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The Arts Club Theatre Company is Canada’s larger not-for-profit urban theatre company. Now in its 53rd season, the Arts Club offers professional live theatre at three venues, as well as on tour throughout BC.

Ticket Purchases and Inquiries by Phone and Email

Phone: 604.687.1644
Email: boxoffice@artsclub.com
Monday–Saturday: 10 AM–8 PM
Sunday: Noon–5 PM

Please note these temporary changes to the box office phone line hours:

See below for box office locations and hours

Administrative Office

Arts Club Theatre Company
BMO Theatre Centre
203 – 162 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 0H6

Phone: 604.687.1644 (box office); 604.687.5315 (administration)
Fax: 604.688.3273
Email: info@artsclub.com

Media inquiries: publicity@artsclub.com or visit Media

Theatre Box Office Locations & Hours

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
2750 Granville Street (@ 12th Avenue)
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3J3

Monday: Closed*
Tuesday: 4:00–7:45 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM–7:45 PM
Thursday: 4:00–7:45 PM
Friday: 4:30–8:15 PM
Saturday: Noon–8:15 PM
Sunday: Noon–5 PM

*The box offices are also closed on days when no performances are scheduled.

Granville Island Stage
1585 Johnston Street (next to the Public Market)
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3R9

Monday: 4:00–7:45 PM
Tuesday: 4:00–7:45 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM–7:45 PM
Thursday: 4:00–7:45 PM
Friday: 4:30–8:15 PM
Saturday: Noon–8:15 PM
Sunday: Closed*

Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
162 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Y 0H6

Monday: Closed*
Tuesday: 4:00–7:45 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM–7:45 PM
Thursday: 4:00–7:45 PM
Friday: 4:30–8:15 PM
Saturday: Noon–8:15 PM
Sunday: Noon–4 PM

Lineup outside the original Arts Club Seymour Street Stage

The Arts Club Theatre Company is the largest theatre company in Western Canada. Each year, over a quarter of a million people experience the best in professional theatre at its three venues: the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre, as well as on tour throughout the province. Its popular productions range from musicals and contemporary comedies to new works and classics. The Arts Club Theatre Company also expands its audiences outside Vancouver though a three-show mini-season tour presented at venues around British Columbia. The 2016-2017 Arts Club season features six productions at the historic 650-seat Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage at Granville and W. 12th; five productions on scenic Granville Island at the vibrant 440-seat Granville Island Stage; and four productions in the intimate, new 250-seat Goldcorp Stage at the new BMO Theatre Centre.

The Arts Club of Vancouver was founded in 1958 as a private club for artists, musicians, and actors, and officially became the Arts Club Theatre in 1964 when the company opened its first stage, a converted gospel hall at Seymour Street and Davie. The company's twenty-seven years at Seymour Street are an important part of Vancouver and Canadian theatre history. The tiny 250-seat stage helped launch the careers of Canadian talents such as Michael J. Fox, Bruce Greenwood, Ruth Nichol, Janet Wright, Winston Rekert, Lally Cadeau, and Brent Carver, while introducing Vancouver to works by Canadian playwrights such as Michel Tremblay, David Freedman, and Carol Bolt. Productions by newcomers Sherman Snukal (Talking Dirty), Nicola Cavendish (It's Snowing on Saltspring), Morris Panych (7 Stories), and John Lazarus (The Late Blumer) also premiered there. The original Arts Club Seymour Street Stage was closed for demolition in 1991.

Bill Millerd, with cheque in hand, oversees the Granville Island Stage’s construction

The company added the current Granville Island Stage in 1979, and the smaller Revue Stage next door in 1983. Since it opened, the Granville Island Stage has featured a popular mix of musicals, classics, dramas, contemporary comedies and premieres. Innovative versions of classics such as Comedy of Errors; colourful Canadian hits such as Billy Bishop Goes to War; dramas like Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune and comedies including Lend Me a Tenor, have brought the Granville Island Stage numerous awards and an excellent community following. The Revue Stage was home to some of Vancouver's all-time favourite musicals, revues, and comedies, including Ain't Misbehavin', before it was leased to the Vancouver Theatre Sports League in 1997. After an extensive renovation, the Revue Stage re-opened as an Arts Club venue in 2010 with the world premiere of Anosh Irani’s My Granny the Goldfish. After five more seasons there, the Arts Club moved the Revue Stage programming to the new Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre in Olympic Village. This innovative stage offers multiple seating configurations, such as thrust, proscenium, alley, and more. The Goldcorp Stage opened in November 2015 with Peter and the Starcatcher, and also housed the premiere production of Onegin in March 2016.

The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage opened to the public with Dean Regan's record-setting production of Swing in October 1998, and it is now considered the company's flagship venue. An intimate version of a Broadway or London classic theatre, this elegant venue has permitted the company to move into the exciting arena of producing larger musicals, 20th-century classics, and acclaimed productions from around the world. For a historical look back at the Arts Club, explore our show archives.

No history of the Arts Club would be complete without a mention of Bill Millerd. A graduate of the University of British Columbia and the National Theatre School, Bill first joined the Arts Club in 1969 as a stage manager and has remained in the role of Artistic Managing Director since 1972. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 1994 for his contribution to Canadian theatre. Bill continues to lead the Arts Club along a path of artistic and financial growth, while the company's international reputation continues to expand.


