2024 Festival:
October 21–27


We’re committed to listening, learning, and doing the work to make our events safer, low-barrier experiences for you. To let us know your access needs for an event, please reach out to boxoffice@writersfest.bc.ca. We also provide phone assistance on weekdays between 11am–4pm at (778) 658-0462.

If you have questions or feedback about our accessibility policies, please contact access@writersfest.bc.ca.  

If you would like to receive ongoing updates about our closed captioned events, as well as our accessibility resources and ASL events, please sign up for our accessibility mailing list.


• ASL interpretation is provided at select events, and all events on request. View our ASL interpreted events. Please request ASL interpretation at additional events with at least two weeks notice.

• Closed captions – we offer closed captions at select in-person events. These captions are auto-generated and accessible by mobile phone at bit.ly/vwfcaptions. Many thanks to Indian Summer Festival for lending us their captioning machine!

• Let the box office know your seating needs so we can reserve them for you, or arrange for you to get settled before we open the house to the rest of the audience.

• Companion tickets can be arranged by the box office staff no additional cost

• Gender-inclusive – washroom facilities at all our venues.

• Free or reduced-price – for community organizations and individuals impeded by cost.

• School subsidies – for school groups to assist with ticket and travel costs.

• Reduced ticket prices – for seniors 65+ and youth under 30.


Explore our Festival maps, including a printable version and an annotated Google map with venue locations and information, suggested walking paths, locations for water fountains and public washrooms, transit locations, and more.

Or, click the links below to learn more about each of our venues:

Granville Island Venues

Granville Island StagePerformance WorksThe NESTRevue StageWaterfront Theatre

Off-Island Venues

The Chan Centre for the Performing ArtsVancouver Public Library (Central Branch)Djavad Mowafaghian CinemaVancouver PlayhouseYork Theatre

We currently offer the following types of information for our Granville Island venues:

Accessibility overviews: Simple text documents highlighting accessibility information at each venue, including parking, doors and stairs, seating, and bathrooms.

Audio guides: Information on getting to and around the venue to help you prepare for your visit, including descriptions of walking routes, lobby spaces, bathrooms, and theatres.

Visual stories: Visual guides with lots of pictures to help you prepare for your visit, including pictures of walking routes to the venue, parking lots, bathrooms, box office, and seating.

Accessibility audits: Spreadsheets detailing whether the venues meet various accessibility standards. Completed by PuSh Festival in 2015.

Granville Island Venues

Granville Island Stage

The exterior, front view of Granville Island Stage.

Performance Works

The exterior, front view of Performance Works.


The exterior, front view of Festival House, where the Nest is located.

Festival House, 1398 Cartwright St 3rd Floor, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

Revue Stage

The exterior, front view of Revue Stage.

Waterfront Theatre

The exterior, front view of Waterfront Theatre.

Off-Island Venues

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch (Incite)

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema

Vancouver Playhouse

York Theatre