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“Old Theatre, Quaint”

Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
Ranked #188 of 356 things to do in Vancouver
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 29, 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.

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Reviewed July 26, 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
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Reviewed March 4, 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 half-price if available. gourmet coffees and liquor served before and may be ordered for intermission. what the playhouse lacks in the ambiance of the orpheum is made up with dynamic and memorable entertainment. eqally good acoustics and seating arrangement. if you like theatre the playhouse provides some of the best i've ever seen. if you want 'broadway plays' or opera go next door to the queen elizabeth.

Thank CommittedCruiser
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Reviewed January 20, 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 on line and held at box office. Theatre was central and easy to find. They offered nice coffee and wine in the lobby. A very good venue.

Thank Lyse F
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Reviewed January 5, 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 I would highly recommend it. Very affordable as well!

1  Thank Durodeb
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