The York Theatre at The Cultch

Address: 639 Commercial Drive
City: Vancouver
Postal Code: V5L 2W2

Telephone: (604) 251 – 1766
Fax: (604) 251 – 1730

Venue Email:

Administrative Contact: Jenn Spry
Contact Phone: (604) 251 – 1766 Ext 107
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Technical Director: Borja Brown
Tech Phone: (604) 251-1766 Ext 116
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Oliver McTavish-Wisden, Rentals
Phone: (604) 251 – 1766 Ext 106


Number of Seats: 370

General Description: The York Theatre runs primarily as a rental venue, accessible to artists and community groups year round. Not only does the building have a huge historical significance to this city, but it is also purpose-built for the performing arts featuring 370 seats, a new glass lobby, 1940s art deco finish, a proscenium stage, fly tower, orchestra pit, and excellent acoustics and sightlines. This space is ideal for musicals, operas, large bands.

Facility Type: Rental & Presenting
Theatre Type: Proscenium
No. of Events / Year: Approximately 75 bookings year for a total of almost 150 performances!
Average Rental Fee: $1000 per day
Maximum Rental Fee: $2000 per day
Seating Style: Raked and Balcony
Wheelchair Area: orchestra only
Sales in Lobby? Percentage: 10%


Stage Type: Raised Stage
Stage Width: 30ft
Stage Depth: 18ft
Stage Height: 4ft
Thrust / Apron Width: 28ft 1in
Thrust / Apron Depth: 9ft 6in
Wing – Stage Left: 9ft 10in
Wing – Stage Right: 9ft 10in
Fly System: yes
Sprung Floor: yes
Choral Risers: no
Acoustic Shell: no
Orchestra Pit and Seating: yes
Cyclorama: yes
Piano (make and size): no


Loading: Yes
Parking Details: Street
Rehearsal Space: No
Dressing Rooms: 2
Green Room: 1


Lighting: ETC Ion Console
Instruments include ETC source fours, source for pars, strand fresnels

Sound: Console is DigiCo SD9
FOH speakers are Meyer UPA

Comments: For additional specs and information and availability please visit our website or phone us at 604-251-1766.

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