Vancouver Opera 2020-2021 Season

Vancouver Opera is going digital! Productions are being taken off the stage and designed specifically for enjoyment on 4K flat screen TV or even your portable smart device. This digital season is a first for Vancouver Opera. For the full program visit our opera page at

How to watch For only $99, you get the best seats in the house to a full digital season of opera. Unlimited on-demand access to all the performances for you, and your household to enjoy! Visit the Vancouver Opera website or details:

2020 Vancouver Fringe Festival

September 10-20; October 1-10; October 29-November 8 & November 26-December 6 | Granville Island at Performance Works, Picnic Pavilion, and Yellow Crane Pad

The Vancouver Fringe Theatre Society plans to move forward with staggered dates for the 2020 Vancouver Fringe Festival. Limited live performances and events will take place from September 10 to 20 and extend to select dates in the subsequent months: October 1-10, October 29- November 8, and tentatively November 26-December 6.The Fringe Festival kicks off on September 10 at 6 pm with its Opening Night Free-For-All, which will take place virtually. Patrons are invited to join this online gathering for inside scoop on the highly anticipated 2020 Digital Program Guide.

Tickets are $15 and available online at The Fringe membership fee, which is required to purchase Festival tickets, starts at $7.


When, Where & How September 24–October 7, 2020 | available throughout BC | on the VIFF Connect streaming platform

VIFF has announced programming for this year's festival! Showcasing more than 100 feature films and events, including a blend of boundary-pushing Canadian work, East Asian cinema, provocative documentaries, elevated genre cinema, and some festival favourites. Those attending the in-cinema program during VIFF will experience the newly renovated VIFF Centre. The first major renovation in the space’s 15-year history, the $2.8 million undertaking features a new 41-seat Studio Theatre, a dedicated Education Suite, a New Media Lab and a redesigned atrium.
To explore VIFF’s complete 2020 programming, visit

Tickets and Information Connect Festival Subscriptions $60 Regular / $30 Students; VIFF Connect Gold Subscription $95; Connect Streaming Tickets $9 / In-Cinema Tickets $15; VIFF Talks $10; VIFF AMP Pass $45 / Tickets $10; Totally Indie Day $45 / $30 Students. Single Tickets and Subscriptions available at

Close to Home: New works by David Wilson

Dates, Times & Venue Oct. 1 - 22, 2020; Tues - Sat 11am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 4pm | Kurbatoff Gallery, 2435 Granville Street, Vancouver

With his newest collection, Close to Home — his first since 2019’s Everywhere From Here — artist David Wilson offers a peek at those final, pre-COVID days. In the poignantly titled “Come Back to Me”, Wilson’s vibrant acrylics capture the Stanley’s grand marquee as it presides over a rain-slicked South Granville Street, still busy with traffic and — typical to the artist’s often-waterlogged work — hunkered pedestrians clutching their umbrellas. with respect to Kurbatoff Gallery’s health and safety protocols—there will be no exhibition opening for Close to Home.
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A Hundred Words for Snow by Tatty Hennessey

When & Where 11 September – 4 October 2020 | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery, Vancouver

When Rory’s father dies, she decides to undertake the journey to the North Pole that he always dreamed of taking himself. Drawing on the explorers of the past, Rory goes on the journey of a lifetime. This one-woman play explores global warming, growing up, and what it means to venture into the snow.

Individual tickets for A Hundred Words for Snow will be released on August 27th: regular $30, senior/student $26. Reservations, for ticket holders only, can be made online at or by calling 604 224 8007, ext 2.

The Cultch’s Fall 2020 Season

Cabaret Cultch Box

Urban Ink & The Cultch
TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival

When: September 24 – October 3, 2020 | Digital streaming

A line-up of artists will be taking over the Cultch stages for six nights of bold, political, and interactive performances all created for a digital experience. The show will be curated by Corey Payette & Heather Redfern.

Local Gems Cultch Box

Veda Hille with Theatre Replacement
Little Volcano

When: October 22 - 25, 2020 | Digital streaming

A musical self-portrait on love, death, and survival from Veda Hille! East Vancouver’s very own Veda Hille will fill The Cultch and your homes with music and storytelling in this personal performance. Honest and intimate, this musical memoir is a testament to love, a joyful embrace of nature, and more.


do you want what i have got? a craigslist cantata

When: November 19 - 22, 2020 | Digital streaming

The popular musical revue based on real-life Craigslist ads returns with a virtual twist! Join a cast of wild and wacky characters from the Craigslist community as they attempt to buy and sell online, all the while longing and searching for human connection.


Holiday Cultch Box

Theatre Replacement
Panto Come Home!

When: December 17, 2020 – January 3, 2021 Where: Digital streaming from York Theatre

What do you get when you mix a goofball radio show, the York Theatre, and 350 pounds of past Panto costumes? An all-star cast of East Van Panto favourites remix the best of the last seven years into a brand new holiday extravaganza.