Indigenous storytelling and dance, contemporary Montreal jazz, home cooked comedy and the return of our magical winter festival. All of this and more comprise the dynamic season at Anvil Theatre in Downtown New Westminster.

This season at Anvil Theatre brings in distinct perspectives and contemporary practice. The theatre remains one of the best in the region with high quality acoustics and sound and a warm intimate setting.

“The artists we are presenting are each distinct in their origins and forms”, said Jessica Schneider, Director of Anvil Theatre. “We aim to showcase the best in Canada and offer works that wouldn’t otherwise be present on this stage. Anvil Theatre is a place for arts lovers to discover and elevate their understanding through the new and unusual.”

Shows include:

Spirit and Tradition: Dancers of Damelahamid, Nov 18-19, 2022
Spirit and Tradition layers projected imagery, soundscape, and Coastal Indigenous masked dance, immersing the audience into the rich and diverse ecosystem of the mountains, rivers, and ocean of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada. Spirit and Tradition’s key themes are reciprocity and ecological sustainability, conveying important teachings on balance, interconnectedness, and community. Details and ticketing

Winter Celebrations, Dec-21-31, 2022
The first floor of Anvil Centre will come alive with the Winter World lantern labyrinth and performances. Winter World visits are free and include community performances and activities. The event mainstage features ticketed events offering something for everyone with plenty for families and art lovers alike to enjoy including Axis Theatre’s Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish and the always popular Ceilidh featuring Blackthorn. Stay tuned for more announcements on this exciting winter festival. Details and ticketing

Ali Hassan: Does This Taste Funny? April 19, 2023
Stand up comic, actor and CBC Radio personality, Ali Hassan’s career plans started off as simply as anyone’s: become a chef, get a food show on television, get a second food show on television, be the face of the network and have oven mitts with his face on them. But sometimes things get in the way of your dreams: like your parents’ disappointment, your family of four children and your successful comedy career. This show is a hilarious exposition of Ali’s journey in and out of the culinary world in which he spent 12 years. It’s a little like Eat, Pray, Love….minus the Prayer. Details and ticketing

Huu Bac Quintet, May 6, 2023
Composer and multi-instrumentalist, Huu Bac Quach founded his quintet in Montreal, skillfully combining his Vietnamese and Chinese heritages with Jazz music. Backed by a solid team of some of the most prominent musicians on the Montreal jazz scene, Huu Bac performs his original music inspired by his numerous travels in Asia, Europe, and South America. Audiences are charmed by the beauty and intensity of his work and by his mastery of the dan bau (Vietnamese one-string zither), the erhu (Chinese fiddle), the quena (Andean flute), and the jazz guitar. The Huu Bac Quintet delivers an authentic dialogue between Asian, North, and South American cultures in a fresh and exciting way. Details and ticketing

Tickets are available online at TicketsNW at or by phone at 604.521.5050