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Vancouver New Stage Theatre Society was incorporated under the Society Act on January 20, 2005, and obtained charitable status as a non-profit theatre society on May 17, 2005.

Vancouver New Stage mirrors its creative mission by its name:

Vancouver stands for the need to reflect the life of our city through the talent of its artists.

New stands for the dedication to a new and innovative approach to creating theatre in our community.

Stage stands for the commitment to be responsive to and respectful of our audiences.


Vancouver New Stage's creative mission is committed to:

  1. produce and promote the work of Canadian playwrights and creatively unite these works with an international repertoire of plays that speak to Vancouver audiences and their experience of life in our city
  2. establish a new play development programme based on professional dramaturgy
  3. forge an innovative approach to engage and nurture our audience
  4. support creative efforts of progressive Vancouver artists
  5. create an active liaison with progressive artists across the country


On December 7, 2005, Vancouver New Stage officially announced its creative mission to Vancouver City Hall (Office of Cultural Affairs).

On December 15, 2005, Vancouver New Stage officially announced its creative mission to the Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts simultaneously with the official announcement of the "Earle Birney: Celebration of Vancouver" project featuring the works of Vancouver's legendary poet and Canada's literary giant Earle Birney.

Canada Council for the Arts had been presented with Vancouver New Stage's declaration confirming both official announcements.


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