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Firehall Arts Centre

280 Cordova St E, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1L3, Canada
+1 604-689-0926
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Great venue for a theatre production

Saw a Fringe Festival production, the musical Cry Baby, and it was a great venue to get close and... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Chris R
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Intimate theatre, lovely to see a production

My teenage son and I went to see Chelsea Hotel and it was our first time at the Firehall Arts... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2016
AmirakCI
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Vancouver, Canada
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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.
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15 Sep 2017
“Great venue for a theatre production”
3 Jan 2016
“Intimate theatre, lovely to see a production”
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280 Cordova St E, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1L3, Canada
Gastown
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280 Cordova St E, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1L3, Canada
+1 604-689-0926
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Saw a Fringe Festival production, the musical Cry Baby, and it was a great venue to get close and enjoy the show!

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 3 January 2016

My teenage son and I went to see Chelsea Hotel and it was our first time at the Firehall Arts Centre. The theatre is small, comfortable and a wonderful place to see a show (great sound, proximity to actors, good sound). Staff were friendly, parking...More

Thank AmirakCI
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Went here to see "The Incompleat Folksinger by Pete Seeger". Enjoyed the show tremendously. Great singing and fine old banjo and guitar playing. The venue is great for this type of show as the audience is close to the stage area. Does not appear to...More

Thank Don R
Reviewed 19 December 2014

For half a century this was Vancouver's #1 fire hall, back to the day of horse drawn steamers. We've seen a number of productions here and it's simply a wonderful venue, very much in the sense of off-off-Broadway. Full marks to those responsible for creating...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2014

I’m not a big fan of musicals, but I have to say that Urinetown, currently playing, was a first-rate production. The acting, singing and set design were impressive. Because this is a big cast performing in a small theatre, nobody was miked, and I think...More

Thank Tripsterchick
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Local talent performing a new work by a local playwright. Personal turmoil explored while reflecting shared experience in drug ravaged Central America.

Thank Tsawwassen-Wayne
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Great theatre good seasons of shows, if you are looking to go out and do something definitely look whats on here.

Thank Nathan H
Reviewed 23 April 2014

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...More

Thank Ahappigui
Reviewed 11 March 2014

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...More

Thank Shar0n_Lynne
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We enjoyed the recent show we saw in this compact and intimate theater space. The only issue was the "lobby" which was so crowded and some what awkward for people to get into the small auditorium. The entrance door is on the landing with steps...More

Thank Joel K
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A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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