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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|COMPANY MEMBERSHIP LEVEL||MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA||ANNUAL FEE (+GST)|
|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 Colleague||Organizations based outside of Metro Vancouver||$50|
|Annual Festival||Primary activity is an annual performing arts festival where theatre is a component||$75|
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERPerformers, designers, stage managers, administrators, technicians, other theatre artists, etc.
ASSOCIATE MEMBEREducational institutions, performing arts venues, other non-theatre arts organizations.
If your organization doesn't fit any of the above categories, please email email@example.com.
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||★ |
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.