semlin and william
Vancouver, British Columbia

The In the House Festival is 5 years old! Time sure does go fast. The big festival is returning on June 7th and 8th. For those of you who are not entirely familiar with In the House, the concept is to have live performance of all kinds including music, dance, theatre, storytelling, spoken word, puppetry, kids shows, cabaret and so much more inside people’s living rooms and backyards. It’s a wonderful, intimate and multicultural event open to all ages! When do you get to see cancan performed live? And when do you ever get to see it at someone’s house? If you haven’t been before, this is the year to go!

So come celebrate Vancouver’s rich variety of cultures, artistic disciplines, and communities all in a heart-warming weekend of mind-boggingly great talent. Come regale your senses and fill your hearts with joy and laughter, music and dance, theatre and poetry, puppets and magic. It’s 2 days, 14 shows, and over 50 acts! Check down below for the schedule or go to for a detailed schedule, performer bios, ticket payment, etc.

Date: June 7th and 8th, 2008
Time: Box office opens at noon on both days. The first show is at 2:00 pm (see below for show breakdown)

Location: Box office on the days of the festival is on the corner of Semlin Dr. and William St. All venues are within 2 blocks of the box office.

Tickets: Single tickets: $12 adults / $7.50 kids
4-show pass: $40 adults / $22.50 kids
Weekend pass: $60 adults / $40 kids

There are limited amounts of passes, so if you intend to see many shows, make sure you grab those before they’re gone! Passes must be redeemed at the box office of the festival.

Tickets are available on-line at or at Highlife Records on Commercial Dr. They will also be available on days of the festival, but do keep in mind that seating is limited and you run the risk of facing a sold-out show if you wait till the festival to buy your ticket.

Please feel free to spread the word about the festival to all your friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances. If you have a place to hang a poster or 3 or would like some flyers, let us know and we can arrange to get you some.

If you have any questions, you can contact Myriam Steinberg at [email protected].

Performers and schedule (please check website for updates on venues and performers):

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

2-3:45 pm
Percussion Fission
Other performers TBA

Singers Strummin’
Pawnshop Diamond
Yvette Narlock

4-5:45 pm
Children’s Show
Lost and Found Puppet Co.
The Purple Pirate

Classical Music
Erato Ensemble
Lebeda Duo

7-8:45 pm
Today in Dance
Kim Sato
Jennifer Clarke
Other performers TBA

Puppet Lives
Tamara Unroe
Mind of a Snail Puppet Co.
Rababoo Puppet Theatre

9-11 pm
The Glam Scheme of Things
Bonnie Kilroe
Hope Diamond
Matthew Johnson

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

2-3:45 pm
Jazzy Bits
Idle Peasantry

Dances of the World
West Meets West (West African)
Andrew Klukas + Michelle Harding (flamenco)

4-5:45 pm
Latin Flavours
Puro Son
Mariachi Flores

Viper Central

7-8:45 pm
String Adventures
Cris Derksen

Thundering Word
Bill McNamara
Mary Gavan
Philomena Jordan
Leanne Padgett
Bryant Ross

Simorgh Rises – Storytelling Finale
Naomi Steinberg
Candice R. Curlypaws
Mind of a Snail Puppet Co.
Jack Garton
Erica Kohn

Official Website:

Added by inthehousefestival on May 18, 2008