During July and August every year, Theatre Under the Starts (TUTS) puts on famous musicals in beautiful Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.
Each year 2 different 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 and Festival 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 (additional $5 per order for phone orders). For groups of 20+, call 1-604-734-1917.
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 2023, the musicals that are Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical and The Prom. The musicals will run from July 6, 2023 to August 25, 2023 on alternating nights. July 6-9, 2023 are preview nights.
Subscriptions are on sale up to May 17, 2023. Early Bird Prices on sale from May 25, 2023 to June 20, 2023. Regular Tickets go on sale on June 21,2023.
Save $5 on early bird tickets until June 15, 2019.
Single tickets go on sale on May 12, 2020. Prices are Adults: $30-$55 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 4-7, 2020) and Super Monday (Aug 3, 2020).
They also have exchange insurance for $5/ticket. Check the tuts website for all the details.
More information about prices and seating chart
You can buy tickets online at: TUTS.ca
Or you can buy tickets by phone at 1-8800-514-3849 (Monday-Saturdays 6am-5pm, Sundays 9am-5pm). 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 6, 2023 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!