Built in 1906, the Firehall building functioned as Vancouver's No. 1 Firehall and the first motorized Firehall until 1975 when the Firemen moved out and the arts moved in. After a variety of tenants the Firehall Theatre Society was formed in 1982 and currently operates as one of the busiest venues in Vancouver.
I`ve been to the Firehall Theatre before and most recently to see the outstanding play `Proud``, the spoof on Harper and the Canadian government. The Theatre is a very intimate and comfortable space and the play itself a laugh from start to finish. I will be back!
It is so easy to miss out on great theatre experiences at smaller venues that put forth more eclectic productions, I experienced this twice this week, first seeing "Hirsch" at the Firehall Arts Centre- a wonderful one man show that captured the spirit of John Hirsch, a man who made a massive imprint on theatre in Canada and beyond, starting... more
Firehall Arts Centre is situated in a 1905 fire hall downtown, and consistently features fabulous dance and theater performances. It underwent an outer restoration and is lovingly maintained. Festivals of both theater and dance are held here annually. Its lounge has a happy hour every Friday; mingle with actors and other theater-types if the desire strikes you. The back courtyard is a lovely... more