Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts


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So much trouble in so few years. Designed by Moshe Safdie, this 1,850-seat, $27-million venue opened as the Ford Theatre in 1995, as part of Garth Drabinsky's chain for Livent musicals. It closed in 1998 as Livent's financial troubles had Drabinsky spending more time with lawyers than artists. The Ford remained dark until a quartet of Hong Kong-born, Denver-based doctors, the Law bothers, bought the theatre for the firesale price of $7 million. Dennis Law's idea was to wow Vancouver's Asian audiences, as well as regular theatregoers, by creating 'action musicals': spectaculars steeped in (mainly) Chinese tradition, with dance, music and martial arts all to be illuminated by the Centre's state-of-the-art technology. The plan met with limited success and now it's mainly a roadhouse for touring productions such as Stomp or headline musical acts from Laurie Anderson and David Byrne to John Legend and Joshua Redman.

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Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts details

777 Homer Street,
between Robson & W Georgia Streets,

Area Vancouver

Transport Bus 17.

Telephone 604 602 0616

Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts website

Open Box office 2hrs before showtime.

Tickets $30-$70.

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By Treva - Jan 3 2016

How can I talk to someone without a number that is in service....has the Theatre closed its doors?!

By jack - Nov 17 2014

Please add a phone # that is in service!