Malkin Bowl

Malkin Bowl is an outdoor performance stage located in Vancouver’s Stanley Park.

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The band shell was originally built in 1934 as a two-third size replica of the Hollywood Bowl.

Its official name is the Marion Malkin Memorial Bowl. It was named after former Vancouver mayor W.H. Malkin’s late wife.

Back in July I saw Theatre Under the Stars‘ production of Mary Poppins. Every summer TUTS puts on musical productions at the Malkin Bowl.

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Mary Poppins – Theatre Under the Stars. Photo credit: Tim Matheson.

TUTS is a non-profit society that begun back in 1940. The company produced musicals until 1963, when it declared bankruptcy. A new company Theatre in the Park was formed in 1969, producing two musicals a season. It was renamed Theatre under the Stars in 1980.

The bowl had to be rebuilt after a fire partly destroyed it in 1982.

The Malkin Bowl was renovated in 2011 with insulation and a heating system added allowing for the space to be used year around.

The entrance is opposite the Stanley Park Pavilion and the near the Stanley Park Rose Gardens.

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Display with costumes from previous TUTS productions

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