Feb 3 – Mar 3 | Musical

Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Running Time: 2 hours

Produced & Presented by Firehall Arts Centre

Director/Choreographer: Tracey Power
Musical Director: Steve Charles

A crowd favourite when it first opened at the Firehall in 2012 and went on to tour Canada, Chelsea Hotel is back. Celebrating the life and work of the late Mr. Cohen, Chelsea Hotel follows a writer with a tumultuous love life haunted by the memories of the past. He checks into New York’s infamous titular hotel, desperate to find the words and inspiration for his next song. Told through song and old relationships, the production is an inventive fusion of music, dance, and drama embodied as a poetic musical journey of the creative mind, set in a hotel room.

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Event Details

Chelsea Hotel is a knockout
— The Georgia Straight


Monday: —
Tuesday: 7:30pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm & 7:30pm
Thursday: 7:30pm
Friday: 7:30pm
Saturday: 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday: 3:00pm


Special Performances

Previews: Feb. 3rd at 7:30, 4th at 3pm, 6th at 7:30pm & 7th at 1pm.

Opening Night: Feb. 7th at 7:30pm

Pay-What-You-Can: Tuesdays at 7:30pm and Wednesdays at 1pm

Post-show Talkbacks: Every Thursday evening during the run

ENDLESS LOVE: On Feb. 23, join us for a preshow reception with bubbly and appetizers hosted by Firehall Artistic Producer Donna Spencer at 6:30pm. After the show there will be a chance to mingle with the cast and crew. $100 tickets include a $25 tax receipt.

Ticket Prices

Side sections: $40

Centre section: $50

Student/Senior: $30 (select under “Price Options” during the online seat selection process)


Produced & Presented by Firehall Arts Centre
Director/Choreographer: Tracey Power
Musical Director: Steve Charles

Adrian Glynn McMorran
Jack Garton
Marlene Ginader
Michelle Bouey
Steve Charles
Tracey Power

Creative Team:
Associate Director: James MacDonald
Associate Choreographer: Tanya Schwaerzle
Set & Costume Designer: Drew Facey
Design Consultant: Ted Roberts
Lighting Designer: John Webber
Associate Lighting Designer: Zac Labrie
Scenic Painter: Tegan Klancnik
Stage Manager: Emma Hammond
Apprentice Stage Manager: Finnley O’Brien
Sound Designer: Trevor Tews

Image: Chelsea Hotel 2024. Adrian Glynn McMorran and Marlene Ginader. Credit Sarah Race Photography 

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Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Feb 3 – Mar 3 | Musical
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