Every year, for one week in May, The Cultch is taken over and transformed by young people. Hundreds of youth are involved in what has grown to be Vancouver’s largest youth-driven arts festival. The festival includes showcases in music, dance, and spoken word, the world premiere of three one-act plays, a visual arts exhibit, variety shows featuring improv, drag, circus arts, and much more. All of this is created by local artists between the ages of 13-29. 

Literally every aspect of the festival is youth-driven, produced by the Cultch’s Youth Panel. From media relations and promotion, to stage managing and running the lighting and sound boards, there are countless ways to become involved, whether on stage or behind the scenes.  Contact igniteyouthfest@gmail.com for any questions you have or if you want to be a part of the youth panel or help out in anyway!

The festival is organized,  by youth, called Youth Panel.  Check out the page Youth Panel for more info on that


IGNITE! 2017

IGNITE! week at the histortic theatre May 16-20th
One Act Plays at the C-lab May 12-13th
Visual Arts Gallery Exhibit May 3rd-20th