Celebrating our 21st anniversary of amplifying emerging voices and talent, we are very excited to welcome audiences back into the Historic Theatre at The Cultch. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at  

the youth panel


The balcony is not accessible, but all other areas are accessible
The elevator is not for public use. The main level is accessible without an elevator.

The Historic and Culture Lab Theatre are wheelchair accessible. Support persons accompanying patrons who require assistance to attend a performance will receive a complimentary ticket.
There are two designated wheelchair spots in the front row. Please notify our box office team to reserve.

Listening devices are available in all Cultch venues on a first come first serve basis. To reserve a listening device, please inform our box office or let us know on your arrival.
Front rows are best for unobstructed views for interpretation and lip-reading.

Seats in the Historic have armrests.
Theatre fold-down seats: 16” high x 18” wide. Non-movable.
Folding chairs at the sides may allow a guide dog to sit under the chair. Please contact the Box Office to notify them.

Washroom door entrance: 34”
Transfer from the toilet: left and front of the toilet
Swing style inside door handle on the largest stall (7 ½’ x 5 ¾’)
Grab bars on left and back
Centre flush buttons
No urinal in the designated accessible washroom.

come to the cultch

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the territory that we travel through and share our stories on. To the Traditional Owners, Elders, Ancestors, and Young Leaders of these territories. We acknowledge, with full respect, the strength of Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) and communities, continuing to practice culture, and connection to land; the power and excellence of Indigenous peoples and communities fighting to protect and look after Land, Community, Language and Lore, in the face of ongoing colonial interruptions and cultural genocide. In particular we acknowledge and pay our respects to the sovereign peoples of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl’ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) on whose unceded land IGNITE! is based.

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The closest Skytrain is the Commercial-Broadway Station

By Car

There is a complimentary parking lot behind the building.

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By Bus

If you're coming from the skytrain, grab bus #20


There is ample parking for bicycles located right beside our Box Office.


Tickets to IGNITE! are by donation from $0, $5, $15, $20 and $500!

Unless a night sells out, we will have limited tickets available at the door for purchase. We recommend and encourage our audiences to reserve their tickets ahead of time.

If any IGNITE! performances are cancelled, we will exchange your ticket to the digital version of your performance if a digital version is available. If there is a price difference between tickets or there is no digital version available, at your request we can provide a tax receipt, credit on account, gift certificate, or refund.

If any member of your party is in quarantine or isolation, or has come in close contact with someone with COVID-19, are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19, please do not come to the theatre. If you cannot visit the theatre for any of the above reasons, or if you’re unable to meet the vaccination and mask requirements, we are offering flexible ticket exchanges, credit on your account, a gift card, or a full refund.

At The Cultch, our goal is to be as flexible as possible in order to provide you with the assurance to make ticket purchases with confidence. If you have any questions, please call our Box Office at 604-251-1363.

'House' rules

Any sexism, racism, antisemitism, transphobia, ableism, homophobia or any other kind of discrimination will NOT be tolerated. Any violence or harassment will result in an immediate dismissal from the festival.

Latecomers will be admitted within reason. Artists, producers, tech and staff worked really hard to develop each of our IGNITE! nights, so don’t miss out on the night’s full programming.

At IGNITE! we believe in the importance of giving equal opportunities to all of our artists of showcasing their amazing work and perspectives. In an effort to offer everyone the same access to an audience, set times will not be publicly disclosed. 

Some of the programming in the festival will contain suggestive content and/or coarse language. You can find content + trigger warnings on our ticket site and at the Historic Theatre. 

Further Information

If you have not yet found the information you are looking for please contact us

thursday, may 19

argel mdr

Argel MDR is a Filipino-Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor from Surrey, Canada. He was one of the Top 10 finalists of CBC’s Toyota Searchlight 2021. When he was 15 years old, he moved to Canada from the Philippines with his family to seek a better life and opportunities. As a young immigrant, Argel wants to use the power of storytelling to inspire Filipino youth and other immigrants through his music and theatrical performances. He is an advocate of representation, anti-racism work, and inclusion. Argel’s most recent single, ‘Sail Away’ was featured in Spotify playlists including Fresh Finds Philippines.

wednesday, may 18
Ignite!-curated shorts

corinne langmuir

Corinne Langmuir (they/she) is a video editor, multimedia creator, and writer. In 2020, they directed the introspective dance short Zì Jǐ with their collaborator Erin Lum. Corinne is studying at the University of Toronto. They aim to challenge the barriers of subconscious narratives through multimedia grounds.

wednesday, may 18
Ignite!-curated shorts

Erin Lum

Erin Lum (she/her) is a dancer, writer, and filmmaker. Her instinctual love for movement has allowed her to explore the ways creative practices intertwine. With her collaborator Corinne Langmuir, she directed and danced in the F-O-R-M commissioned short, Zì Jǐ. Erin is currently studying at SFU and works as F-O-R-M’s Associate Producer.