The best way to contact us is through email. General inquiries will get the quickest response and are best through classes@blindtigercomedy.ca. For the most up-to-date information, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or just check back in on this website. Otherwise, find the listing of the appropriate person below for their personal contact information.



Mission Statement

We have a three-pronged mission here at Blind Tiger Comedy. These points aren’t static: we talk them about a lot, and tweak them regularly. The commitment to these points is in everything we do.

At Blind Tiger Comedy, our mission is to:

– Create and deliver outstanding comedy shows and training;

– Welcome folks who are traditionally under-represented in comedy to training and shows, and reduce barriers for those folks to participate; and

– Pay comedians and our admin team professional, living wages.

Contact Us

Registration, General Inquiries, Class Payment

Allie Shapiro, General Manager
classes@blindtigercomedy.ca – by far the best email for initial inquiries and quick responses

Artistic Director, Blind Tiger Comedy

Tom Hill

Consulting Director, Blind Tiger Comedy

Caitlin Howden

Refer-A-Friend Program

Know a friend who might want to try a Blind Tiger Comedy class? Refer-A-Friend by emailing classes@blindtigercomedy.ca to introduce us to them, and you will each receive $25 off your registrations! Simple as that.


We are grateful to be training, performing and making jokes on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the x?m??kw?y??m (Musqueam), Skwxwu?7mesh (Squamish), and S?l?i?lw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

We are seeking to make our venue information more helpful to folks looking to understand if the spaces we work in are accessible to them. We welcome your feedback on any of the listings below to classes@blindtigercomedy.ca.

More detail on each venue:

China Cloud Studios
Carousel Studios
Green Thumb Theatre
Russian Hall
Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko (Richmond)
Inspire Arts Academy (Surrey)

China Cloud Studios

China Cloud Studios is our flagship venue, where all our shows and many of our classes take place. We are only one of the groups that access China Cloud. You might also meet DJs, musicians heading in for a recording, painters, wood turners, or other creative miscreants.

Address & Map – 524 Main Street, Vancouver BC google map

Wayfinding – China Cloud Studios is on the east side of Main Street, between Pender and Keefer. Look for the black door with the cloud on it. The street numbers are above the door. For a detailed (and fun) introduction to finding the space, see our Instagram series introducing China Cloud.

Transit Numerous bus routes pass through the area, including the 3, 8, 19 and 20. It is a 15-20 minute walk to the millenium line SkyTrain, Main Street Science World stop.

Parking Limited street parking is available the residential areas southeast of China Cloud.

The physical space

China Cloud Theatre has limited accessibility due to a steep staircase at the entrance and tight doorways and bathrooms.

Main space:

  • The stairs leading up to the venue consists of 31 steps, half way up up the steps is a small landing. 
  • Within the performance space there is a step up to the stage (24cm) and a step down to the wings of the stage.
  • The venue’s bar is 107 cm tall


  • Door width: 79cm
  • Width: 156cm
  •  Actual bathroom clearance: 108cm
  • Length: 188cm
  • Door opens inwards
  • All bathrooms within the venue are single-occupant, gender-neutral.

Carousel Studios is a beautiful set of three studios situated on Granville Island. Carousel Theatre is a theatre that creates and produces children’s theatre productions and runs classes for children. When we are there, it is more often other adults around – fellow renters doing things like dance class, theatre rehearsals, or producing full performances in the main space.

Address & Map – 1411 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver BC google map – note that googling the address will lead to the back door of the venue. Using the link here will lead you to the front door.

Wayfinding – The entrance to Carousel Studios is directly across the street from the Children’s Market, just east of Granville Island Brewing. Enter from the Cartwright Street side of the building, near the large set of floor to ceiling windows. You may need to wait outside (covered) for your teacher to let you in and lead you to the studio you are working in.  For a detailed (and fun) introduction to finding the space, see our Instagram series introducing Carousel.

Transit Accessing Granville Island via transit can be a little quirky. The 24 bus runs near the entrance of the island, and any bus (the 9, the 99, the 16, many more) will run within a 15-minute walk). The island can also be accessed dramatically from the water via ferry. There are two companies running ferries, False Creek Ferries and Aquabus.

Parking Parking is free all over the island at night. During the day, pay parking is available around the island. Give extra time during the day on weekends, the island is a popular place for wandering tourists!

