IGNITE! Youth Festival

Every year, for one week in May, The Cultch is taken over and transformed by young people. Hundreds of youth are involved in what has grown to be Vancouver’s largest youth-driven arts festival. The festival includes showcases in music, dance, and spoken word, the world premiere of three one-act plays, a visual arts exhibit, variety shows featuring improv, drag, circus arts, and much more. All of this is created by local artists between the ages of 13-24. IGNITE! events will be happening in the Historic Theatre, the Vancity Culture Lab, the lobby, and the café galleries for the entire week. Stay tuned for more details.

Literally every aspect of the festival is youth-driven, produced by the Cultch’s Youth Panel. From media relations and promotion, to stage managing and running the lighting and sound boards, there are countless ways to become involved, whether on stage or behind the scenes.

The IGNITE! Youth Festival is from May 5 - 10, doors at 7:30, shows at 8:00.
The IGNITE! Mentorship Showcase is from May 2 - 3, doors at 6:30, shows at 7:00.
The IGNITE! Theatre Festival is from May 5 - 10, doors at 5:30, shows at 6:00.

Tickets available at thecultch.com/tickets .

  • Youth (ages 12-19) $2
  • Students/Seniors $6
  • Adult $10
  • All Access IGNITE! Adult Pass $40

The above prices are the same for the IGNITE! Theatre Festival and the IGNITE! Youth Festival. Want to check out both? Add the below cost to your ticket price, and make it a longer evening!

  • Students/Seniors $3
  • Adult $5

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door, however there is a $5 minimum on debit transactions!

If you have any questions, please check out the Common Questions page ! If you have further questions, please contact us at [email protected] . Check us out on Facebook here .

See you at The Cultch!
1895 Venables Street
Vancouver, BC
V5L 2H6