Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company puts on plays and runs the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage and Newmont Stage.
Showing at the Arts Club until July 31st is the play Kinky Boots. Showing from July 28th to August 21st is Made in Italy.
Also taking place in Vancouver are three different productions at Bard on the Beach which run all summer until September. We’ve scene A Midsummer Night’s Dream and it was wonderful! We Will Rock You and Something Rotten are also showing at Theatre Under the Stars in Stanley Park. Their musicals are also exceptional!
This article contains the following information about the Arts Club:
The Arts Club
Some of the best live theatre in Vancouver is put on by the Arts Club which is a non-profit organization. It’s also Canada’s largest theatre company west of Ontario. Over 250,000 people see its shows annually!
If you like high-quality live theatre, then shows by the Arts Club are great ones to see!
Arts Club Shows in 2022/23
The Arts Club announced their 2022/23 season schedule in early April, 2022. After a couple years of greatly reduced show numbers, this upcoming season is set to be a return to a more pre-pandemic number of productions.
There are 13 shows scheduled to take place from September, 2022 to August, 2023. They are split into series held at each of the three different venues used by the Arts Club. Single-show tickets go on sale in the summer. As of April, however, you can subscribe to series of shows at each theatre. Below is the list of productions for this season.
These five shows are held at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. A subscription to all the shows costs between $146 and $444.
- Peter Pan Gone Wrong – September 8th to October 16th, 2022.
- Forgiveness – January 12th to February 12th, 2023.
- Sense and Sensibility – March 2nd to April 2nd, 2023.
- The Legend of Georgia McBride – April 20th to May 21st, 2023.
- Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – June 8th to August 6th, 2023.
Granville Island Series
These four shows take place at the Granville Island Stage. A subscription to all of them costs between $108 and $204.
- Mom’s the Word: Talkin’ Turkey – October 27th, 2022, to January 1st, 2023.
- The Cull – January 26th to February 26th, 2023.
- Rubaboo – March 30th to April 30th, 2023.
- Million Dollar Quartet – June 22nd to August 6th, 2023.
These three shows are held at the Newmont Stage, A subscription for all three costs between $75 and $90.
- Redbone Coonhound – October 6th to 30th, 2022.
- Me Love Bingo!: Best in Show – December 1st, 2022, to January 1st, 2023.
- Teenage Dick – February 9th to March 5th, 2023.
In addition to the above shows, there is also The Sound of Music set to run from November 10th to December 24th, 2022. This show can be added to any of the above subscriptions at an extra cost of $60.
It’s also possible to purchase a 6Tix subscription made up of any six shows of your choosing. For more details on the shows and ticketing options click Arts Club 2022/23 Season.
Arts Club Theatre Venues
Three different theatre venues belong to the Arts Club Theatre Company. They are the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage and Newmont Stage. Performances take place at all three locations. Each venue is also available for private groups to rent.
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
The Stanley is a 650-seat theatre located at 2750 Granville Street, by 12th Avenue, so just a few blocks south of West Broadway. It’s the largest of the Arts Club’s three venues and its building has been hosting both films and live shows since the early 1930s.
Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
The Newmont Stage is a 250-seat Studio Theatre located at 162 West 1st Avenue, so not far from Vancouver’s Olympic Village. (Note: This venue used to be called the Goldcorp Stage.)
Granville Island Stage
So you know what the Granville Island Stage venue looks like from the outside, and how close it is to the public market, take a look at the following video clip.
To see what’s showing and to buy tickets, click Arts Club Theatre.
Tips and Advice
Below are some suggestions and extra information to help you make the most out of your show experience with the Arts Club.
TIP #1: Give yourself lots of time to get to the venues and find parking. The last thing you want is the stress of getting stuck in traffic and arriving late.
TIP #2: Parking at Granville Island after 6 o’clock is free.
TIP #3: After arriving early, kill some time by going for a walk or having a refreshment at a nearby coffee shop, bar or restaurant. Olympic Village and the False Creek waterfront are close to the Newmont Stage. Granville Island is also a great place to explore, and Granville Street around the Stanley Industrial Stage has a fair number of interesting shops.
TIP #4: The Stanley, Granville Island Stage and Newmont Stage are all located in parts of town with a good number of excellent bars and restaurants. Go early and enjoy dinner before the show.
TIP #5: The Arts Club has a number of theatre partner restaurants. Show your same-day theatre ticket to one of them and get a 15% discount off your bill. (Alcohol and already-discounted items are excluded.) Click Theatre Partner Discounts for details.
TIP #6: The Arts Club is a great theatre company. The odds of their shows being good and you liking them are very high.
Supporting the Arts Club
Did you know that the Arts Club is a charity? In order to stage the world-class productions that you see on their stages, the Arts Club relies on the support from donors and sponsors. But that’s not all! The Arts Club also offers a number of Education & Outreach programs as well as New Play Development programs – all of which are supported by the generosity of the community.
If you are interested in supporting the Arts Club, consider making a tax-deductible donation through their website, or by calling 604.687.5315, ext. 847.
The Arts Club is a great organization and they produce some amazing shows! Vancouver and the local arts community wouldn’t be the same without them!
For more information about the Arts Club Theatre Company, its shows and various venues, check out the Arts Club‘s official website.
For information about other shows, performing arts companies and major events in the Lower Mainland, check out the following:
- Shows & Entertainment Calendar
- Vancouver Theatre Companies and Venues
- Entertainment in Vancouver
- Festivals and Events Calendar