Attend Launch! An Accessible Open Mic (Vancouver)

May 11, 2016 by  Uncategorized /

Friday, February 26, 2016 (the last Friday of every month)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (sign up begins at 6:30 – no advance/phone sign up necessary)
Venables Hall (formerly known as Astorinos)
1739 Venables Street, Vancouver BC
Free to those not working. Sliding scale to everyone else ($3-$10)
Event website:

"Launch! offers inclusive and accessible space for new and seasoned writers, poets, dancers, performers and everyone in between. Though its focus is on showcasing the voices of queer youth, elders, and allies, anyone is welcome to come read, sing, dance, drag, lip synch, or otherwise entertain us. Launch! Offers an accessible alternative to the bar scene (well lit, no steps, attentive & kind audience, support for first time readers, youth and elder friendly), and a space for new/experienced work.

All performers have 5 minutes including set up (strictly observed).

The Fine Print

None. BUT … no hate speech & please respect the fact that this is a safe space for youth 14 +.

Launch! is alcohol free. Coffee and soft drinks are available for purchase.

Sound system
Our sound system is a Fender Passport conference. You can hook up a MP3, laptop, or CD player, but must bring your own. We have one mic and four available channels. For further info, please google the system.

There is one gradient step up to the door of the venue. It is 2.5" at the lowest point and 6" at the highest. A removable ramp is available.

There are two toilet stalls with grab bars, one in each washroom; the doors to these stalls are 30" and the stalls are 42” wide. The venue space itself is fully accessible to mobility devices.

If you need ASL interpretation, please contact us well in advance. We’ll do our best to find volunteer interpreters. Please note, however, that we have no budget for this.


Launch! is made possible by the generous support of Britannia Services Centre & the City of Vancouver."



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