Vancouver Opera
Francis Poulenc's La voix humaine

Available Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 7:30pm

Featured performers Mireille Lebel - Mezzo-soprano, Kinza Tyrrell - Piano

In this emotional solo piece, a young woman clings desperately onto the phone that connects her to her former lover. Through intimate conversations she slowly reveals her anguish over his abandonment and admits to attempted suicide the night before. This melodrama about unrequited love and a struggle with depression will be led by an all-female all-Canadian trio.

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:

17th Annual Downtown Eastside
Heart of the City Festival

When & Where October 28 - November 8, 2020

Over 100 events throughout the Downtown Eastside and online. Once again this year, Downtown Eastside community looks forward to the Heart of the City Festival. Now, more than ever, Downtown Eastside residents and artists seek opportunities for cultural exchange and to get together. The Festival ensures that the community and artists are supported during these challenging times. Due to circumstances of the pandemic, this year’s festival will be smaller in scale with programming mostly online and outdoors.

Tickets and Info:
Tickets/Registration for online events available now on the festival website.

Firehall Arts Centre and Vancouver Moving Theatre
In the Beginning: A Cultural Sharing (part of the 2020 DTES Heart of the City Festival)

When & Where November 4 - 7, 2020, Wed & Thurs at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sat at 3pm | Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova

The five cultural sharing events, which will take place over four days, include Over The Mountains, From The Waters, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish. Storyteller and performer Rosemary Georgeson and the Firehall’s Artistic Producer Donna Spencer delve into the stories and history of the Indigenous peoples in the area that is now called Vancouver prior to and during colonization. Over five evolving events, Georgeson, Spencer, and moderator Kim Haxton are joined by Indigenous elders, knowledge keepers, and artists from the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh homelands.

Tickets single tickets from $20, tickets for Downtown Eastside community members: $15, Series 5-Pack: $90. Available online at or by phone at 604.689.0926

United Players
The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye) by Mieko Ouchi

When & Where November 13 – December 6, 2020; Thurs - Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery

Trapped in a loveless and abusive marriage, a young unnamed woman is forced by her husband, a rich courtier of Louis XV, to take violin lessons from an aging and desperate Italian composer. He is Antonio Vivaldi. His task? Within six weeks to get her into shape to play a concerto for the court in Paris in 1741. And all for a bet!

Tickets regular $30, seniors & students $26, available on line at
Four-Play packages also available at $108/$96. Reservations for ticket holders also available at 604 224 8007, ext. 2. Preview on Nov 12th, all tickets $15


20th Annual Chutzpah! Festival
Lisa Nemetz International Jewish Performing Arts Festival

When & Where November 21-28, 2020 | Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre

The Chutzpah! Festival celebrates its 20th milestone year of presenting Vancouver audiences with performances by artists from all over the world working in comedy, music, theatre and dance . This will be the first Festival presented in a digital format. Audiences will have the opportunity to attend special live music, dance and comedy performances, with safety protocols in place, or to alternately enjoy simulcasts from the comfort of their own homes.

Tickets single tickets start at $18 (plus applicable fees and service charges) and are available online now at or by phone at 604.257.5145


When & Where Sat & Sun, November 28 & 29, 2020; 12pm, 3pm and 6pm both days | Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews

Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Alvin Erasga Tolentino. Offering is acollection of solo works, performed by 6 of Vancouver's finest and diverse dancers, aspires to honour the living practice of Dance and Dancing and the challenges of keeping this art-form alive during this extraordinary time of the pandemic crisis and isolation.

Tickets $25 Adults / $20 Students, Seniors and Artists $15 Livestream Performances at 3pm. Box Office:



Firehall Arts Centre
I Walked The Line by Allan Morgan

When & Where October 15 - 25, 2020, Tues- Thurs at 7.30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm | Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street

Produced by Bread and Roses Theatre and sponsored by The Other Guys Theatre, I Walked The Line is a play about unions, treachery, solidarity, porta potties, baked goods, and hope. Allan Morgan is a well known actor on the Canadian stage. A seventy-minute autobiographical performance that takes audiences on a roller coaster ride of emotions, transforming the stage to the picket line in celebration of that solidarity, the people, and the storm of emotions the fight for change brought to all those who walked the line for 132 days.

Tickets $33, Seniors $28, Under 30 $20 and chidren 12 & under $14. Purchase online:

Pacific Theatre
Suitcase Stories by Maki Yi

When and Where Oct 15-25. Oct 15-17, 21-23, 25 at 8pm; Oct 17 + 25 at 2pm | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave (at Hemlock), Vancouver, BC

Maki Yi left South Korea for Canada armed with a suitcase, her brother’s map of Toronto, and hope for the future. Suitcase Stories, remounted at Pacific Theatre this October, is a powerful and personal look at risk, failure, and the joy of finding yourself in a strange land.

Tickets Sliding scale pricing in effect: $10, $30, and $100 tickets available. To book visit or call 604.731.5518


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


The Cultch’s Fall 2020 Season


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.