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First Light


The York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Come out of hibernation and peel off those layers with Virago Nation as they welcome a new season at First Light: Spring Equinox Cabaret. On Thursday, March 16, 2023, this award-winning all-Indigenous burlesque troupe will be showing you ways to celebrate the good medicine that is your body at the York Theatre (639 Commercial Drive., Vancouver). Performing fearless acts of self-love, big auntie belly laughs, and (of course) striptease, they’re here to show you that being seductive and being sacred are not mutually exclusive. 

Virago Nation has been described as “an empowering breath of fresh air” with “performances that will make you lust, laugh, cry, and scream #landback.” Get your tickets now and experience a dazzling evening of Indigenous burlesque, hosted by Virago Nation and Kickstart Disability.


Manda Stroyer
Monday Blues
Ruthe Ordare
Shane Sable
Scarlet Delirium
Sparkle Plenty

WHEN: March 16, 2023
WHERE: York Theatre - 639 Commercial Dr. Vancouver
SHOW: 7:30PM

Accessibility information:

This event will have ASL, is presented in a wheelchair accessible building that strives to be scent free.

To reserve an accessible seat or a “big and tall” seat for larger bodies, call the box office at 604-251-1363.

The cabaret will be dimly lit, and the performances will not include strobing lights.

COVID Protocols: masks are mandatory at this event; if you arrive without one you will be provided one at the door. (Please note that people may remove masks for brief moments to eat or drink, the performers will not be wearing masks during their acts, and the interpreters will not be masked while interpreting.)

If you have any questions regarding accessibility measures for the show, please reach out to us at

This show takes place on the stolen ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Virago Nation challenges the settlers of turtle Island not only to know the history of land you work and reside on but to actively participate in ongoing reparations to the people. 

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