Initially the site for Kung-Fu movie enthusiasts, the original Shaw Theatre was a hub of activity in the 1970s. Aptly re-named The Rickshaw Theatre as a nod to its Kung Fu celluloid heritage, this theatre re-emerged as a live music powerhouse in 2009. The Rickshaw Theatre features brilliant sight lines and exceptional acoustics.
Today the 600-capacity site is a popular venue within Vancouver’s lively music scene as well as a destination for international talent. This modern space, replete with historical cachet, has become a vibrant symbol of revitalization in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.