goPLAY Youth Theatre Club

Are you in High School and LOVE Theatre?

Want to see a bunch of plays for FREE and get a deeper experience of live theatre?

Join goPLAY

Email to sign up and receive our registration form!

About The Program

Over the course of the school year Club members will attend approx one play per month. We will see all styles of work - from classic texts to cutting edge modern plays to devised and site-specific pieces. After some shows, the Club will meet up with an artist involved in the production for an intimate insider’s view of the play and its creation process. It's an incredible way to super-charge your theatre IQ and take in the best theatre in town!

Craig Erickson, John Shaw & Bob Frazer at Our Town post-show chat with goPLAYers

“I met some of my personal theatre heroes, and was able to talk with them and better understand both the play I had just seen and the theatre industry in general!”  
- former goPLAY Member Luke McAndless-Davis

"The program provided me with the opportunity to see a large variety and quantity of performances; without the support of Touchstone I wouldn't have been able to see so many shows in high school.  I am now working as a lighting designer and I find myself constantly thinking back on the shows that I was able to see through goPLAY.  The chance to chat about what we had seen after the shows with people like Katrina was unique and led me to think about things I may have missed during the show."
- former goPLAY Member Noah Feaver

"As a youth living in a low income family, goPLAY opened up a wide range of theatre; I watched Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters when I was 15!"
- former goPLAY Member Andrew Chu

Here's our lineup for 2017-2018!

Happy Place by Pamela Mala Sinha – Touchstone Theatre at the Firehall Arts Centre (October 19-29, 2017)

The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh – Pacific Theatre, a guest production by Cave Canem Productions (October 20 – November 11, 2017)

Wilderness by Seth Bockley and Anne Hamburger – Studio 58, Langara College (November 16 – December 3, 2017)

Inside/Out by Patrick Keating – A Neworld Theatre Production in association with Main Street Theatre and Urban Crawl, Presented by Touchstone Theatre with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Performance Works (January 17-21, 2018)

King Arthur’s Night, Written by Niall Mcneil and Marcus Youssef – Presented by Theatre at UBC with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Frederic Wood Theatre (January 31 – February 3, 2018)

Salt-Water Moon by David French – Gateway Theatre (February 15-24, 2018)

The Crucible by Arthur Miller – Theatre at UBC, Frederic Wood Theatre (March 15-31, 2018)

C’mon, Angie! by Amy Lee Lavoie – Touchstone Theatre at the Firehall Arts Centre (May 31 – June 9, 2018)



Our 2016-2017 Season goPLAY lineup:

The Flick by Annie Baker – Arts Club, Granville Island Stage (Oct 2016)
Miss Shakespeare, Written by Tracey Power with music by Steve Charles – Firehall Arts Centre (Nov 2016)
Brothel #9 by Anusree Roy – Touchstone Theatre at The Cultch (Nov 2016)
Mary Poppins, A musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film – Arts Club, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (Dec 2016)
The Fighting Season by Sean Harris Oliver – The Cultch, Vancity Culture Lab (Jan 2017)
Concord Floral by Brubacher/Spooner/Tannahill (Toronto) – Touchstone Theatre at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and Surrey Civic Theatres (Jan 2017)
Backstage in Biscuit Land, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival –Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (Jan/Feb 2017)
You Will Remember Me, From the play Tu te souviendras de moi by François Archambault, Translated by Bobby Theodore – Gateway Theatre (Feb 2017)
Elbow Room Café: The Musical, Book & Lyrics by Dave Deveau, Music & Lyrics by Anton Lipovetsky – The Cultch, York Theatre (Mar 2017)
Les Belles-Soeurs, Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco – Theatre at UBC, Frederic Wood Theatre (Mar 2017)
Children of God, A new musical by Corey Payette – The Cultch, York Theatre (May/June 2017)
The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare – Bard on the Beach (June 2017)
The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare – Bard on the Beach (June 2016)