We believe that art expresses that which cannot be measured, that which sits just beyond human knowledge and understanding. As a number that cannot be precisely quantified, but that is an eternal source of debate and exploration, we feel that pi captures this notion beautifully. Like art, pi is limitless, deeply connected to the world, and a perpetual source of curiosity.
What We Do
Pi Theatre produces bold and uncompromising plays that explore modern life. We engage audiences with theatre that’s intellectually alive and emotionally charged.
Founded in 1984, Pi is now under the leadership of Artistic Director Richard Wolfe. Pi runs Prime Placements, a mentorship program for emerging artists and cultural workers. We are committed to accessibility in our work, and offer free tickets to our mainstage productions to Pi members.
Pi is a member of the Alliance for Arts and Culture, the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, Progress Lab, and a full member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres.
“Pi Theatre has established an important place for itself in Vancouver’s theatrical ecology by bringing us cutting-edge plays from England, Ireland, Quebec, and the rest of Canada that haven’t been seen here before. This exciting work has positioned Pi as an indispensable lynchpin between the larger, more mainstream companies and the fringe.”
after the quake is testament to where you can get to in the work with enough time and talent invested in it…it is simply a vehicle to serve the medium: the sharing of stories.
“Bashir Lazhar feels distinctly Quebecois. That, in itself, may be reason enough to see it.”
“I am constantly reminded of the importance of cultural representations of poetry, performance, and myth to enhance people’s experiences and understandings of one another. I believe that Pi Theatre’s mission to connect global ideas with local talent agrees with my Canadian Studies theories about immigration to Canada and the unique relationship posed between the local and the global.”