With adult theatre, improv, children's theatre and many festivals, Granville Island is a dynamite destination for theatre lovers. Here's the scoop on what's offered.


The Arts Club Theatre is Vancouver's largest theatre company. They offer musicals, classics and even a bar, The Backstage Lounge. You can view the season's shows and buy tickets online or at their box office next to The Public Market.


Vancouver Theatresports draws a young, lively crowd to its evening and late-night improv shows. The company also offers drop-in workshops, classes and "quick-witted workouts" in their new Maritime Market location.


Young audiences will enjoy performances at Carousel Theatre, which offers a full season of quality theatre. Students enrolled in the Arts Umbrella programs also stage shows occasionally.  Please check with Arts Umbrella for details.


The Granville Island Cultural Society manages two public venues, Performance Works and the Waterfront Theatre. These theatres host a variety of programs from Flamenco shows to environmental galas.


For the best festivals, from The Vancouver Fringe to The New Play Festival, check out our festival article.  And for inside stories from ALL of these theatre companies, check out the Granville Island Book!