Gateway Theatre is a professional theatre company, home to Gateway Academy for the Performing Arts, and is a popular rental venue. Located in Richmond’s city centre overlooking beautiful Minoru Park, Gateway is an easy 20 minute drive from Vancouver, Delta & Surrey, or 1 hour from Bellingham.
Since we first rang up the curtain in 1984, this 540-seat theatre has become the place where Richmond goes to play. Not surprising really -rousing musicals, roaring comedies, heart-warming drama; they’re all are part of our line-up. As one of the most beautiful theatres in Canada, comfortable seating, great sightlines, superb acoustics, and state-of-the-art sound systems have earned the Gateway a stellar reputation with performers and audiences alike.
The cornerstones of our business are:
Gateway Theatre Productions
On the 541 seat MainStage - 4 annual productions.
In 100 seat Studio B - 2 productions annually in The Studio Series, a celebration of the work of emerging Canadian writers, directors, and designers.
SceneFirst - an exciting four-day series featuring staged readings of new scripts, a "sneak peek" at plays under consideration for future seasons.
Gateway Academy for the Performing Arts
Offers year-round acting, musical theatre, and voice classes classes for youth aged 8-18. Professional actors and choreographers instruct our classes, giving students practical, real world skills.
Gateway Theatre has several venues available for public rental. Stage a performance or hold a conference or a reception in this unique facility. Visit Rentals & Booking for more information.
Mentorship and Community Outreach
As a large theatre company, we play an important role in the mentoring of selected young companies, providing them with artistic support and mentorship, rehearsal space, performance space, and administrative assistance.
We provide opportunities for youth to experience the magic of live theatre through sponsored performances and outreach programs designed to introduce them to career opportunities in the arts. We support other charities through ticket donations.
Gateway Theatre is a not-for-profit society, and issues tax receipts for charitable donations.