Western Gold Theatre is a Vancouver theatre company where all the performers are mature actors. Their shows usually take place at PAL Studio Theatre.
In November 2023 their fall season production was A Doll’s House Part 2.
Below you’ll find information about Western Gold Theatre in general as well as details about A Doll’s House Part 2.
Western Gold Theatre
Founded in 1994 by Joy Coghill O.C. in response to the dearth of roles for veteran professional artists in the Vancouver area, today Western Gold Theatre is the only professional theatre company in Western Canada solely devoted to providing work for and supporting senior (aged 55+) artists.
The company is committed to producing plays of the highest quality and relevance to audiences of all ages. They present theatre classics as well as newly commissioned Canadian and other works that reflect and illuminate the rich experience of our senior community.
All productions share a common element, one that guides their artistic choices – the all-important theme of how each of us embraces and/or confronts our lives and the passage of time. And, as part of their mandate, Western Gold also mentors emerging younger professional artists as they ‘share the boards’ with veteran actors and other artists.
The company presents both readings, plays in development and fully-realized productions on stage at PAL.
For specific performance dates and times, see Western Gold’s website.
About the PAL Studio Theatre
PAL Studio Theatre is an intimate theatre space located on the top floor of an eight story building at the foot of Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. Accessed by an elevator, the theatre has a small lounge area, refreshment bar and outside courtyard patio with amazing views of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains. The theatre auditorium seats 100-150 people.
Tips and Advice
Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your experience at the show.
TIP #1: Street parking in the area is for 2 hours max, which gives you just enough time. There is also a parkade on the other side of the street from the theatre.
TIP #2: Pal Studio Theatre is right by the Coal Harbour Seawall which is a lovely area to walk around. The H2 Kitchen & Bar is also right close by at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. It’s a nice place for a bite to eat either before or after the show.
A Doll’s House Part 2
A Doll’s House Part 2 was written by Tony nominated playwright Lucas Hnath. It’s a story directed by Seamus Fera, featuring the return of Nora Helmer. Her story continues as she confronts important people in her life. It’s an exploration of traditional gender roles, marriage and relationships in general.
For tickets and full details, see the westerngoldtheatre.org website.
Where and When is A Doll’s House Part 2?
In 2023 A Doll’s House Part 2 ran from November 9th to 26th at the PAL Studio Theatre at 300-581 Cardero Street in Vancouver.
Performances were at 7:30 pm from Wednesday to Sunday each week. Afternoon shows were also available at 2:00 pm on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday most weeks.
Admission to A Doll’s House Part 2 cost $25 on the first day. After that, tickets cost $32 for the afternoon shows and $36 for the evening performances.
Tickets were available online at www.westerngoldtheatre.org. Seating was unassigned, but it’s a small theatre and every seat was a good one.
To learn more about Western Gold Theatre, see the company’s website at westerngoldtheatre.org.
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