PuSh International Performing Arts Festival


Business Number: 829549948RR0001

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts.

The PuSh Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original. The Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe.

The Festival is a broker of international partnerships, a meeting place for creative minds, a showcase of Canada’s best and an incubator of brilliant new work.


PuSh aims to be a festival of national importance—artistically respected, greatly anticipated and highly valued as a catalyst for cultural and community development. 


The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival engages and enriches audiences with adventurous contemporary works in a spirit of innovation and dialogue.

What People Are Saying

"For the past 16 years the [PuSh] performing arts festival has turned the winter blahs into oohs and aahs."

— The Vancouver Sun, Read More

"The 2020 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is as fresh and innovative as it was when it first graced Vancouver, 16 years ago."

— Sad Magazine, Read More

"I love the variety and diversity of shows. I love that the festival is not shy to bring exciting, weird, wonderful and quirky art from all over the world. There’s nothing traditional about PuSh and I love that."

— Cicely-Belle Blain (board member)

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