Vancouver Civic Theatres Board

The Board advises City Council on the operation, use and improvement of the civic theatres (Queen ElizabethTheatre, Orpheum, and Vancouver Playhouse).

Board members also monitor specific areas of theatre operations on behalf of the Board.

Terms of reference

The Board:

  • Encourages theatre use by certain forms of entertainment and types of organizations
  • Analyzes and recommends theatre policies or methods used elsewhere
  • Works with other facilities and concessions to operate the theatres
  • Creates an annual budget of the Vancouver Civic Theatres
  • Determines theatre facilities rental fees
  • Brings theatre-related matters that need action by City Council to Council

The Vancouver Civic Theatres Board Bylaw explains the Board's function and responsibilities.

Meeting frequency

The Board meets once a month, generally on the fourth Thursday. Meetings take place at 12 Noon in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Salon, 630 Hamilton Street.

Time commitment

Members should expect to spend 3 to 4 hours per month on board business.

Attendance requirement

Members may miss no more than four consecutive meetings wthout obtaining leave of absence from the committee. Membership will be terminated following the fourth such absence.

Membership

The board consists of seven members who are appointed by City Council.

Members must not be:

  • A member of City Council.
  • An employee of the City of Vancouver.
  • A licensee or other user of any civic theatre.
  • An officer, director, or employee of a licensee or other user.

Members can be reappointed and may serve an unlimited number of terms.

Prospective members

Before being appointed, members must have lived in Metro Vancouver (formerly Greater Vancouver Regional District) for at least 6 months, or be eligible to vote in a municipal election in Vancouver.

Members

Terms expire December 3, 2017, or until successors appointed

  • Susan Adams, Vice-Chair
  • Rob Haynes, Chair
  • Patricia McSherry

Terms expire December 4, 2018, or until successors appointed

  • Christopher Ball
  • Hugh Cochlin
  • Lynn Ross
  • Wendy Soobis

Commissioner Emeritus: Norman Young

Liaisons

  • City Council:  Councillor Elizabeth Ball
  • Staff:  Sandra Gajic, Director of Civic Theatres

 

2017 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 26, 2017 Agenda

Minutes

February 23, 2017 - cancelled    
March 23, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 27, 2017    
May 18, 2017    
June 22, 2017    
July - no meeting    
August - no meeting    
September 21, 2017    
October 26, 2017    
November 23, 2017    
December - no meeting    


2016 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 21, 2016 Agenda

Minutes

February 25, 2016 Agenda Minutes
March 24, 2016 Agenda Minutes
April 21, 2016 Agenda Minutes
May 26, 2016 Agenda Minutes
June 23, 2016 Agenda Minutes
July - no meeting    
August - no meeting    
September 22, 2016 Agenda Minutes
October 20, 2016 Agenda Minutes
November 24, 2016 - Cancelled    
December 8, 2016 Agenda Minutes


2015 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 29, 2015 Agenda

 Minutes

February 26, 2015 Agenda  Minutes
March 19, 2015 Agenda   Minutes
April 23, 2015 Agenda   Minutes
May 21, 2015 Agenda  Minutes
June 18, 2015 Agenda  Minutes
July 16, 2015 Agenda  Minutes
September 24, 2015 Agenda  Minutes
October 29, 2015 Agenda  Minutes
November 26, 2015 Agenda   Minutes
December 17, 2015 Tentative No meeting  


 2014 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes
February 13, 2014 Agenda Minutes
March 20, 2014 Cancelled - -
April 24, 2014 Agenda Minutes
May 22, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 19, 2014 Agenda Minutes
July 17, 2014 Agenda Minutes
September 25, 2014 Agenda Minutes
October 23, 2014 Agenda Minutes
November 20, 2014 Agenda Minutes
December 11, 2014    


2013 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 24, 2013 Agenda Minutes
February 21, 2013 Agenda Minutes
March 21, 2013 Agenda Minutes
April 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
May 23, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 20, 2013 Agenda Minutes
July 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 19, 2013 Agenda Minutes
October 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes
November 14, 2013 Agenda Minutes
December 12, 2013 Agenda Minutes


2012 meetings, agendas, and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 26, 2012 Agenda Minutes
February 23, 2012 Agenda Minutes
March 22, 2012 Agenda Minutes
April 26, 2012 Agenda Minutes
May 24, 2012 Agenda Minutes
June 21, 2012 Agenda Minutes
July 19, 2012 Agenda Minutes
September 27, 2012 Agenda Minutes
October 25, 2012 Agenda Minutes
November 22, 2012 Agenda Minutes
December 13, 2012 Agenda Minutes

Contact the Civic Theatres Board

civic.theatres.board
@vancouver.ca

Staff contact
Sandra Gajic
Director, Civic Theatres

Phone: 604-665-3020

sandra.gajic@vancouver.ca

Meeting coordinator
Tina Hildebrandt

Phone: 604-873-7268

tina.hildebrandt@vancouver.ca

Resources for potential and appointed members

The Procedure Bylaw regulates the procedures of Council and its committees and other bodies.

Procedure Bylaw  (156 kb)

The Code of Conduct Policy sets minimum expectations for the behaviour of Council officials, staff, and advisory body members in carrying out their functions.

Code of Conduct Policy  (145 kb)

Vancouver's civic theatres

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 650 Hamilton St in downtown Vancouver is one of Canada’s largest proscenium theatres with 2,765 seats. Refurbished in 2009, the theatre hosts opera, Broadway, music, presentations, and a broad spectrum of entertainment shows.

Vancouver Playhouse

The Vancouver Playhouse at 600 Hamilton St is the city’s prime venue for dance, chamber music, film events, and theatre with 668 seats.

The Orpheum

The Orpheum at 601 Smithe Street is one the most beautiful concert halls in North America. Built in 1927 and refurbished in 2009, the 2,600-seat Orpheum is a designated National Heritage Site.