap

Vocal Eye

The Arts Club is proud to offer VocalEye Described Performances at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage and the Granville Island Stage this season.

Each performance listed below will be described live for patrons who are blind and partially sighted. The description will not be audible to the general audience. Ten minutes before the show begins, VocalEye patrons will hear a brief description of the set, characters, props and costumes. Once the show begins, the VocalEye describer will convey important visual information and physical action, live, between the actors' lines. Patrons can reserve their tickets and description equipment by calling the Arts Club Box Office at 604.697.1644. The equipment consists of a handheld receiver and a single plastic earpiece that fits over either ear. The receivers are also compatible with most personal earbuds and headphones. Equipment is available, at no charge, for pickup at the VocalEye table in the lobby up to one hour before showtime. VocalEye’s Theatre Buddies will be available to escort you to your seats and assist you with setting up your receiver and ear piece. For more information, call our box office at 604.687.1644.

Please note that Friday performances are based on availability

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

September 30, 2018
October 5, 2018
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
November 11, 2018
December 16, 2018
Sweat
December 9, 2018
December 12, 2018
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
February 17, 2019
February 22, 2019
The Matchmaker
April 14, 2019
April 19, 2019
The Orchard (After Chekhov)
June 9, 2019
June 14, 2019
Matilda the Musical

Granville Island Stage

October 9, 2018
October 19, 2018
Mustard
December 4, 2018
December 14, 2018
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
February 26, 2019
March 8, 2019
The Shoplifters
April 23, 2019
May 3, 2019
Bed & Breakfast

What is a relaxed performance?

An inclusive experience designed to welcome patrons of all ages and sensitivities, a relaxed performance contains modifications to the conventions of traditional theatre to maximize the comfort of our attendees.

Differences that you may notice

  • House lights will remain on at a dimmed level
  • Music and sound levels will be lowered
  • Lights and projections will be more subdued
  • The audience is welcome to move around and make noise
  • Designated standing areas will be available inside the theatre
  • Use of communication boards and other technology, such as cell phones and tablets, are welcome (however, we ask that you not take photos)
  • A Relaxation Station in the lobby will be equipped with a live feed of the show for those who need to take a break from the theatre, but don’t want to miss what’s happening on stage
  • Patrons are asked to avoid wearing perfume, cologne, or other scented products

How to book

Tickets for the relaxed performance can be booked online or by calling the box office at 604.687.1644. If your party has specific access needs that we should be aware of, please call the box office or email us at boxoffice@artsclub.com.

Preparing for a relaxed performance

A visual story to aid patrons in preparing for the relaxed performance will be emailed two weeks prior to the date of the show. This will also be made available online.

Familiarization tours will be available upon request to those who may experience anxiety in new/unfamiliar spaces. Please contact Kevan Ellis, Interim Director of Education, at kellis@artsclub.com.

Upcoming relaxed performance:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
September 30, 2018
7 PM
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
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