We’ve teamed up with the Police Museum for Kid Gloves!

We are proud to announce that for the run of Kid Gloves, the Firehall will be working with the Vancouver Police Museum to present a rare and special educational opportunity!

On November 14, 21, & 28, the Firehall and the Vancouver Police Museum are offering a double header in the form of a Lunchtime Q&A session with two currently serving members of the Vancouver Police Department and the matinee performance of Kid Gloves!

Colleen Wheeler and Dawn Petten in Kid Gloves by Emily Cooper

You will begin at the Police Museum, where Constable Alison Gailus and Constable Jennifer Luccock, will be sharing their experiences as female officers and answering questions about the challenges of contemporary policing, particularly in an inner-city neighbourhood like the Downtown Eastside.

The session will offer attendees the chance to consider the evolution of women’s roles in society and the ever-changing nature of law enforcement, the justice system and society itself. Take a tour of the current exhibit, 100 Years of Women in Policing, and see how the role of women in the force has evolved.Then, walk next door to the Firehall to catch the 1pm performance of Kid Gloves, a fictionalized account of Canada’s first two female policewomen who were hired by the Vancouver Police Department in 1912.

This great opportunity gives you the chance to hear from officers today about their experiences and then travel back to the beginning of women in the force.  Great for secondary school and university students as well as history buffs and police aficionados.

Open to groups of 10 or more, there is limited availability so book today!  Call our box office at 604.689.0926 for more information and pricing.

The Lunchtime Q&A is offered with the support of the Vancouver Police Foundation

Raffle for tickets to Leonard Cohen Live in Concert!

As many of you know, Leonard Cohen will be visiting Vancouver on his world tour, playing Rogers Arena on November 12.

To celebrate the man and the music, a generous donor has given us a pair of tickets for the show, to raffle during the Chelsea Hotel run and continuing until November 9th!

Buy one ticket for $25 or three for $60 in person or online

Funds from the raffle will go to supporting the operation of the Firehall.


And if you haven’t seen Chelsea Hotel yet, there are only TWO WEEKS left! Buy your tickets for the show here.

Here’s the man himself to give you a taste of what to expect November 12!

Vocal Eye at Chelsea Hotel


On Friday, October 12 at 8pm and Wednesday, October 17th at 1pm, Vocal Eye will provide live audio descriptions at performances of Chelsea Hotel.

Vocal Eye provides vocal description if theatre and performing arts to blind and low vision patrons.

“Each patron is given a personal receiver with a single earpiece and volume control that allows him or her to hear both the show
and our live audio description at the same time. The broadcast begins 15 minutes before curtain with detailed descriptions of the
set, characters and costumes. Once the show begins, the describer transmits pertinent physical action and visual detail between
the lines of dialogue. Brief program notes are provided at intermission.”

– from the Vocal Eye page on Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture website

We are delighted to be able to work with Vocal Eye on these performances of Chelsea Hotel!