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Member Discounts

We're broadening the benefits available to GVPTA members, offering exclusive rates and discounts with GVPTA partners and local businesses. 

Sandman Hotel Group & Sutton Place Hotel Company

GVPTA members have access to GVPTA's corporate rate with The Sandman Hotel Group and The Sutton Place Hotel Company, with more than 50 properties across Canada (30 across B.C., and 8 in Metro Vancouver).

Members who wish to access the GVPTA corporate rate sheet, which includes a list of properties, fixed and flexible rates, and blackout dates, contact executive director Kenji Maeda at kenji@gvpta.ca.

Classic Impressions Inc.

Coordinating print, marketing and direct mail campaigns to promote your business can be costly and overwhelming for small arts organizations. We're pleased to announce that GVPTA members can now access trusted and affordable solutions from a company that understands the varying needs of local theatre groups and supports our industry’s growth as a whole.

Through a partnership with Classic Impressions Inc., GVPTA Company, Associate and Business Members are eligible for Preferred Member Status, providing you access to exclusive rates on mailings and print as well as a complimentary consultation to discuss your projects, goals and budget.

Please note that discounts are based on regular rates and do not apply to existing partnership discounts or other promotional pricing.

The Details:

NEW! (COVID-19 Special Offer)

Your organization may be thinking about reaching out to the community at this time to share updates and to get the public engaged in what you're working on. When combined with digital marketing, direct mail has been shown to boost response rates by up to 45%. 

Canada Post has released an offer to help support the community and small businesses: paid postage on up to 6,000 pieces of Neighbourhood Mail for new customers. Classic Impressions is offering to pull the data for FREE (regular $100 min.), and to help further, they offer discounted rates to non-profit organizations. 

Classic Impressions has created an online form with some standard pricing to give an idea of the costs: classicimpressions.ca/freepostage.

Other options are available (email to inquire).

Exclusive Rates on Print:

Estimates for all printed material will include a Preferred Member Discount. Discounts vary depending on volume, stock, size, item, and availability; request a consultation to determine what options suit your unique needs and to obtain a custom quote. For example, based on popular printed items (e.g. stationery on regular stock), the GVPTA Preferred Member Status discount could range from 15%-20%.

Exclusive Rates on Mailings:

Mailings are a great way to reach out to the community, targeting a new market that may not otherwise be attainable. Got no data, a limited budget and no idea where to start? Classic can help! Receive up to 60% off services such as data processing for unaddressed mailings.

To access the discount, contact GVPTA at membership@gvpta.ca.

Personal Health Insurance

GVPTA members in good standing are eligible to apply for personal health insurance created specifically for Canadian performers through The Arts & Entertainment Plan®.

The Arts & Entertainment Plan® is a simple way to assist you in managing health care costs for you and your family. Get the coverage you need – minus the confusion. It’s affordable, exclusive to the artistic community and there are no medical questionnaires so you won’t be denied access because of pre-existing conditions. It's guaranteed acceptance!

Choose from a standard or comprehensive plan; both offer the same core benefit categories:

  • Dental Care
  • Prescription Drug Care
  • Extended Health Care
  • Travel Emergency Medical
  • Group Term Life
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Member and Family Assistance Program (MFAP)

Coverage is available for individuals and families, a convenient monthly payment option is available, and your premiums may be tax-deductible.

To be eligible for the plan, you must:

  • Be a professional in the arts, living in Canada
  • Have a valid Provincial Health Card
  • Be under 71 years of age

To learn more go to aeplan.ca or call 1.800.387.8897 ext. 238.     

The Arts & Entertainment Plan is a service of Actra Fraternal Benefits Society (AFBS). AFBS is a not-for-profit, member-owned and governed, federally incorporated insurance company that is exclusive to the artistic community. Artists helping artists! 


Theatre & Event Insurance Benefits

Membership to the GVPTA provides access to a range of insurance benefits designed to suit the unique needs of the performing arts community.

Front Row Insurance Brokers is an entertainment insurance broker specializing in theatre companies, the film industry, the music industry, and photographers. Front Row will negotiate on your behalf to obtain the best coverage at the lowest premium from the insurance companies. GVPTA members have access to three types of insurance discounts through Front Row.


SOLO Theatrical Insurance is a simple approach to insurance designed to provide low cost, short term coverage when you are rehearsing, producing or presenting a theatre, dance, opera or other live performance.

The SOLO Theatrical Insurance program can include the following coverage for up to four weeks with no minimum premium:

  • Up to $5,000,000 in General Liability Coverage.
  • Optional Theatrical Property coverage for Equipment, Props, Sets, and Wardrobe
  • Additional Insured certificates for your venue(s) for no additional cost.

GVPTA Members receive a $50 discount.
Contact kenji@gvpta.ca for the discount code.

Click here FOR aN online quote


Insuring your event with Front Row is a simple and easy process that will give you peace of mind knowing that your event is protected.

Your insurance can include the following coverage:

  • Up to $5,000,000 in General Liability Coverage.
  • Additional Insured certificates for your venue and vendors for no additional cost.
  • Optional coverage for Equipment rentals and Event Cancellation available

GVPTA Members receive a $25 discount.
Contact kenji@gvpta.ca for the discount code.

Click here FOR an online quote


Designed for producers of theatre, dance and opera, actONE provides seamless insurance coverage from the moment you begin your project until the applause of closing night.

Coverage includes:

  • Theatrical property sets, costumes, cameras, computers & office equipment as well as rented or borrowed theatrical equipment such as lights & sound
  • Actors', volunteers' and employees' personal property in theatres or rehearsal spaces 
  • Theatrical performance disruption for interruption, postponement, cancellation, or impairment of your performances caused by circumstances which are beyond your control 
  • Theatrical venue and tenants’ legal liability to insure damage you cause to a venue, rehearsal space or any other premise
  • Crime-related insurance dishonesty, theft of money, fraud or forgery
  • Theatrical liability for claims related to bodily injury or property damage to another party including legal defense costs
  • Catastrophic cast indemnity for delays, interruptions, postponements, cancellation of a production or performance due to injury, sickness or permanent total disability or death affecting one-third of your cast
  • Travel delay coverage when severe weather conditions or mechanical breakdown of vehicles prevent your cast from being able to travel to a venue. Non-owned automobiles for the use of automobiles in your production
With additional options to add on:
  • Cast Non-Appearance to insure interruptions, postponement, cancellation, or impairment of performances when your key cast, talent or performers are unable to appear due to injury, illness or death
  • Weather Insurance to insure interruption, postponement, cancellation, or impairment of performances caused by dangerous or adverse weather conditions
  • Accident, Medical & Travel Insurance for out-of country emergency situations or for your company while at home
GVPTA Members contact kenji@gvpta.ca to access the discount.

Click here for more information about the ACTONE plan

MEMBER Discounts

GVPTA has negotiated special rates on a range of services that help our members to be safe, healthy, and productive. 

For full details on membership levels and benefits, visit our Membership page. 

To access these benefits and more, visit our Sign Up page to become a GVPTA member now!


Questions about these services, or about becoming a member? Email us at membership@gvpta.ca.

Is your business interested in offering preferred rates or discounts to GVPTA members? Email kenji@gvpta.ca.

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.

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