Deep Cove Shaw Theatre is a small community theatre venue in North Vancouver. It’s used by the Deep Cove Stage Society and First Impressions Theatre.
The theatre is located in the Deep Cove Cultural Centre which is also home to the Deep Cove Heritage Society and Seymour Art Gallery.
BUSYBODY COMEDY IN MARCH 2023
The play Busybody by Jack Popplewell shows at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre from March 30th until April 14th. There is also an extra preview night, on Wednesday, March 29th, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lions Gate. Partial proceeds from the sale of tickets that night benefit local youth projects.
In addition to the show on March 29th benefiting local charitable causes, the play also takes place on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays between March 30th and April 14th at 8:00 pm. Matinees also happen on April 9th and 15th at 2:00 pm.
Busybody is a murder-mystery/comedy. Detective Superintendent Baxter has to solve the case, but the key witness is both a busybody and a friend of the detective’s from a long time ago.
Click Busybody Fundraising Show for tickets to the event on March 29th. If you buy tickets for that night not only will you see a great show, but you’ll benefit youth in the community too. To learn about the show on other nights, see the Deep Cove Theatre website.
Theatre in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove
The Deep Cove Cultural Centre has served as a hub of community theatre in the village of Deep Cove in North Vancouver for around 30 years. Two small theatre companies share the centre: the Deep Cove Stage Society (DCSS) and First Impressions Theatre. The centre’s main venue, the Shaw Theatre, seats just 130 people.
Productions at the theatre are often created by and/or star local artists. The shows provide a more casual experience than major blockbuster productions put on at places like the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and other larger venues. The quality of the plays by both Deep Cove Stage and First Impressions Theatre though is usually quite high.
Both of the theatre companies aim to foster a real sense of community in their work. In the case of the Deep Cove Stage, that includes opening up productions to volunteer help. Those who are interested can sign up to help design posters, build sets and even contribute to helping run parts of the shows themselves on performance nights!
While the theatre companies are the headliners, the centre is also home to the Seymour Art Gallery as well as the Deep Cove Heritage Society.
Location and Theatre Ticket Prices
The Deep Cove Cultural Centre is located at 4360 Gallant Avenue in Deep Cove which is a village on Vancouver’s North Shore. The theatre is located right in the heart of Deep Cove which means that picturesque views of the water are mere minutes away on foot.
The admission cost for shows by the Deep Cove Stage Society and First Impressions Theatre are comparable. Tickets usually cost around $20 to $30 depending on what show it is and how old you are.
As mentioned above, the theatre companies are not the only groups that call the Deep Cove Cultural Centre home. Also based at the centre are the Seymour Art Gallery and Deep Cove Heritage Society.
The Seymour Art Gallery
The Seymour Art Gallery is a small gallery which is free of charge for everyone to visit. It has different temporary exhibitions to explore. The gallery is usually open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from Tuesdays to Sundays.
On top of its main exhibitions, the gallery has regular workshops that are designed especially for families. Most of the workshops are in-person, but some of them can be accessed online.
For more information on the workshops and the rest of the venue see the Seymour Art Gallery website.
The Deep Cove Heritage Society
The Deep Cove Heritage Society is another non-profit organization based at the centre. It seeks to preserve the history of the community. The society’s office is open to the public by appointment Wednesday to Sunday between the hours of 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
The heritage society has collected photographs, audio tapes and other records since the 1980s. There are thousands of artifacts in its collection and the society has published two books detailing the area’s history. There are also online articles and video you can explore on the Deep Cove Heritage Society website.
For more information about the theatre in Deep Cove you can visit the Deep Cove Stage‘s website or First Impressions Theatre‘s website.
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Other North Shore and Metro Vancouver theatre companies and venues include the following (among many others):
- The Improv Centre (on Granville Island)
- Massey Theatre (in New Westminster)
- House of Comedy (in New Westminster)
- Arts Club Theatre Company (in Vancouver)
- Metro Theatre (in Vancouver)
- Gateway Theatre (in Vancouver)
- Bard on the Beach (at Vanier Park in the Summer)
- Theatre Under the Stars (in Vancouver)
- Vancouver Opera (in Vancouver)
- Kay Meek Centre (in West Vancouver)
- Centenial Theatre (in North Vancouver)
- Presentation House Theatre (in North Vancouver)
- BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts (In North Vancouver)