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