Gateway Theatre’s 2024/25 Season

A Season of Stories

You are invited to our 40th Anniversary Season, filled with new offerings and familiar events that compose a medley of tales that we know you’ll love. Come along as we celebrate 40 years of creativity, community and culture, and share in this Season of Stories with your friends and family.

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2024/25 Season

Shows

  • YAGA

    by Kat Sandler

    Directed by Roy Surette
    A Touchstone Theatre Production
    MainStage
    October 24th, 2024 – November 2nd, 2024

    The mysterious disappearance and suspected murder of a college bad boy leads a local small-town sheriff, a young private detective, and an unsettling university professor into a labyrinth of secret lives, ancient magic, and multiple suspects.

    Yaga is the reimagining of a legendary folk anti-hero through Sandler’s razor-sharp feminist wit. Part thriller, part comedy, part nightmare fairy-tale, Yaga leads us into an unforgettable world of trickery and revenge – just in time for Halloween!

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  • Lionel Bart’s Oliver!

    Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
    Freely adapted from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist
    A Gateway Theatre Production
    MainStage
    December 12th, 2024 – January 4th, 2025

    Step into the heart of Victorian England with Lionel Bart’s timeless musical masterpiece, Oliver! This holiday classic, beloved by Gateway audiences since its performances in 1992 and 2001, is back to fill the season with its wonderful music and heartwarming story of love and community. Hold on tight to your handkerchiefs for an eventful evening filled with singing, dancing and the return of a family-favourite musical.

    Based on Charles Dickens’ beloved novel Oliver Twist, this Tony and Olivier award-winning show has enchanted audiences for decades and even claimed the Academy Award for Best Picture. Oliver! follows the heart-wrenching journey of an orphan who escapes a bleak workhouse to find camaraderie among Fagin’s gang of young pickpockets. As Oliver is wrongfully accused of theft, he finds an unexpected saviour in the kind-hearted Mr. Brownlow. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sykes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

    The award-winning musical springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and spirited songs, (“Food, Glorious Food,” and “Consider Yourself”), to ever grace the stage.

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  • Otosan

    By Shizuka Kai, Randi Edmundson, & Jess Amy Shead
    A Little Onion Puppet Company Production
    Theatre for Young Audiences
    Best enjoyed by youth ages 4-11
    Studio B
    February 19th – 22nd, 2025

    When little Shizu hides in her Otosan’s suitcase and secretly travels to his most dangerous destination The North, her presence is a big surprise and an even bigger nuisance to her gruff, no-nonsense father. Facing snowy owls, white wolves and grizzly bears in the most remote of locations, Otosan and Shizu must learn to tackle challenges together, eventually learning how to communicate their love. Inspired by co-creator Shizuka Kai’s real-life experience with her father, a wildlife videographer, Otosan is a beautifully told story that uses puppetry, real wildlife projections and an original score to take the audience on an immersive journey.

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  • Pride and Prejudice

    by Kate Hamill
    adapted from the novel by Jane Austen
    A Gateway Theatre and Western Canada Theatre Production
    MainStage
    April 17th – 26th, 2025

    Join us for a fresh and vibrant take on Jane Austen’s classic novel with Kate Hamill’s acclaimed adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. With fast-paced staging and seamless character switches, this production promises a hilarious and heartwarming experience for long-time Jane Austen fans and newcomers alike.

    Follow the outspoken Elizabeth Bennet, whose determination to avoid marriage due to societal pressure is challenged by the charmingly handsome, mildly amusing and remarkably ubiquitous Mr. Darcy.  Don’t miss out on the wit, whimsy and romance – a highly entertaining tale for audiences of all ages.

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Special Events

  • True Voices: Pride Storytelling & Tea

    Second Floor Lobby
    Free to attend with Registration
    Thursday, August 1st, 2024 at 7pm

    Join us at Gateway Theatre for a celebration of Richmond Pride Week! You are invited to our free storytelling event, where you’ll hear powerful and inspiring stories from local queer voices. Afterwards, enjoy a warm cup of tea and engage in an intimate Q&A with our storytellers. We are proud to provide a safe space for the queer community and allies, so whether you are curious, anxious, or looking to connect with the community, we welcome you to join us.

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  • Moonlight Magic: Mid-Autumn Celebration

    Gateway Theatre Studio A + Minoru Park
    Tickets

    $15 for Adults
    $10 for Youth
    Saturday, September 14th, 2024 at 6pm

    Get ready for a magical evening at this year’s Mid-Autumn Celebration! Families will kick off the festivities by crafting beautiful lanterns by hand, then, join us for a breathtaking lantern procession into Minoru Park. As the sun sets, you will be immersed in an enchanting concert featuring moonlit melodies, sung by the talented Renee Fajardo. Don’t miss this unforgettable night of creativity, community, and celestial music!

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  • Silk Road Music: Lunar New Year Celebration

    Studio B
    Tickets: $25
    Saturday, February 1st, 2025 at 2pm

    Celebrate Lunar New Year and come on a musical journey with the award-winning Silk Road Music! Join us for a celebratory concert, blending the rich traditions of Chinese music with popular Western styles.

    Silk Road Music has shattered stereotypes, proving that Chinese music can be both accessible and profoundly beautiful. This beloved ensemble has captivated audiences at prestigious venues like the Chan Centre and the Vancouver Jazz Festival, and now they’re bringing their innovative sound to our stage. Don’t miss this unforgettable performance that promises to enchant and inspire, showcasing the harmonious fusion of East and West.

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  • The Flame: Anniversary Edition

    Studio B
    Tickets: Pay-What-You-Will
    Saturday, March 8th, 2025 at 2:30pm

    Join us at Gateway Theatre for a special performance of Vancouver’s wildly popular storytelling series, The Flame: Anniversary Edition.  Host Deborah Williams, the award-winning actor and one of the creators of Mom’s the Word, and talented local storytellers create an event full of “true stories told by the people who lived them”. With themes of birthdays, anniversaries and celebrations, this afternoon features live musicians and storytelling that will delight and move you.

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