Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

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A crowd favourite when it premiered here at The Firehall in 2012 followed by a successful Canadian tour, Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen returns February 3 to Sunday, March 3, 2024 — and you can enter to win a pair of tickets!

Chelsea Hotel - (2012) Adrian Glynn & Marlene Gineader. Photo by David Cooper
(2012) Adrian Glynn & Marlene Gineader. Photo by David Cooper

Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

  • Dates: February 3 – March 3, 2024
  • Address: Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova St, Vancouver)
  • Tickets: From $30, available online now or by calling (604) 689-0926

Haunted by memories of his tumultuous love life, a writer checks into New York’s infamous Chelsea Hotel desperate to find the words and inspiration for his next song. Wading through past relationships, he reluctantly comes face to face with the love of the present – a love he wishes he could not only forget, but erase from memory.

Leonard Cohen’s powerful and inspirational music is the heartbeat for Chelsea Hotel. Through Cohen’s transcendent songs and the honesty of his lyrics, audiences will be transfixed by this eclectic cabaret of loves won and lost and become witness in the search for the words to cure love’s pain.

Directed by Tracey Power, with musical arrangements by Steve Charles, and produced by The Firehall’s Donna SpencerChelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen is an inventive fusion of music, dance, and theatre that invites its audience into the hotel room of a creative mind and takes them on a poetic musical journey. Featuring performances by Adrian Glynn McMorran, Jack Garton, Marlene Ginader, Michelle Bouey, Steve Charles, and Tracey Power.

Special Dates

To toast Mr. Cohen’s legacy and their 342 performances of Chelsea Hotel, The Firehall is holding a special pre-show reception on Friday, February 23. There will be post-show talkbacks February 8, 15, 22, and 29. Pay What You Can performances on Tuesday at 7:30pm and Wednesday at 1:00pm.

The production premiered in February of 2012 and was nicknamed ‘the make out show’ as patrons were often caught kissing outside the theatre after the show. It was remounted by popular demand in autumn of that same year and went on tour to Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, and Toronto.

Enter to Win Tickets

You can enter to win a pair of tickets to the performance on February 7th at 7:30pm. Here’s how:

Win Tickets to Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

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21 Comments  —  Add a Comment Below

  1. Tabby72Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 — 7:18am PST

    I’d love to go see this! Thanks!

  2. EileenWednesday, January 24th, 2024 — 11:42am PST

    Sounds like a great show!

  3. Ray CWednesday, January 24th, 2024 — 11:58am PST

    This would be an outstanding show. Yes please!

  4. Jason BWednesday, January 24th, 2024 — 2:22pm PST

    Outstanding

  5. tracyWednesday, January 24th, 2024 — 10:12pm PST

    would love to attend!

  6. Mydhili FurtadoWednesday, January 24th, 2024 — 11:38pm PST

    Love to be at this concert.

  7. Stephen MThursday, January 25th, 2024 — 2:48am PST

    Iconic theatre!

  8. DebThursday, January 25th, 2024 — 7:15pm PST

    Best music!

  9. KarenThursday, January 25th, 2024 — 8:51pm PST

    I love Leonard Cohen’s music. This is an awesome prize.

  10. LyndaThursday, January 25th, 2024 — 9:13pm PST

    This sounds like a great evening.

  11. Sandra RankineThursday, January 25th, 2024 — 10:01pm PST

    Great night out, hope to win

  12. Sunshine HThursday, January 25th, 2024 — 10:25pm PST

    Thank you for the chance! (and btw, the instagram link to Firehall arts centre isn’t accurate)

  13. LiesaFriday, January 26th, 2024 — 6:12am PST

    Would love to see this.

  14. MarkFriday, January 26th, 2024 — 8:38am PST

    Sounds like a great concert! Would love to go!

  15. Shelley ButcherFriday, January 26th, 2024 — 10:19am PST

    I love the music of Leonard Cohen and this show sounds amazing! 🎶🎵

  16. AmyFriday, January 26th, 2024 — 6:11pm PST

    Awesome!!!

  17. DeeSaturday, January 27th, 2024 — 7:04pm PST

    Thank you!

  18. AmandaSaturday, January 27th, 2024 — 7:44pm PST

    Sounds like a great concert! I would love to take my husband! 😊

  19. EllaSunday, January 28th, 2024 — 2:24pm PST

    Would love a nice night out!

  20. HeidiMonday, January 29th, 2024 — 12:17pm PST

    Would live to attend this presentation!

  21. rayMonday, January 29th, 2024 — 2:45pm PST

    Sounds like a great evening.

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