City announces new Director of Vancouver Civic Theatres
Natalie’s passion for the arts and the arts community, her vision of civic theatres as creative and cultural infrastructure, and her leadership approach are what make her a perfect fit for this role with the City.
Sandra Singh, General Manager, Arts, Culture and Community Services
Natalie Lue will be the City’s next Director of the Vancouver Civic Theatres. The group of theatres, which includes the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the Orpheum, the Playhouse, and the Annex, host more than 800,000 patrons over 850 events each year showcasing, symphony, opera, dance, cultural shows, Broadway, popular concerts, and comedians.
Natalie’s new role as Director, Vancouver Civic Theatres, will oversee all operations for the theatres and performance spaces which regularly host award-winning performances, independent productions, and groups from across the globe.
“Natalie’s passion for the arts and the arts community, her vision of civic theatres as creative and cultural infrastructure, and her leadership approach are what make her a perfect fit for this role with the City,” said Sandra Singh, General Manager, Arts, Culture and Community Services.
About the new Director
Natalie has built her extensive career on a life-long passion for arts and culture. Natalie comes to Vancouver from the Mississauga Living Arts Centre where she was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the last three years overseeing strategic planning, program development and service delivery, administrative functions, budgets, and facilities development.
Prior to this role, Natalie served as the Vice President of Production and Visitor Experience for the Toronto International Film Festival, responsible for producing the annual September Festival and the operation of TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Natalie is currently the Vice President of the Board of Directors of Ontario Presents and on peer assessment juries for the City of Toronto and the Toronto Arts Council. She stays connected to the arts and culture community through participating on boards and various assessment committees and juries, guest speaking, and consulting, for festivals, events and organizations.
Natalie will start in her role on June 3, 2019.
Quote: Natalie Lue
“I am thrilled to be coming home to the west coast and joining the dynamic team at Vancouver Civic Theatres,” said Natalie Lue.
“Vancouver is internationally recognized for its thriving arts and culture scene. I’m looking forward to combining my past experiences with the expertise of the VCT staff to continue to excite and engage Vancouver audiences with exceptional arts presentations and cultural experiences.”
About Vancouver Civic Theatres
Vancouver Civic Theatres is owned and operated by the City of Vancouver, and includes the Vancouver Civic Theatre Board, which advises Vancouver City Council on the operation, use, and improvement of the theatres.