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Why Join?

The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) is the professional association for live theatre in Metro Vancouver. It’s the only arts service organization specifically focused on professional theatre in British Columbia. Formed in 1976, and incorporated in 1987, we play a unique role in the community: we offer programs and services to support the development of theatre practitioners as artists and administrators, and ultimately to help strengthen the local theatre industry.

In addition to benefit entitlements specifically for our membership, we support our members and the broader theatre community through the provision of education, publicity, and opportunities for convening.

Our membership includes 70+ theatre companies; over 120 individual theatre artists, students, publicists and patrons; as well as educational institutions and organizations that support the theatre industry.

As a member you’ll be plugged into the middle of this artistic community where you can connect with the region’s most committed theatre artists, gain inspiration, form connections, and be a part of this thriving community. 

Who is Eligible to Become a Member?

Any theatre-related organization, or any individual who participates in, or supports live theatre is welcome to become a member, including: Performing artists, Production companies and collectives, Venues, Educators, Producers, Designers, Directors, Administrators.

New Member Applications

Review the membership types and fees below before submitting an application form. 

Have questions about the membership program? Email us at membership@gvpta.ca.

Membership Levels & Annual Fees

All memberships renew annually in September. All fees are exclusive of GST.


All theatre and production companies, ensembles, collectives, presenters, and theatre festivals. 

Startup or Emerging Annual operating budget under $100K; Considered start up or emerging; may be at this level for up to first two years of membership $50
 A Annual operating budget: under $100K $109
 B Annual operating budget: $100,000 to $249,999 $185
 C Annual operating budget: $250,000 to $499,999 $225
 D Annual operating budget: $500,000 to $999,999 $329
 E Annual operating budget: $1,000,000 to $1,999,999 $400
 F Annual operating budget: $2,000,000 to $4,999,999 $450
 G  Annual operating budget: $5,000,000 to $9,999,999 $550
 H Annual operating budget: $10,000,000 and above $650
Provincial ColleagueOrganizations based outside of Metro Vancouver $50
Annual Festival Primary activity is an annual performing arts festival where theatre is a component $75


Performers, designers, stage managers, administrators, technicians, other theatre artists, etc.
  • Regular: $50
  • Student (full-time): $35
    Only available for students currently enrolled in a FULL-TIME theatre or performing arts training program.
  • Senior (65+): $35
  • Current Members of the below associations: $35
    • ADC (full or associate member)
    • CAEA (full or apprentice member)
    • PACT (individual member)
    • PGC (full member)
    • CITT (professional or individual member)


Educational institutions, performing arts venues, other non-theatre arts organizations.


If your organization doesn't fit any of the above categories, please email membership@gvpta.ca.


At the start of 2020 GVPTA is delighted to extend the special offer to our Company and Individual Members of FREE access to a series of online seminars on the fundamentals of the powerful Vectorworks® software, valued at $79–$149 per session. 

Vectorworks® seminars available as part of this offer are:

How To Apply
Interested GVPTA Company and Individual Members are asked to email GVPTA executive director at kenji@gvpta.ca with the requested workshop title and date. A limited number of free spots are available. Current available seminars are for the months of January to March, 2020.

Click here for further details.  

Membership Benefit




Associate MEMBER

Individual: ALL LEVELS

Member rates for the annual Making A Scene conference, workshops, and other special GVPTA events
Member directory listing, including a link to your website
Complimentary access to attend Industry Roundtables
Member-preferred rates with GVPTA partners and local businesses
Discounted rates on theatre and event insurance through Front Row Insurance  
Unlimited self-submitted postings on the Jobs and Volunteer Board 
Unlimited self-submitted postings on the Auditions Board 
Access to attend or apply to the Unified General Auditions
(as directors)

(as directors)
(as directors)
(as directors)

(as performers)
Announcements and non-production event listings (eg. fundraisers, industry gatherings, awards) on the GVPTA website
Self-submitted produced or presented theatrical production listings on the Vancouver Theatre Guide (standard listings)   One free listing for the festival $10  
Member rates for enhanced listings on the Vancouver Theatre Guide $30
Access to personal health insurance plans through AFBS (ACTRA Fraternal Benefits Society)
Access to ticket giveaways
Voting privileges at the AGM

Still have questions? Email us at membership@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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