SOLD OUT – Vancouver Story Slam: Championship Finals

The grande finale of a long-running live storytelling competition. Ten of Vancouver’s best writers and performers tell original stories and compete for the title of 2023 Story Slam Champion.

Founded in 2004, Vancouver Story Slam is the longest-running live storytelling event of its kind in Canada – and the second-longest-running in the world! Throughout the year, over 100 people sign up to share their original writing live onstage. Audience members vote for their favourite stories; top storytellers are invited to participate in this, the annual championship. Over $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded annually.

Vancouver Story Slam: Championship Finals
Thursday, December 14
Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Must be 19+ w/ID for entry. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.
All Rio Theatre Tickets are final sale.
Please arrive on time to ensure great seats and time for treats.

What people are saying:
“Great, original entertainment. You will laugh, cry, get angry and then laugh again. And you are part of the show by voting for the best storytellers of the evening. Very well run and fun!”
-Kathrin Lake
“This story slam…is not just an event. This is something that creates one of the most welcoming, nurturing, and mind opening communities I have encountered in Vancouver/Canada and also one that I felt like I would like to be a part of.”
-Senay Cebioglu
“Fantastic, raucous event…enthusiastic hosts. Ideal if you want to see what a slam is about, but are confused by poetry. Most of the stories will make you laugh, but there’s tremendous diversity in tone, subject matter and experience levels. Welcoming to fresh talent and seasoned performers. Stories are short so the pace never lags, and it’ll leave you feeling entertained, cultured, and part of a community in ways binge-watching Netflix just can’t compete with.”
-Jovian Francey
“I’m so happy to have been introduced to the Vancouver Story Slam; it has been such an amazing place to work on and perform stories….It’s a very safe and open space and it allows for someone to explore some scarier or more vulnerable stories….I felt truly vulnerable and loved and warm from the crowd. It was a surreal experience; I have been performing in theatre and film for years but never had an experience quite like that.”
-Cory Thibert

The stories presented in this show are not prescreened or censored, and may include adult language or references to controversial or sensitive topics. Listener discretion is advised. Follow our Facebook page: Story Slam is produced by Susan Cormier and hosted by Bryant Ross. For more information, email vancouverstoryslam at yahoo dot com.

About The Rio

Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

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