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Covid 19 Safety Protocols in Metro Theatre


Set design amid COVID

We are in an interesting time due to COVID-19. With safety protocols in place – time to open the theatre. On with the show.

Set Design √ – wait, hmmm… how to design the set keeping in mind the protocols for the Performing Arts returning to operation.

First step: Reading the play – oh, Dr. Bonnie will be pleased. Five (5) characters on stage “fewer faces,” and this play takes place outdoors “bigger spaces.”

Then: Create furniture plot; really, 2- tables, that is the only set dressing required? Phew! And, easily to keep sanitized.

Feeling a little more confident that I can create a fun space – a safe space – for the cast and crew create in.

Social distancing at 6 feet, so, if I start with the floor and create a series of 6 foot squares, thus allowing the actors to have a visual reference for social distancing purposes; allows the Director to block the show using social distancing.

Cast of Five Alarm on setTurns out this show couldn’t be more COVID friendly to design for. “This is not forever. It is for now” – Dr. Bonnie Henry

Heather Stewart
Set Designer  for Five Alarm

FIVE ALARM is on stage until November 21st..  Tickets are from $30  and can be reserved by contacting the Box Office on 604 266 7191 or Purchase Tickets

For more information on the show, cast and crew listings,  press reviews, video and photos check out the FIVE ALARM webpage

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.




 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.

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.