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So Many Venues, So Little Time - Why Bother?
Monday, February 03, 2014



Through my years in Vancouver and recently (the Orpheum Annex) I have gone to plays, concerts, operas, dance performances and lots more in the following places which I list in no particular order but simply as I try to remember them:

1. Orpheum
2. Queen Elizabeth
3. Vancouver Playhouse
4. Pyatt Hall (in Orpheum Annex)
5. Civic Theatre in Orpheum Annex
6. Jericho Arts Centre
7. Roundhouse
8. Malkin Bowl
9. Odd Fellows Hall
10. Russian Hall
11. Ukrainian Centre
12. Commodore
13. Vogue Theatre
14. Rogers Arena
15. BC Place
16. Canada Place
17 Vancouver Convention Centre
18. Chan Centre
17. Telus Theatre
18. Frederick Wood Theatre
19. Old Auditorium
20. Roy Barnett Hall, UBC School of Music
21. UBC University Chapel
22. Christ Church Cathedral
23. Metropolitan Tabernacle
24. Cultch (the two different stages)
25. York Theatre
26. Havana Theatre
27. New theatre inside CBC
28. Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver
29. Presentation House Theatre and Gallery
30. Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver
31. Stanley Theatre
32. Granville Island Stage, Arts Club Theatre Company
33. Revue Stage, Granville Island
34. Performance Works
35. Waterfront Theatre
36. Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
37. The Arts Umbrella Studio on 7th Avenue and Ontario
38. Norman Rothstein
39. Pacific Coliseum
40. Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
41. Holy Rosary Cathedral
42. St. James Anglican
44. Italian Cultural Centre
45. The Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
46. Private homes in the concert series of the Microcosmos Quartet
47.EDAM Dance and
48. Scotia Bank Dance Centre
49. Western Front
50. The Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver
51. Vancouver Art Gallery
52 The Railwayman's Club
52. Large hall in Hotel Vancouver
53. Third Floor Chapter's on Robson
54. Arts Umbrella Granville Island
55. Atrium Vancouver Public Library
56. Moat Gallery, Vancouver Public Library and nearby conference centre 
57. Grace Memorial United Church

There is a very nice compact stadium in Burnaby’s Central Park. I may have overlooked some theatre venue in New Westminster and probably a few others.

The point of all the above is that I believe that there are far more venues than possible events. So many of the above are underused which means that they will eventually have cash flow problems. People say the city is a no-fun city. I would beg to differ and yet with so many venues and possible places perhaps it is safer, cheaper and easier to stay home.



     

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11/27/16 - 12/4/16

12/4/16 - 12/11/16

12/11/16 - 12/18/16

12/18/16 - 12/25/16

12/25/16 - 1/1/17

1/1/17 - 1/8/17

1/8/17 - 1/15/17

1/15/17 - 1/22/17

1/22/17 - 1/29/17

1/29/17 - 2/5/17

2/5/17 - 2/12/17

2/12/17 - 2/19/17

2/19/17 - 2/26/17

2/26/17 - 3/5/17

3/5/17 - 3/12/17

3/12/17 - 3/19/17

3/19/17 - 3/26/17

3/26/17 - 4/2/17

4/2/17 - 4/9/17

4/9/17 - 4/16/17

4/16/17 - 4/23/17

4/23/17 - 4/30/17

4/30/17 - 5/7/17

5/7/17 - 5/14/17

5/14/17 - 5/21/17

5/21/17 - 5/28/17

5/28/17 - 6/4/17

6/4/17 - 6/11/17

6/11/17 - 6/18/17

6/18/17 - 6/25/17

6/25/17 - 7/2/17

7/2/17 - 7/9/17

7/9/17 - 7/16/17

7/16/17 - 7/23/17

7/23/17 - 7/30/17

7/30/17 - 8/6/17

8/6/17 - 8/13/17

8/13/17 - 8/20/17

8/20/17 - 8/27/17

8/27/17 - 9/3/17

9/3/17 - 9/10/17

9/10/17 - 9/17/17

9/17/17 - 9/24/17

9/24/17 - 10/1/17