PuSh Youth Program

Opening the Arts to Young People

The PuSh Youth Program connects the Festival experience to the next generation of audiences, artists and practitioners. From visionary, genre-bending and multi-disciplinary programming by artists from across Canada and around the world to behind-the-scenes access, we introduce new communities to the artistic sensibility and world-view of visiting Canadian and international artists.

To find out more, contact youth@pushfestival.ca.


Youth Pass & Tickets

We recognize affordability as the primary barrier preventing young audiences from attending performances, so we are proud to present PuSh’s Youth Tickets. We welcome new fans and hope the PuSh Festival experience will inspire a new generation of lifelong arts supporters.

PuSh Youth Pass & Rush Tickets are only available to ages 16 to 24.

Youth Four-Show Pass: $20

A Youth Four-Show Pass which guarantees you a seat in the theatre, by booking in advance and online.

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Youth Rush Tickets: $5

Limited youth rush tickets are available only at the venue box office, up to one hour before showtime. There is a limit of one youth rush ticket per person, per performance. You must be 16 to 24 years old to be eligible.

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Shape the future of PuSh’s Youth Program

For 2020, we invite young professionals, emerging artists, and former Youth Program participants to help us re-envision PuSh’s suite of youth programs, and shape the next steps of the Festival’s future. We also want to connect with other youth programs around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland—both within and outside of performing arts—to inform this process. To this end, we will host gatherings leading up to and during the Festival. Please join us!

To find out more, contact youth@pushfestival.ca.


PuSh Youth Program: A short history

The current iteration of PuSh’s Youth Program was launched in 2014 and has included the PuSh Passport (now Youth Tickets), Youth Academy (a ‘book club’ but for performing arts), Youth Volunteers and Young Ambassadors.

PuSh has an outstanding group of alumni Youth Coordinators, each leaders in their fields of practice: Dave Deveau (2014 & 2015), Emily Neumann (2016), Hong Kong Exile (2017) and Natalie Tin Yin Gan (2018 – present). The precursor to the Youth Program was the Young Ambassadors, instigated by former Associate Curator Dani Fecko in 2010 as a bridging program to integrate the next generation of young arts professionals into the Festival.

That next generation is YOU. If you were inspired by your PuSh Youth Program experience and want to make it even better for next year’s audience, let’s connect.


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