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Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company

Corner of Hamilton and Dunsmuir Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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A Superb Evening At The Playhouse

Visiting Vancouver, and as lovers of Opera and Theatre, we checked on any performances due to take... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
bsandrs
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
The theatre and the theatre company are not the same thing.

The theatre building is owned and operated by the city of Vancouver, the theatre company went... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2014
LJ W
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The Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company is British Columbia’s premier theatre company, formed in 1962 in response to the Canada Council's funding initiative for regional theatre companies. Now in its 49th season, it became the principal tenant of the 655-seat Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, a civic building in the downtown core. A reputation for high standards and for doing interesting work has enabled the Playhouse to present some of the best theatre artists from across Canada, creating consistently high-calibre theatre experiences. It has produced premieres of many original Canadian plays, disseminated partnered work across Canada, and played a historic role in providing training and graduate opportunities for Western Canadian theatre artists to develop their craft, as well as in developing the regional community’s interest in classics and contemporary work by authors such as Tennessee Williams, George Ryga and Joan MacLeod.
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12 May 2017
“A Superb Evening At The Playhouse”
4 Jul 2014
“The theatre and the theatre company are not the same thing.”
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Corner of Hamilton and Dunsmuir Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Visiting Vancouver, and as lovers of Opera and Theatre, we checked on any performances due to take place whilst we were in the City and discovered the Opera Festival. The Playhouse is owned by the City and whilst it may not have the plushness of...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

The theatre building is owned and operated by the city of Vancouver, the theatre company went bankrut the spring of 2012.

Thank LJ W
Reviewed 10 March 2014

This company shut down years ago. This company shut down years ago. This company shut down years ago. This company shut down years ago.

Thank coalharborvan
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Small venue, no bad seats. Right beside the QE Theatre, near downtown library. Nice lobby, seats are older, but comfortable enough (we attended a three hour performance). We were able to park on street, which was a surprise. Good access to transit.

1  Thank Chas M
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Unfortunately funding dried up and The Vancouver Playhouse went bankrupt. Saw many first class productions over the years! Quite a sad symbol of the struggling arts scenes in Canada.

Thank Johnny T
Reviewed 4 March 2012

i have an annual membership. seen great drama, eg., wit. i'm not a fan of comedies, but the story about the making of 'gone w/ the wind' still lingers. local writer actor morris panach memorable. centrally located w/ parking under theatre. buy 'day of' tickets...More

Thank CommittedCruiser
Reviewed 20 January 2012

The pre-opening night of RED was everything we could have expected. Excellent seats (not really a bad seat in the house), good accoustics, and the play itself was wonderful. Tickets were 33. for front row seating in the orchestra (maybe just that night?) - booked...More

Thank Lyse F
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We have been seasons ticket holders for over 10 years and have rarely been disappointed. The variety of plays, the quality of the productions from acting, to sets to music - all superb. This is a highlight of the fall/winter for us each year and...More

1  Thank Durodeb
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Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is
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lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's
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restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping
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Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also
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