New Revue Stage
1601 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC
Laughter is the best medicine - to get your dose go to Vancouver Theatre Sports for a night to remember.
|Performing Arts Venue |||Theatre|
|Cross Street |||Granville Island|
Schedule of Events
05-Dec-13 to 27-Nov-14
|Ultimate Improv Championship||Get ready for the biggest fight in improv history!|
06-Dec-13 to 29-Nov-14
|The Amazing Improv Race||Follow 4 highly charged, ruthless improvisers racing against each other for the ultimate prize!|
|06-Dec-13 to 29-Nov-14||Theatresports||Competitive improv at its best!|
|06-Dec-13 to 29-Nov-14||Vancouver Theatresports League||Cutting edge improv!|
Profile Last Updated: July 05, 2007
The New Revue Stage is the main stage for Vancouver TheatreSports on Granville Island in the heart of the performing arts community. Attached to the back of the public market and across from the Arts Club Theatre, the cabaret style spot has a reputation for knee-slapping improv performances. The company began in 1980 but moved their hilarity to the New Revue Stage in 2000. Some alumni of the company have gone on to become the Who’s Who of the Canadian comedy world including Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie (Who's Line Is It Anyway), Ellie Harvie (The New Addams Family) and Dean Haglund (The X-Files and The Lone Gunmen).
What Theme Now?
With nine shows each week from Wednesday to Saturday, the variety of entertainment for audiences is plenty. Regular shows include “Theatre Sports,” “Improv Extreme” and “Ultimate Improv.” Then there are the infamous themed events like the month long St. Valentines Day Massacre – an international round-robin improv tourney, and the Year in Review – a parodied rendition of the years local, national and international events including a little champagne and party favours. Shows vary from 30 minutes to a full hour and depending on the length, have an intermission. Drinks are available during intermission, before and after the show.
A Family Affair
From audience suggestions to volunteering on stage, there is audience participation in each show. But, have no fear, all participation is asked for and there is no “dragging on stage.” With a different theme than stand-up comedy, this type of performance is about having fun not making fun so heckling and yelling should be left at the door. The earlier shows are child friendly, while the later performances past the 11 p.m. mark are a little racier and more suited to adults. Seating is general so, come early to get the best seats in the house.