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 22, 2019 – 2 PM
A Thousand Splendid Suns
November 17, 2019 – 2 PM
The Sound of Music
February 2, 2020 – 2 PM
Noises Off
March 29, 2020 – 2 PM
carried away on the crest of a wave
May 31, 2020 – 2 PM
Kinky Boots

 

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

October 1, 2019 – 7:30 PM
A Thousand Splendid Suns
November 26, 2019 – 7:30 PM
The Sound of Music
February 11, 2020
Noises Off – 7:30 PM
April 7, 2020 – 7:30 PM
carried away on the crest of a wave
June 9, 2020
Kinky Boots – 7:30 PM

Granville Island Stage

October 15, 2019 – 7:30 PM
The Birds & the Bees
February 25, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Cipher
May 5, 2020 – 7:30 PM
’da Kink in my Hair
July 14, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Goldcorp Stage

October 29, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Cost of Living
December 10, 2019 – 7:30 PM
It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle
March 17, 2020 – 7:30 PM
The Wedding Party
April 21, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Every Brilliant Thing

Vocal Eye

The Arts Club is proud to offer VocalEye Live Description for people who are blind or partially sighted at the Stanley Industrial 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

October 6, 2019 – 2 PM
October 11, 2019 – 8 PM
A Thousand Splendid Suns
December 1, 2019 – 2 PM
December 6, 2019 – 8 PM
The Sound of Music
February 16, 2020 – 2 PM
February 21, 2020 – 8 PM
Noises Off
April 12, 2020 – 2 PM
April 17, 2020 – 8 PM
carried away on the crest of a wave
June 14, 2020 – 2 PM
June 19, 2020 – 8 PM
Kinky Boots

Granville Island Stage

October 15, 2019 – 7:30 PM
October 25, 2019 – 8 PM
The Birds & the Bees
December 24, 2019 – 6 PM
January 3, 2020 – 8 PM
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
February 25, 2020 – 7:30 PM
March 6, 2020 – 8 PM
Cipher
May 5, 2020 – 7:30 PM
May 15, 2020 – 8 PM
’da Kink in my Hair
July 14, 2020 – 7:30 PM
July 24, 2020 – 8 PM
Peter Pan Goes Wrong

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

Read our Visual story for a complete look at how to get to the theatre, a peek inside the Granville Island Stage, and additional information about the show. It will help give you an idea of what the experience at the theatre will be like.

Read Visual Story

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

GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY

Roberta Beiser