Special Performances

Join us for enlightening talks on the second Sunday of every production at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. Talks starts at 1 PM, show at 2 PM.

March 31, 2019
The Orchard (After Chekhov)
May 26, 2019
Matilda the Musical

7:30 PM show followed by a chat with the cast. Discover how actors get into character and where directors get their inspiration.

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

April 9, 2019
The Orchard (After Chekhov)
June 4, 2019
Matilda the Musical

Granville Island Stage

February 26, 2019
The Shoplifters
April 23, 2019
Bed & Breakfast

Goldcorp Stage

March 26, 2019
Redpatch
May 14, 2019
The Great Leap

Vocal Eye

The Arts Club is proud to offer VocalEye Live Description for people who are blind or partially sighted at the Stanley Industrial Stage and the Granville Island Stage this season.

Each performance listed below will be described live for patrons who are blind and partially sighted. The description will not be audible to the general audience. Ten minutes before the show begins, VocalEye patrons will hear a brief description of the set, characters, props and costumes. Once the show begins, the VocalEye describer will convey important visual information and physical action, live, between the actors' lines. Patrons can reserve their tickets and description equipment by calling the Arts Club Box Office at 604.697.1644. The equipment consists of a handheld receiver and a single plastic earpiece that fits over either ear. The receivers are also compatible with most personal earbuds and headphones. Equipment is available, at no charge, for pickup at the VocalEye table in the lobby up to one hour before showtime. VocalEye’s Theatre Buddies will be available to escort you to your seats and assist you with setting up your receiver and ear piece. For more information, call our box office at 604.687.1644.

Please note that Friday performances are based on availability

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

April 14, 2019
April 19, 2019
The Orchard (After Chekhov)
June 9, 2019
June 14, 2019
Matilda the Musical

Granville Island Stage

February 26, 2019
March 8, 2019
The Shoplifters
April 23, 2019
May 3, 2019
Bed & Breakfast
July 5, 2019
Mom's the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty

What is a relaxed performance?

An inclusive experience designed to welcome patrons of all ages and sensitivities, a relaxed performance contains modifications to the conventions of traditional theatre to maximize the comfort of our attendees.

Differences that you may notice

  • House lights will remain on at a dimmed level
  • Music and sound levels will be lowered
  • Lights and projections will be more subdued
  • The audience is welcome to move around and make noise
  • Designated standing areas will be available inside the theatre
  • Use of communication boards and other technology, such as cell phones and tablets, are welcome (however, we ask that you not take photos)
  • A Relaxation Station in the lobby will be equipped with a live feed of the show for those who need to take a break from the theatre, but don’t want to miss what’s happening on stage
  • Patrons are asked to avoid wearing perfume, cologne, or other scented products

How to book

Tickets for the relaxed performance can be booked online or by calling the box office at 604.687.1644. If your party has specific access needs that we should be aware of, please call the box office or email us at boxoffice@artsclub.com.

Preparing for a relaxed performance

To help prepare for the show, read our visual story, which contains detailed information about the play, how to get to the theatre, and what to expect once you arrive.

Familiarization tours will be available upon request to those who may experience anxiety in new/unfamiliar spaces. Please contact Kevan Ellis, Interim Director of Education, at kellis@artsclub.com.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019
The Orchard (After Chekov)

Conversation with Sarena Parmar
Saturday, March 2, 2019
7–9 PM
BMO Theatre Centre

A unique opportunity to mix and mingle with other emerging artists in the community and also chat with an established professional about their experiences as a writer. The Orchard (After Chekov) is an adaptation of The Cherry Orchard. This conversation—while shedding light on the process of playwriting—will also be an opportunity to hear about the process of adaptation. The event will include a moderated discussion with Sarena where the audience is invited to ask questions. There will be a mix and mingle after the discussion to give you the opportunity to meet new artists and potential collaborators, and to chat with Sarena one-on-one!

FREE to attend! Please RSVP below.

RSVP HERE

 

Sunday, March 10, 2019
Redpatch

The Making of Redpatch: A Conversation with Sean Harris Oliver and Raes Calvert
Sunday, March 10, 2019
11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
Join co-creators Sean Harris Oliver and Raes Calvert as they talk about their journey developing the play Redpatch.

FREE to attend! Please RSVP below.

RSVP HERE