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Revised date Sept 25 - Oct 17-2
Metro Theatre 2020 - 2021 Season



  A Christmas Carol Radio Play

An original work by writer Erik Gow (Based on the Charles Dickens novel)

Directed by: Chris Adams

Stage Manager: Kat Palmer

Producers: Catherine Morrison and Alison Schamberger

When: Sat, August 22 & Sat, August 29

Time: by appointment only sometime between 10am to 4pm

Where: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

Synopsis: The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring sees a handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage. As the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying “Bah Humbug!”

For more info on A CHRISTMAS CAROL RADIO PLAY, the COVID plan protocols we have in place to keep our community safe for auditions and our online audition application please click here:


raising the Curtain ~ Charley’s Aunt

On stage SEPT 25 – OCT 17, 2020

It has been a long while since we’ve been able to have the confidence to set a re-opening date – we have missed you!

Metro Theatre will operate in response to the B.C.’s Ministry of Health  and ActSafe guidelines. We are in the throws of finalizing our Safety Plan which will be posted on this website.

Charley’s Aunt Ticket Holders will be contacted directly to change seats and or performances to respect distancing and group gathering restrictions

 WEDNESDAY evening performances have been added to this show run.

The cast have resumed rehearsals (over Zoom to begin with) and  are excited about presenting this very funny play.

Theatre reminds us that we are not alone. Not only are we sharing space and an experience with the artists who are performing, we are sharing the experience with fellow audience members. Thank you for coming to see our plays and for your understanding as we all work through  all the new protocols.

Share in our stories, photos and videos for Charley’s Aunt, past shows and our plans for the upcoming season by exploring this website.

As we re-open  we hope we can count on all of you to come and support us once again.

Individual Tickets go on sale August 15th

Stay safe.

About Metro

Now in our 58th year of presenting Vancouver with live plays and theatre performances from our location on Marine Drive at the foot of Granville.

We are excited to offer this wide range of live theatre for our patrons in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Ladner, Delta, Surrey, New Westminster, and all the Greater Vancouver area.

We look forward to sharing our work and sharing the enjoyment of live productions with audiences, volunteers and our co-performers.




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By: Canadian playwright Kristen Da Silva

Directed by: Nicky Anderton

When: Tues, August 18 & Wed, August 19

Time: by appointment starting at 7 pm

Where: 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

Synopsis: A fairground in Lumby, BC, where every year, a Chili Cook-Off is held at the municipal fair. Ava is determined to win after 16 years of trying. The event is named after her father – “The Chili King”. Her rival is a former childhood friend. Her enthusiastic, and wildly optimistic assistant has no culinary expertise, except cleaning out the zoo cages. What could go wrong? This hilarious send up by a new Canadian playwright is a great start to Metro’s season!

For more info on FIVE ALARM, the COVID plan protocols we have in place to keep our community safe for auditions and our online audition application please click here:





 in any amount help reduce the severity of the profound financial impact the pandemic shutdowns have had, and will continue to have for a long time, on our theatre.

Metro really appreciates when you to make a commitment to the future by renewing or buying your new subscription and thanks you for  considering a tax deductible donation to further support Metro Theatre if you can.   We have been gladdened and inspired with the response from our loyal audience during these difficult times.  Thank you so much!

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EASON 2020-2021


We are so excited to be bringing our 58th season of  comedies, dramas, plus an original Christmas production to the theatre stage…….  it will be  socially distanced, host smaller audiences, and have many  new protocols in place to protect patrons, actors, creative teams, volunteers and staff.

Metro Theatre produces entertaining live theatre that is affordable and accessible.

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Your subscription comes with:

  • Best available seats – socially distanced.
  • No-cost seat exchange.
  • Exclusive VIP membership
  • EXTRA VOUCHER at NO CHARGE – so you can invite a friend along at no cost to one of the regular season plays.


More Info & Subscription Options

2020 – 2021 SEASON

Plan theatre into your life and look forward to a season of memorable experiences at great value.  AND/OR Consider giving someone special, the magic of live theatre all season long by gifting them season tickets.

Stay In Touch


We always want to hear from you.  Please use the CONTACT METRO Form on every page of this website to send us a message.

Box Office Staff is off until September when we plan to open again but admin will be checking messages. Thanks for your understanding and patience as we all work through these crazy times together.

Gift Certificates


Give someone a fantastic night out

Metro Theatre gift certificates make terrific Christmas, birthday, or anniversary presents and are perfect for gifts and incentives for employees and clients!

It’s so easy. Purchase a Metro Theatre gift certificate in any value, certificates never expire, and your friends, family or co-workers can then select whatever production and dates work for their busy schedules.

How to book

> Call us at 604 266 7191. We’ll send you the gift certificates ready for you to sign and send. Or you can let us know who to email or hold it for.

>  Book Online: Purchase Gift Certificates

Perfect during Social Isolation – Never leave your office or home! Buy online now and email your Gift Certificate directly to the recipient.  (Sorry no print at home certificates during COVID -19 – thanks for your understanding).

> In person. Stop by our Box Office once the STAY HOME directive for COVID -19 has been lifted (1370 SW Marine Drive Vancouver) and we’ll get your gift certificates organized.