The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage recently underwent a major transition: from the incredibly detailed and realistic New York apartment of 4000 Miles, to the vast, black-paneled canvas that will become the 15th-century setting of the epic Saint Joan. Watch it all happen in the time-lapse video below, and then come to the theatre to see the many transformations of designer Pam Johnson’s versatile set, as well as those of leading lady Meg Roe as Joan.

Saint Joan starts October 23 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. Tickets from $29 are available online or by calling 604.687.1644.

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Costume sketches: the many faces of Saint Joan

Saint Joan starts this Thursday! Check out this sneak peek at some of the costumes created by designer Christine Reimer. While the play takes place in the 1400s, there are some modern influences in the designs that manipulate denim and other fabrics into a cohesive, historical look. These sketches also give a preview of the dramatic changes that Joan will go through as the play progresses. It’s sure to be a visual feast!




Don’t miss Saint Joan, starting October 23 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage! Tickets start at just $29 and are available here.

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A Grand European Tour

Are you busy daydreaming about your next vacation? How about exploring the capital cites of Europe in complete luxury from a very unique vantage? Well, we’ve got just the ticket for you. We’re excited to unveil our new  Avalon Waterways European River Cruise raffle—now on sale!

Single tickets are only $20 or increase your odds with 3 tickets for $50! BUY TICKETS

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This raffle is brought to you by Avalon Waterways, one of the world’s leading river cruise companies and part of the Globus family of brands. Avalon sails on some of the most iconic rivers throughout the world, and the lucky winner of this raffle can choose a 7-night itinerary from among its collection of European cruises. All the river cruise tours are designed to highlight Europe’s extraordinary citiesthat are rich in history and built on Europe’s legendary waterways.

Imagine floating down the Seine and taking in the lights of Paris, or perhaps sailing by tulip fields and windmills on a Tulip Time cruise through Holland, or docking in the very heart of eclectic Budapest.

Enjoy the comfort and elegance of a spacious stateroom with an 11-foot wall-to-wall window that opens a full 7-feet to provide you with roomy Open-Air Balcony®  and an unobstructed view of hilltop castles, Roman ruins, lush vineyards, and quaint medieval villages. The intimate size of the ships means that you will share the experience with a small group of like-minded travellers.

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A few sample itineraries:

  • Romantic Rhine - cruise from Zurich to Amsterdam on the picturesque Rhine River and explore the majestic Gothic Cathedral and ruins of Heidelberg Castle.
  • Legendary Danube - discover the historic route from Prague to Budapest with guided tours of Prague, Nuremberg, Regensburg, and Vienna.
  • Seductive Seine - see architectural marvels such as the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame cathedral and take in the famous Rive Gauche (Left Bank), one of the most romantic districts in Paris. This is an ideal trip for art, history, and wine lovers.

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The grand prize trip for two includes:

  • Economy round trip flights from Vancouver to Europe
  • 7-Night deluxe cruise in an outside stateroom
  • Daily gourmet meals while cruising
  • Access to travel experts to plan sightseeing adventures
  • All applicable taxes and fees included

The grand prize will be drawn on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

For more info on Avalon Waterways European River cruises and other destinations, please check out the Avalon website. Raffle tickets are available at artsclub.com.

This is an Arts Club fundraising initiative brought to you in partnership with Avalon Waterways and Travel TST. Click here for Rules and Regulations.

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