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Massey Theatre Society

Massey Theatre opened in 1949 as British Columbia's largest theatre. Since then it has become an active and multi-faceted place with a not for profit artistic organization leading its purposes and relationships. The stage features local talents, Indigenous cultural events, inclusive arts programs, Broadway touring companies and international stars of diverse dance, theatre, film and music. The Massey Theatre complex also boasts production workshops, rehearsal and digital arts studios, a visual arts gallery, meeting and gathering spaces and a significant outdoor location positioned to serve the community and visitors in a number of ways. Community arts groups, Community participation programs, Indigenous gatherings, Emerging Artists, Artists in Residence, Competitions, Festivals, student performances and performances of culturally and physically diverse communities are among the over large number of programs and events typically presented in a year.

The organization is led by a professional staff leadership team including the position of Indigenous Cultural Director, and a significant team of 9 artistic associates hold responsibility for designing and delivering inclusive and accessible cultural and social programming. The Massey works with community partners in the arts and across sectors and holds a strong relationship with the municipality.

Massey has long invested in preserving this unique and historic piece of New Westminster’s heritage and provides New Westminster with a centre for its lively arts environment tradition. The Society is now moving into an additionl 30,000 plus square feet of physical space as well as developing its outdoor programming. The focus of the outdoor programming is to be Indigenous land based artistic practices and sustainability. This will involve activation of Indigenous gardens, gatherings, and children, youth and general cultural programming. The Massey offers a diverse citizenry with access to cultural events whether as performers or audience members. We are now investing greater attention and resources in the outdoor green space and public areas. Massey’s busy ongoing schedule of events is inclusive and reflective of the cultural, social and economic demographics present within the city of New Westminster and the Greater Vancouver region.

Parks we work in:

  • 8th and 8th grounds and plaza

Things we do:

  • dance
  • indigenous culture
  • music
  • picnics/bbqs
  • playground
  • theatre
  • visual arts
  • workshops

We're looking for volunteers in these areas:

  • Regular volunteers
  • Occasional volunteers

Where you can find us

  • 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster, BC, Canada

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