The City and The City Experimental Workshop 

We are in the throes of developing an interactive performance based on the novel by China Mieville, co-created and produced by Upintheair Theatre and The Only Animal. Participatory experiment - Friday November 21, 2014 7:00pm at the Test Kitchen in PTC.    What part do you play? 


rEvolver 2016     the changing stage

Thank you to the artists and audiences who made rEvolver 2015 the most succesful yet! 

Applications are now open for the 2016 Festival, which will run May 11-22nd at The Cultch. Find all the information on how to apply on our Submissions page!


By Jason Wells
CANADIAN PREMIERE Directed by Chelsea Haberlin

November 17-28 @ 8PM 
November 21 & 29 @ 2 PM
November 17 & 18 Pay-What-you-can Preview

In a secret Location near 211 East Georgia (at Main)

Upintheair Theatre fosters possible futures: supporting the next generation of theatre makers, and exploring new ideas through a unique focus on speculative fiction and formal innovation.

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News, news...

Check out what Joyce Rosario dug up when she grilled our 2016 rEvolver Curatorial Panel in this Interview.

Jump to 3:40 to hear the "Favourites of the Festival!"

Jason Rothery's Inside the Seed to be published by Talon Books!

The gmo-food thriller, adapted from Oedipus Rex, will be published in May by the Vancouver based publishing house. Inside the Seed was first produced by Upintheair Theatre as part of The Cultch's 2013-14 season, and was nominated for 5 Jessie Awards, winning three including Outstanding Original Script. Everyone at Upintheair wants to offer Jason big congratulations. For more information, and to order a copy, go to

WATCH: Our trailer for The North Plan is now live!


WATCH: Artistic Producers Daniel Martin and David Mott talk to Sarah Moore about the 2015 rEvolver Festival, with some handy tips for audiences looking to choose shows.

Inside the Seed wins two Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards!

We are delighted to announce that our 2013 production has garnered two wins at the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. Director Richard Wolfe collected one for Outstanding Direction (Small Theatre), and playwright Jason Patrick Rothery won for Best New Play. See all the award winners here.

WATCH: Artistic Producers Daniel Martin and David Mott talk to Riel Hahn about programming the 2014 rEvolver Festival:

and more news...

Tickets for The North Plan are now on sale through Theatre Wire!

Join the Upintheair Team! We are looking for an Associate Producer for our 2015 season! This is a BCAC  Early Career Development position for an emerging producer. Check out how to apply at

Five Jessie Nominations for Inside the Seed

Our October 2013 production of Inside the Seed at The Cultch has earned Jessie nominations for Outstanding Production, Direction, Ensemble Performance, Set Design, and Best New Play in the Small Theatre category.