Neworld Theatre is a tenant at Progress Lab 1422 (PL 1422), a 5882 sq ft shared performing arts production facility. PL 1422 is managed by Vancouver Creative Space Society (C-SPACE), a not-for-profit society co-managed by its resident organizations and mandated to develop and manage cultural properties in Metro Vancouver.
Through its ten-year history, PL 1422 has organically grown from a co-location space (home to Neworld and other resident companies Rumble Theatre, Electric Company, Boca del Lupo followed by Theatre Conspiracy when Boca left to manage Performance Works) to an interdisciplinary creative hub, supporting a wide range of artistic disciplines and creating a welcoming and generative space for artists from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Building on these foundations (and catalyzed by a 105% increase in rent), this year we are nearly doubling the number of resident organizations, welcoming Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC), Rice & Beans Theatre and Company 605 into our shared space. By adapting the building, improving the current studio and meeting space, as well as creating an additional smaller studio space, PL 1422 will become more accessible, flexible and collaborative. With this substantial growth, we anticipate even more public performances, workshops, auditions, sharings, talks and meetings open to the broader community.
Progress Lab 1422 Accessibility Audit conducted by the Radical Access Mapping Project (RAMP) using the RAMP Audit Template. RAMP focuses on accessibility auditing, captioning and personal reflections on ableism and accessibility. Due to the lack of useful (or often any) accessibility information in our communities, RAMP puts out Free Audit Templates.
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