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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 larger 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 from around the region 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 live theatre industry. 

Sign-up page for NEW members

Log-in page for CURRENT members

Have questions about your membership status or log-in? Email us at membership@gvpta.ca

Who is Eligible to Become a Member?

Any theatre-related organization, or any individual who loves participates in, or supports live theatre is welcome to become a member, including:

  • Working theatre professionals
  • Production companies and collectives
  • Theatre venues
  • Educators
  • Theatre-related businesses
  • Actors
  • Producers
  • Designers
  • Directors
  • Administrators
  • Students
  • Audience members

Membership Levels & Annual Fees

Rates based on organizational budget; see table below.

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

 Under $100,000 $109
 $100,000 - $249,999 $185
 $250,000 - $499,999 $255
 $500,000 - $999,999 $329
 $1,000,000 - $1,999,999 $400
 $2,000,000 - $4,999,999 $450
 $5,000,000 - $9,999,999 $550
 $10,000,000 $650


Professional associations; educational institutions and training programs; service organizations; non-producing organizations. 


For-profit businesses that support the theatre community.

Regular: $50 | Students/Seniors (65+): $35

Individuals, not associated with a company. 

Membership renewals are due annually in September. 
All fees are exclusive of GST

Membership Benefit





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
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)DISCOUNTDISCOUNT 
Discount on enhanced/featured listings on the Vancouver Theatre Guide 
Unlimited self-submitted postings on the Jobs and Volunteer Board 
Unlimited self-submitted postings on the Auditions Board   
Access to Directors and Performers at the UGAsFEEFEE
Member-preferred rates with GVPTA partners and local businesses
Discounted rates on theatre and event insurance through Front Row Insurance

Access to personal health insurance plans through AFBS (ACTRA Fraternal Benefits Society)
Access to ticket giveaways and promotions
Voting privileges at the AGM

Still have questions? Email us at membership@gvpta.ca.

Become A Member

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.