Home to the Theatre Under the Stars theatre company for over 60 years, the Malkin Bowl is a 2000 seat open-air outdoor theatre located in Stanley Park. Commissioned in 1934 by Vancouver's former mayor W.H. Malkin, it was created to replace the traditional bandstand that was previously located in Stanley Park since 1911.
The design of the Malkin Bowl was modeled after the Hollywood Bowl in California. Originally, the Malkin Bowl was created with the Vancouver Symphony in mind, to be used as a location for live orchestral performances. The outdoor venue is perfect for concerts on warm summer nights. Additionally, its open location makes it perfect to bring a blanket and relax while watching the show. Today, the Malkin Bowl holds rock and pop performances from local Canadian artists. Popular artists including HAIM, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, RUFUS DU SOL, Modest Mouse, as well as smaller, up-and-coming artists have also performed there.
The concert season at the Malkin Bowl begins in May and ends at the end of September. New shows are brought every year, so check the schedule for more information about upcoming performances and shows. Tickets can be purchased for general admission or reserved seating.
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