Vancouver Civic Theatres offers 3 programs for event support at our venues.

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Theatre Rental Grants (TRG)

The Theatre Rental Grant is funded and administered by the City of Vancouver's Cultural Services department in partnership with Vancouver Civic Theatres. Application information can be found on the City of Vancouver's website

This grant supports event at:

Application Open: January 25, 2019
Application Deadline: February 27, 2019 (4 pm)

Learn More about the TRG


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Activation of Underutilized Spaces

The Activation of Underutilized Vancouver Civic Theatres Spaces Grant seeks to address the need for space by arts and culture groups, increase the use of our civic theatre spaces, and enhance Vancouver's status as a liveable city. 

This grant is administrated by Vancouver Civic Theatres and focuses on small, non-profit organizations looking for space to produce projects in Vancouver.

This grant supports event at:

For 2019, we're granting a total of $200,000. 

Current status: Open

Applications Available: November 1, 2018

Download Grant Guide Download Grant Application


ANNEX Theatre Residency Program

The ANNEX Theatre Residency Program offers organizations a two-year stay at the ANNEX, including funding for 18 performances per year.

In addition, the organizations will gain access to the Playhouse Theatre rehearsal hall to utilize as an incubation space for up to 5 weeks per year based on availability.

For full details and eligibility criteria, please see the  Call for Proposals.

More about the ANNEX Residency


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