Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA)


Your official guide to what's on stage around Metro Vancouver

Theatre Guide Submissions

GVPTA's Theatre Guide is the top result when searching the web for theatre in Metro Vancouver. 
Make sure your production gets noticed: list early! Post your listing as far in advance of the show as you wish; postings stay up until the show is over.  

What's Included?

A listing is equal to one entry on the Theatre Guide and may be a single performance or run, or a festival with a single date range.* 

Standard Listings include:
  • Text listing with performance run dates, company name, location, and event summary on Theatre Guide main page;
  • Detailed listing page with unique URL, including image, description, detailed dates/times/location, run time, ticket price and external link, map link, accessibility details, audience type, and type of event.
  • Listing in up to two issues of the twice-monthly GVPTA Theatre Guide newsletter*, issued to ~1,500 subscribers;
  • Promotion via GVPTA's Twitter feed.

Featured Listings, available to promote theatre performances*, include: 
  • Everything offered in a Standard listing, plus:
  • A featured spot in the Theatre Guide slideshow/banner and featured listing placement with graphic on the main listings page;
  • A featured spot in the GVPTA homepage slideshow  during the month of the show's run;
  • Priority placement with a graphic in GVPTA's Theatre Guide newsletter;
  • Featured promotion on Instagram. 

*Note that non-theatre activities do not appear in the newsletter and are not eligible for Featured listings. See Submission Guidelines for qualifying activities for listings.

Rates & Payment

Standard Listing Rates
  • GVPTA Company Member: Free
  • GVPTA Standard Associate: $10+GST
  • Regular Rate: $40+GST

Featured Listing Rates
  • GVPTA Company Member: $30+GST
  • GVPTA Standard Associate: $40+GST
  • Regular Rate: $75+GST

Click to learn about other membership benefits. 

Prefer not to use the online submission form? We can process your listing manually for an additional fee of $15 + GST per listing. 

You will receive an invoice by email once your listing has been approved. Payment is accepted by credit card at, by e-Transfer, or by cheque.
All listings are subject to approval and all submission policies and fees are subject to change without notice. 

Submission Guidelines

Types of submissions accepted for the Theatre Guide:
  • Single theatre performances or full performance runs;
  • Single festival listing with a single date range (multi-disciplinary events considered; must have a theatre component);
  • Theatre company fundraisers or special events will be considered under the category "Other Arts Events"**

As this is a theatre listings guide: 

  • Submissions of music/concert listings or dance performances without any theatre component are not accepted, however hybrid performances may be accepted. 
  • Listings for courses, conferences, or instructional workshops are not accepted, however free programs of this type may qualify for listing on the Professional Development board. 

Image Guidelines:
  • A graphic accompanies each Featured listing on the Theatre Guide main page, newsletter, website banner/slideshow, as well as social media promo posts. For optimal display across platforms, we recommend an image resolution of 1080x1080 pixels. Square format is preferred. 
  • The Theatre Guide's image placeholder is small, so for the sake of legibility we suggest an image with limited text within the graphic.

Other Form Field Details
  • For performance runs with multiple locations, please submit a single listing, noting the locations and their related dates in the Event Dates and Times field. (i.e. Do not submit a separate listing for each location throughout the performance run). 
  • If your event includes talk-backs, relaxed performances, previews, promotional performances, or other special presentations, include these in the Event Dates and Times field.
  • If tickets are pre-booked, provide a link in the Buy Tickets Link field. Note: You may submit a listing as early as you wish, however ticketing purchase, if applicable, should be available at the time of posting. 

Newsletter Notes
  • Theatre performance listings** appear in a maximum of two issues of the twice-monthly GVPTA Theatre Guide newsletter during the show's run. 

All listings are subject to approval. All submission policies and fees are subject to change without notice. 

**Non-theatre activities do not appear in the newsletter and are not eligible for Featured listings. 

Submit Your Listing

Submission Deadline: 
For inclusion in GVPTA's Theatre Guide newsletter, the deadline to submit listings for shows that start within the next two weeks is 12:00pm on the Tuesday prior to the newsletter issue date. 

The Theatre Guide is issued every other Wednesday and promotes performances running throughout the upcoming two-week period

All set? Click the button below to submit your listing via the online form.


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