The physical space

  • The front entrances is flush to the ground with a manual door. The theatre has two wheelchair accessible rehearsal rooms, Studio A & C.
  • Studio B is located up one flight of stairs. There are 19 steps to access Studio B. Studio B also has an adjoining waiting room area, for people needing a quiet and calmer space.
  • Carousel has two bathrooms located on the ground floor designed for folks using wheelchairs.
  • All bathrooms within the venue are single-occupant, gender-neutral.

Russian Hall

Russian Hall is a lovely two-hall space we use periodically for full sometimes, and sometimes to fill in an individual session if there is a scheduling challenge.

Address & Map – 600 Campbell Ave, Vancouver BC google map

Wayfinding – Russian Hall is right on Campbell Ave, it’s a huge glorious building and you can’t miss the front entrance. There are two spaces: the main hall upstairs on your right and the lower hall which is down the stairs to the left if you’ve entered through the front door.

Transit Numerous bus routes pass through the area, including the 3, 8, 19 and 20. It is a 15-20 minute walk to the millenium line SkyTrain, Main Street Science World stop.

Parking Limited street parking is available near the Hall.

The physical space

  • Wheel chair ramp is available from the street to access the venue. Additionally there is a set of 3 steps up to access the venue. 
  • A wheelchair lift is available to assist folks from the upstairs lobby to the downstairs hall.
  • A wheelchair accessible washroom is located beside the downstairs hall. 
  • Photos of the Upstairs Hall are available here
  • Photos of the Downstairs Hall are available here

Green Thumb Theatre Studios

Green Thumb Theatre is a lovely children’s theatre company situated in southeast Vancouver (Renfrew-Collingwood area). We rent their two studios and they are two of the nicest spaces we regularly hold classes in. Amongst other things, we love how accessible they are. 

Address & Map – 5560 McKinnon Street, Vancouver BC google map

Wayfinding – Green Thumb has two buildings that are off the same parking lot. You are looking for the Studios building – 5560 McKinnon Street. The two buildings are a pale green, they look like big cabins!

Transit The Millienium Line Skytrain drops you an 11-minute walk from the venue (from Joyce-Collingwood Station). The main bus to the area from downtown Vancouver is the 19, but other buses along 41st, Boundary, or along Renfrew can also get you pleasantly close.

Parking There is plenty of free street parking directly outside the venue.

The physical space

  • The venue is accessible to access from the street level with no steps up.
  • The venue is located on ground level and has a accessible entrance and exits.
  • There are two single stall locking non-gendered bathrooms both are wheelchair accessible with railings.
  • A visual walkthrough is available for the space here.

Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko (Richmond)

The Ukrainian Hall (as we call it, for short!) is a big ole Hall in Richmond. You’ll never learn about improv in a larger space! 

Address & Map – 5311 Francis Road, Richmond BC google map

Wayfinding – The Hall is between Railway and No. 2 Road on Francis. You can’t miss the Hall itself, it’s a big ole hall!

Transit Numerous bus routes pass through the area, including the 406, 401 and 402. For those coming from Vancouver, take the Canada Line to Richmond-Brighouse and transfer there to the 402 bus.

Parking There is plenty of free parking directly in front of the building.

The physical space

  • Venue is located on ground level with an accessible entrance to the venue
  • Bathrooms are gendered with stalls large enough for most wheelchairs, but with no railings.

Inspire Arts Academy (Surrey)

Inspire Arts Academy is a lovely children’s arts centre in Surrey. If you aren’t dazzled by the cutest children’s vibe in the hallways, the easy access to A&W will blow you away!

Address & Map – 5577 153A St, Surrey BC google map

Wayfinding – Inspire is right off of 56th Avenue so if you are driving there are many ways to get there. The space is on the far left hand side of the parking lot (if you are facing the front door of the strip mall) and can be accessed from the strip mall’s front door (if it is daytime hours) or via their own front door at all hours.

Transit – From Central Surrey the 345/375 bus will be the most useful.

Parking There is plenty of free parking directly in front of the space.

The physical space

  • Venue is accessible via a short ramp, the classrooms are on the ground floor.
  • There are both gendered, shared bathrooms and an accessible, non-gendered, single-occupant bathroom available.