Based on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl’ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples in Vancouver, Urban Ink Productions uplifts Indigenous and diverse voices through storytelling and performance. Founded in 2001, and currently under the Artistic Direction of Corey Payette, our circle of artists have broken barriers through groundbreaking productions created through collaboration and innovative practices. As we look ahead to the next 20 years to come, we continue to put the power in the hands of Indigenous and diverse artists to tell their own stories from their own unique voices. urbanink.ca
The Cultch is Vancouver’s most diverse and innovative arts and cultural hub.
For 47 years, The Cultch has presented cutting-edge performances in contemporary music, theatre, and dance as well as producing outstanding community arts and educational initiatives for children, youth and their families. More than 300 performances each season are seen by over 50,000 people.
As a presenting theatre, The Cultch curates unique and diverse performances from Vancouver, across Canada and the globe, bringing world-class theatre, dance, and music to our community in East Vancouver.
The Cultch is home to three performance spaces: Historic Theatre, Vancity Culture Lab, and York Theatre. The Historic Theatre and Vancity Culture Lab are housed in a renovated church, constructed in 1909. The York started its life as The Alcazar Theatre in 1913. After being rescued from the wrecking ball, it was renovated to become the Cultch’s third theatre space; reopening in 2013 with the very first East Van Panto, produced with Theatre Replacement.
The Cultch’s purpose is to provide a performance space for diverse artists and audiences, serve as a space for artistic experimentation, develop local companies, and present groundbreaking national and international work.