We aim to support artists and audiences by bringing excellent international performances to Vancouver.
Chutzpah! Festival was launched in 2001 by the Vancouver West Side Theatre Society. Now entering its 18th year, the festival continues to draw attention and acclaim from its audiences and from national media, such as the Globe and Mail, CBC and Dance International Magazine.
This internationally recognized trademark event has expanded to now include the Chutzpah! PLUS spring/summer showcase, artist post-show speaker series, youth workshops, creation dance and theatre residencies in the NRT, literary events, rural BC dance and youth engagement residencies, and an annual film series co-produced with the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival.
The Vancouver West Side Theatre Society, established and incorporated in 1994, also operates the NRT, a professionally equipped 318 seat performing arts proscenium stage theatre catering to the presentation of professional dance, music and theatre, as well as film, literary and community arts events.