Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
An outdoor theatre in Stanley Park, The Marion Malkin Memorial Bowl plays host to repertory theatre and live music throughout the summer months.
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Profile Last Updated: July 10, 2007
Built in 1934 in Stanley Park as a two-thirds-size replica of the Hollywood Bowl in Southern California, Malkin Bowl was named for the deceased wife of former Vancouver Mayor W.H. Malkin. A 1,500-seat concert venue and theatre, the bowl and surrounding grounds can accommodate up to 12,000 people as it plays host to a variety of live music acts and live theatre. The first ever show at the Malkin Bowl was a performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in 1934.
The theatre began hosting the Theatre Under The Stars repertory theatre in 1940 and is still its home to this day. The size of the crowds at Malkin Bowl led to a major renovation in 1945 creating a larger stage, new dressing rooms and storage area. Further renovations were done in 1952 and in 1959, the site was visited by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip during the Theatre Under The Stars 20th anniversary season. A fire caused considerable damage to the building in 1983, but it was completely rebuilt.
Live Acts Under the Stars
Created as a live entertainment venue, the bowl’s sole function remained the primary venue for Theatre Under The Stars until 2004 when The House of Blues Concerts Canada began bringing in a number of live music acts. Want to see live acts under the stars yourself? Ticket information for Theatre Under the Stars is available online at www.tuts.ca and tickets for Malkin Bowl concerts are available through Ticketmaster and House of Blues Concerts Canada.
Full address: Malkin Bowl Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4 Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation