Past


The Shipment

SpeakEasy Theatre Production presented in association with the Firehall Arts Centre

SpeakEasy Theatre’s critically acclaimed production is back! Billed as “A provocative comedy to shake the woke”, The Shipment is a subversive modern minstrel show about Black identity meant to wake the world to the ridiculous narratives in dominant media. Vancouver Presents called it “Bold, honest and hilarious” and Colin Thomas said it’s “a surrealist collage.”

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Spooky Action

A Firehall Arts Centre presentation

 Inverso Productions’ Lesley Telford creates this interdisciplinary dance project  inspired by particle entanglement.   A study of  human connections, inspired by Einstein's famous phrase referring to particles that are so closely linked, they share the same existence,  Spooky Action brings together thought-provoking dance, original composition and engaging narrative.

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SIS NE’ BI-YÏZ: Mother Bear Speaks

Instruments of Change

Inspired by the true story of this Wet'suwet'en artist, who walked 1,600 km across British Columbia to give voice to First Nations children and other marginalized youth. Developed in collaboration with Laura Barron, Jason Clift, Julie McIsaac and Jessica Schacht.

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ŪTSZAN

Heart of the City Festival

Ūtszan, a compelling one-woman show, uncovers Indigenous knowledge, humour, strength and resilience through language reclamation. Ūtszan (to make things better) is a passionate story about how language informs identity. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Warning: This production talks of residential schools.

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Opening Doors

A Firehall Arts Centre and Vancouver Moving Theatre production

This work-in-progress dramatization draws on Daphne Marlatt & Carole Itter’s 1979 aural history, “Opening Doors: Vancouver’s East End” and takes a look at the stories and history of the neighbourhood surrounding the Firehall.  Women from many different cultural heritages and backgrounds help build this vibrant community and their stories often go untold.

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FADO – The Saddest Music in the World

A Firehall Arts Centre and Puente Theatre production

Acclaimed Portuguese-Canadian playwright Elaine Ávila’s new play, FADO, is a tale of love and ghosts set in the back alleys and brothels of old Lisbon.  Part concert, part theatre, the story of a young woman confronting her country’s Fascist past and her own identity is interwoven with the heartbreaking national music of Portugal known as Fado, which means “fate.”

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Solstice Greetings

A Firehall Arts Centre production

Returning for a second season, the sharing of songs, stories and seasonal greetings to celebrate the return of the light. Featuring stories from our community.

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House and Home

A Firehall Arts Centre World Premiere production

Jennifer Griffin’s  biting, comic take on Vancouver’s  current real estate crisis. Hilary, a waitress/poet turned social worker, and Henry, a Butoh dancer turned lawyer, didn’t know how lucky they were when they managed to escape bad roommates and buy a house before the real estate market skyrocketed. Finding themselves house rich and cash poor they abandon their values and plunge into the world of short-term rentals.   How far can they go to keep their house? Directed by Donna Spencer

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Gracenote Concert Season Finale

Gracenote Vancouver

The season finale concert at The Firehall Arts Centre will be your last chance to see Gracenote this season! We look forward to seeing you there.

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BC BUDS Lite

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

Back by popular demand BC Buds will showcase new play readings, choreographies and more from emerging and established theatre and dance artists.

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