Category Archives: Firehall Facts

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Mar
2012

Firehall Fact #30: Congratulations Donna!

Donna Spencer, our Artistic Producer, has been with the Firehall Arts Centre since the beginning thirty years ago, and has been honoured for her work in theatre as well as her commitment for community over the years. She won Jessie Richardson Outstanding Direction Award for both Urinetown The Musical and Reading Hebron as well as a Jessie Richardson Award for […]


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Mar
2012

Firehall Fact #29: Ours Shows

There have been thousands of shows performed at the Firehall Arts Centre. As of this post, we have had +/- 7000 performances here – that’s around 230 a year! Each production has been special, but there are certain ones that strike a special chord with audiences and keep them coming back for more.  Some of our most […]


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Mar
2012

Firehall Fact #28: Kudos & Cocktails

May 9th the Firehall will be hosting our second annual Kudos and Cocktails tribute event. Kudos and Cocktails raises funds for the Firehall Arts Centre and was created to offer tribute to community members, artists, supporters and some of our city’s major movers and shakers that have made an impact on the Vancouver’s cultural landscape.  The event, […]


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Mar
2012

Firehall Fact #27: Rentals

The Firehall produces many shows during the year, but there are times when the company is dark, and during those periods, the theatre is often rented out. Currently, we have St. Patrick’s Regional Secondary getting ready for their production of Our Town, taking place March 29 to 31. Although people are aware that the Firehall rents out […]


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Mar
2012

Firehall Fact #25: The Infamous Black Box

If you’ve come to the Firehall to see a performance, you’ve noticed the theatre is what we in the bizness like to call a “black box”.  A black box theatre, according to Wikipedia, is an “unadorned performance space, usually a large square room with black walls and a flat floor. It is a relatively recent innovation in theatre.“ Yep, […]


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Mar
2012

Firehall Fact #24: Staff Make-up

Prepare yourself, I’m bringing out a cliche: A functioning organization is like a well-oiled machine – you need all the parts to work well together to make things happen.  The Firehall is like a well-oiled machine…no, a functioning organization. However, it’s kind of amazing that we are able to produce the terrific work we do with our […]


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Mar
2012

Firehall Fact #23: Staff Favourites

Internet, meet Michele Hope, the Firehall’s Bar Manager. Michele is an avid traveler. I know people say that a lot, but it’s doubly true for Michele. I love it when people discover what a friendly and relaxed theatre we are and how welcome they are made to feel. First time patrons to the Firehall always say […]


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Mar
2012

Firehall Fact #22: Dance!

The Firehall has always been keen on dance, presenting exciting works by local, national and international choreographers throughout its 30 years. We liked it so much that we started a dance festival! The Dancing on the Edge Festival came out of the dance community’s need for presentation support, and even though the Edge has been incorporated as […]


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Mar
2012

Firehall Fact #21: The Power of 3(0)

Let’s talk about the Number 3. The number 3 is considered across the globe to be a powerful number. It represents harmony, wisdom and understanding. It represents the three stages of  life (birth, life and death) and time itself (past, present and future). The Pythagoreans taught that three was the first true number, and though I’m not […]