Artistic Managing Director
Bill Millerd

Born to a West Vancouver family involved in the fishing industry, Bill Millerd graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA in Political Science and International Studies, and later from the National Theatre School in Montreal in the Production/Technical department. Bill has worked for several Canadian theatre companies, including the Shaw Festival and the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company.

Since 1972, Bill has been the Artistic Managing Director of Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company. During his time with the company, Bill has expanded its operations to include year-round programming and regional and national tours. Bill oversaw the construction of two theatres on Granville Island—the Granville Island Stage, in the fall of 1979, and the Revue Stage, in 1983—and the reopening of the historic Stanley Theatre, now the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, in 1998. During his tenure, 500 plays have been produced, over 100 of which Bill has directed. Under Bill’s leadership, the theatre has staged over 120 Canadian works, including more than 80 premieres of new Canadian plays.

Bill is a Governor of the National Theatre School of Canada, has received both a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Career Achievement and the Mayor’s Arts Award, and is a member of the Order of Canada. He has been awarded an Alumni Award of Distinction and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from UBC, and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Tourism Vancouver.

artisticdirector@artsclub.com


Annual Report

Read the Arts Club Theatre Company's 2015/16 Annual Report for insights on the 2015/16 season, including: production stats, financials, awards, and information on our youth education and new play development programs.

You can also read the Audited Financials from Grant Thornton LLP, here.


Senior Management

Name Position
BILL MILLERD, C.M. Artistic Managing Director
PETER CATHIE WHITE Executive Director
STEPHAN BAEUML Director of Production
BRYAN WOO Director of Sales and Marketing
VALERIE PRODANUK Director of Finance and Systems
KATHY MACKENZIE Director of Development
NATASHA KLEIN Director of Education
PETER CHAPEK Guest Services Manager
JACK HOLMES Facilities Manager
TEDDY FORSYTH Manager of Administration

Board of Directors for the Arts Club Theatre Company

Name Position Professional Affiliation
BRUCE FLEXMAN, FCA Chair President, AdvantageBC (retired)
RICHARD BELL Chair Elect President, Bell Alliance, Lawyers & Notaries Public
KERRY SUFFOLK Treasurer Treasurer, B2Gold Corp.
MIKE BLACK Director Vice-President, Customer Service Delivery, TELUS
CATHERINE ACZEL BOIVIE Director President & CEO, STLC-Strategic Technology Leadership Corporation
JOHN DAWSON, FCPA, FCA Director Accountant/Business Advisor
TEO DECHEV Director CEO & President, Mundoro Capital
ANNA FUNG, Q.C. Director Lawyer
JAMES KITAMURA Director Regional Vice President, BMO Financial Group
EUGEN KLEIN Principal Royal LePage Sussex Klein Group
JOANNE KLEIN Director Vice President, People, Goldcorp Inc.
BRYAN MABEE Director VP, Branch Manager and Portfolio Manager, National Bank Financial
BONNIE MAH Director Senior Administrator, Bilsland Griffith Benefit Administrators
MS. HEATHER MCKAY Director SVP Human Resources QuadReal Property Group
DAVID "DAVE" MORTON Director Commissioner, BC Utilities
ROSS PAUL, C.M., PhD Director Adjunct Professor Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education & Training, UBC
ERIKA TSE Director Chief Legal Officer & VP Human Resources, Glentel Inc.

Council of Governors

Name Position Business Affiliation
ROBERTA BEISER Governor President Edith Lando Charitable Foundation
PHILIP BERNARD Governor President: StageFab
Director: Bernard & Associates
Director: Q1 Production Technologies
DONNA CELLE Governor Project Manager, Westcoast Agenda
AXEL CONRADI Governor Assistant Vice President:  Canadian Pacific Railway (retired)
JAMIE CORBETT Governor President, Canadian Outback Adventure Company Ltd.
CHRIS GIMPEL Governor Partner, Tax Deloitte LLP
STANLEY HAMILTON Governor Professor Emeritus, Urban Land Economics, Sauder School of Business, UBC
CATHARINE HERB-KELLY, Q.C. Governor Associate Counsel, Branch MacMaster
BRUCE MILLEY Governor Grant Thornton (retired)
MORRIS NORD Governor Senior Vice President, Marketing & Client Development (retired)
JOAN PITMAN Governor
JANET ROGERS Governor President
Wine and Food Travel
AL C. SCHULTZ Governor
LISA SEED Governor Premier Service and Sales Manager, HSBC Bank Canada
JIM STORIE Governor President and CEO, Vancouver Trolley Company
JOHN J. SUTHERLAND Governor CFO and Vice President, Human Resources Canada Jetlines Ltd
IAN WADDELL Governor

Arts Club of Vancouver Theatre Foundation

Name Position Business
CHRIS GIMPEL President Associate Partner, Tax
Deloitte LLP
BRUCE FLEXMAN Treasurer Retired (President, AdvantageBC)
CATHARINE HERB-KELLY, Q.C. Director Associate Counsel, Branch MacMaster
EUGEN KLEIN Principal Royal LePage Sussex Klein Group
MORRIS NORD Director Senior Vice President, Marketing & Client Development, Pacific Blue Cross
JOHN J. SUTHERLAND Director CFO and Vice President, Human Resources Canada Jetlines Ltd
JAMIE CORBETT Director President, Canadian Outback Adventure Company Ltd.
BONNIE MAH Director Senior Administrator, Bisland Griffith Benefit Administrators
ART VERTLIEB, Q.C. Director Barrister, Mackenzie Fujisawa LLP