Norman Rothstein Theatre

  • 950 W 41st Avenue
  • Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7
  • Phone: 604.257.5111 Ext. 255

It’s our 15th Anniversary and we’re celebrating by inviting you to join us on an invigorating, creative, hip adventure to downtown clubs and venues such as The Imperial, RedRoom Ultra Bar, Electric Owl, Scotiabank Dance Centre and, of course, our home – the beautiful Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre at the JCC.


I’ve said it before and it bears repeating: “the Festival stands behind the unwavering belief that the performing arts are an important vehicle of communication that holds us together as a culture and inspires us with new ideas and unexpected ways of looking at the world.” I also strongly believe that artists should be seen as independent from their countries’ political leadership in the absence of clear evidence to the contrary.

February 20, 2017

2017 Chutzpah! Festival Presents comedian MARK SCHIFF (USA) “Mark Schiff is one of the funniest, the brightest, and best stage comics I have ever seen.” — Jerry Seinfeld When Mark was twelve, his parents took him to a nightclub. There, live on stage was Rodney Dangerfield doing his act. At that… more

February 18, 2017 - February 21, 2017

Vancouver favourite, Shay Kuebler/Radical System Art brings us the world premiere of the completed and full-length version of Telemetry (Volume 1 was showcased in last year’s Chutzpah! as a half evening work in progress). This explosive new full evening work focuses on the physical body as a vessel… more

February 22, 2017

2017 Chutzpah! Festival presents Folk Lordz "one of the most interesting, compelling and viscerally thrilling pieces of theatre you'll see this season" - Mooney on Theatre Folk Lordz promises to deliver high-speed and hilarious improv from two members of the world-famous, Canadian Comedy… more

February 25, 2017 - February 27, 2017

Hailing from Tel Aviv, 4Men, Alice, Bach and the Deer is a humorous dark fantasy performed to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach about four men trying to find the ultimate “man” and daring to doubt his existence. A delightful and original show that combines text, singing, and dancing, “4Men, Alice… more

February 28, 2017

2017 Chutzpah! Presents David Broza and Mira Awad in Concert Please note: Unfortunately Ali Paris is now unable to make it to the Festival due to personal reasons but that we are thrilled to announce that MIRA AWAD will now we joining David Broza for this concert. “Every performance is like his last… more

March 1, 2017 - March 2, 2017

2017 Chutzpah! Festival &Temple Sholom Present WRESTLING JERUSALEM created and performed by Aaron Davidman directed by Michael John Garcés "...breathtaking...Sweeping yet personal...a panoramic overview of one of the world’s most chronic conflicts." - The Washington Post Set in America, Israel… more

March 4, 2017 - March 6, 2017

Spellbound Contemporary Ballet has defined itself in the European dance community for its many works, dynamic choreography, and the virtuosic technique of the company’s dancers. Returning to Chutzpah! the company brings their full length work Carmina Burana choreographed by Artistic Director Mauro… more

March 7, 2017

2017 Chutzpah! Festival presents: Maya Avraham Tuesday, March 7, 2017 8:00pm MAYA AVRAHAM who is known to all of us from The Idan Raichel Project is coming to Vancouver with her band of extraordinary Israeli and American musicians. In her new show she will sing the greatest hits from The Project and… more

March 9, 2017

2017 Chutzpah! Festival presents: Lyla Canté Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:00pm A Jewish Cantor meets a Gypsy Flamenco guitarist. Sparks fly. They add percussion, a Blues guitarist, a Rock & Roll bassist and Lyla Canté is born. Amazing world musicians from NYC, Argentina, Japan and Israel explore… more

March 11, 2017 - March 13, 2017

2017 Chutzpah! Presents Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion In their Western Canadian premiere, NYC based Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion brings a mixed repertoire of some of Kyle Abraham’s most prolific works. The multi award-winning Abraham entwines a sensual and provocative choreographic vocabulary… more

April 2, 2017

2017 Chutzpah! PLUS presents Landon Braverman & Friends New York City musical theatre composer Landon Braverman returns home to perform an intimate evening of his music. Known for his energetic performances and contemporary musical theatre sound, this one night only event will feature songs from… more

May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017

2017 Chutzpah!PLUS presents Birds Sing a Pretty Song – with Rebecca Margolick, Chuck Wilt, Dimitry Prushak, Maxx Berkowitz, Bruno Esrubilsky and Ruby Namdar birds sing a pretty song. created by Rebecca Margolick and Maxx Berkowitz was developed during a year- long Fellowship in New York City… more