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About us

The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) is a non-profit charitable organization whose membership includes theatre companies, theatre makers and artists, and other organizations and individuals that support theatre. We provide services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and hold an annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

Our Mission

To strengthen the local theatre industry. 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

GVPTA is committed to being an organization where equity, diversity, and inclusion are not only valued, but embodied in all programs, activities, and decisions we make. Beyond GVPTA membership, we are responsible and accountable to the community as a whole; this community extends beyond those working in theatre, crossing disciplines and sectors. By working to remove physical, social, and economic barriers to participation, we aim to make GVPTA’s programming and activities accessible to all theatre artists and arts workers.

Who We Are

We are a charitable organization that functions thanks to the the hard work of the following: 

Our members includes:
  • Individual theatre artists, arts workers;
  • Theatre production companies, collectives, ensembles;
  • Educational institutions;
  • Theatre venues;
  • Other organizations and individuals who support local theatre;
As a charitable organization, we apply for, receive, and are grateful for support from several funding sources, including:

Learn about GVPTA's beginnings on our History page.




The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

GVPTA
#308-237 Keefer Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1X6
604 608 6799