Category Archives: History



Rebel playwright Patricia Cornelius gets into deep SHIT

With this hard-edged work, she’s created the kind of angry, underclass female characters we never see on-stage by Janet Smith on January 24th, 2018 at 1:25 PM In SHIT, Yoshié Bancroft, Kayla Deorksen, and Sharon Crandall (from left) play tough women facing misogyny and maltreatment. Patricia Cornelius, the grande dame of rebel playwrights in Australia, […]



Autumn Update from the Firehall

Everything is connected – 35 years of theatre and dance that connects. The Firehall has been bustling since kicking off our 2017-2018 season.  Feasting on Famine and Hyperlink have been and gone and Happy Place by Pamela Sinha just closed.  The cast and crew of Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth are into their […]



We Surpassed our Fundraising Goal!

We are so excited to announce that we have surpassed our fundraising goal for our Matching 35th Anniversary Campaign! Thanks to the numerous donations from our supporters and patrons, we have raised an extraordinary $36,384. We here at the Firehall Arts Centre are so grateful to be part of such a supportive, giving community.  With […]



The Wait is Over! The Firehall Announces the 35th Anniversary Season!

For its 35th anniversary season the Firehall brings back some old favorites, welcomes back artists we have worked with in the past and introduces new work telling powerful stories as we look back to the future! September 27-30, 2017 | FEASTING ON FAMINE Radical System Art/Shay Kuebler A Firehall Arts Centre presentation One man’s journey […]



18 instruments. 6 multi-talented artists. 2 powerhouse collaborators (and spouses!). 1 legendary Canadian musician.   Here’s a sneak peek of rehearsals of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell with cast members Kimmy Choi, David Z. Cohen, Rowen Kahn, Scott Perrie, Adriana Ravalli, and Sara Vickruck                 […]



Last week of Refuge

Here’s what reviewers are saying: “A powerful and relevant work” – Jay Minter, On The List “Donna Spencer…brings together a skillful, sensitive cast.” – Jo Ledingham “Refuge is a genuine eye-opener, and Donna Spencer’s production gives full value to its concerns. The acting is excellent… “ – Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Sun “I don’t remember the […]



Help Bring Students to REFUGE

Canada has become a beacon for refugees leaving war torn countries, poverty and oppression to find a safe refuge for their families. As numbers of refugees crossing the border increase in this era of actions by the current U.S. President, we need to consider how we, as Canadians, respond to this need. How do we […]