During July and August every year, Theatre Under the Starts (TUTS) presents famous musicals in beautiful Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park. Each year 2 musicals are performed on alternating nights. All seating is outdoors so be prepared for the weather. It can get cool at night so bring a sweater and/or an umbrella!
Shows start at 8pm, except on the 3 "Celebration of Light" fireworks nights when they will start at 7pm. The musicals usually go for about 2.5 hours with a 15-20 break after about 1.5 hours.
There are a few thousand individual seats in a bunch of price categories. They sell tickets to individual shows or 2 show subscription packs. Tickets are available at tuts.ca or by calling 1-877-840-0457.
There is seating "on the hill" on the right-hand side of the venue. Entry is charged at the lowest fees (e.g. $30 for an adult in 2017). People bring their own portable seats and/or blankets to sit on. Usually, there are many families with little kids that sit here. The only drawback, other than not having a chair provided, is that the view may be limited on the right hand and back side of the stage, i.e. you may not have a completely unobstructed view of the entire stage.
Additionally, there are cushion rentals, photo booth, TUTS museum, and concessions. You can buy coffee, beer, and wine from booths. Also, they have a concession stand with a larger selection of food and drink items.
For 2019, the musicals are Mamma Mia and Disney's Newsies!
Tickets go on sale on March 1, 2019.
For 2018, Subscriptions for both shows are $70 ($50 Youth and Children) are available until May 5, 2018. Subscriptions include a ticket to both musicals, best seats, best priceing, and get free exchange insurance and an in-house program for both shows.
Single tickets go on sale on May 15. Prices are Adults: $30-$49 per show, Youth(13-18): $30, Child (5-12): $30. Groups of 10 or more get $5 off. It is a little cheaper on preview nights (July 4-10) and Super Monday (Aug 6).
More information about prices and seating chart
You can buy tickets online at: TUTS.ca
Or you can buy tickets by phone at 604-631-2877 Monday to Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday noon to 4pm starting on June 8, 2018. Note, there is an additional $5/order for phone orders.
OR at the box office at Malkin Bowl from 2pm to 8pm starting on July 4, 2018 or 2pm to 7pm on fireworks nights. Note that shows do sell out so there may not be any seats available at the box office when you get there as we found out. We ended up sitting on the hill which was ok, but hard on the bum!
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