A revolutionary new festival

A variety of ground-breaking artists—from here and around the world—will take over all three of our Cultch stages for nine explosive nights of bold, fresh, and extraordinary performance. It will be Indigenous and non-Indigenous, rough and ready, brash and beautiful, polished and political. Your heart will be wrenched, your mind inspired, and you’ll laugh until your belly hurts. All with the purpose of furthering our collective efforts towards reconciliation and the important conversations we must continue to have.

Make change happen

Cabaret is the perfect vehicle for the modern theatrical stage. Around the world, cabaret festivals emerged during a period of change and uncertainty as a platform for political discourse and engaging in deep conversations. TRANSFORM: A Cabaret Festival will be a new cabaret festival inspired by a daring new concept to bring radical and lasting change to live performance in these unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

You can make change happen by donating today! Your gift will directly support programming for the festival.

Meet the curators

You will hear truth told a multitude of ways through music, dance, spoken word, poetry, theatre, circus, and burlesque. There will be revelations, questions, and engagement. This is a festival of transformation.”

—Heather Redfern, Festival Co-curator

TRANSFORM: A Cabaret Festival will be a gathering for so many artists to share their daring and powerful works with audiences and inspire landmark conversation for years to come.

—Corey Payette, Festival Co-curator