We see a world
where music thrives
beyond charted

Astrolabe Musik Theatre creates compelling, multi-disciplinary works, frequently performed in site-specific/alternative venues, by pushing traditional boundaries of classical vocal music.

By imaginatively reinterpreting established repertoire and creating original work, we create cultural connections, reach out to diverse communities and foster active audience engagement. Particularly passionate about Canadian creators and performers, Astrolabe is dedicated to creating, commissioning, and performing works by Canadian artists.

Through performance
we innovate,
create and collaborate
to engage, challenge,
enrich and inspire.

What is an Astrolabe?

Astrolabe: (from the Greek; “star-taker”): A historical navigational instrument used to explore uncharted territory by mapping the stars. Lab: A room or building for experimentation.


The Lake / n’-ha-a-itk
Our 2014 live production of The Lake / n’-ha-a-itk — co-created with Westbank First Nation and the Turning Point Ensemble – will soon be the first and only Canadian opera produced as a full-length film, shooting on-location at Quails’ Gate Winery (West Kelowna) and Westbank First Nation May 13-24, 2019. MORE INFO

Missed our 2018 production of unheard? We’ll be giving these women’s silenced stories another opportunity to be heard during BC Indie Opera Week, June 18-27. Check back for more details soon!


The Lake / n’-ha-a-itk
The Lake / n’-ha-a-itk
was also the subject of a 2016 documentary short from Opus 59 Films, commissioned by the Canadian Music Centre BC Region.

Ne.Sans Opera & Dance
Plans are being laid for our next major stage production, in collaboration with Ne.Sans Opera & Dance, and for our 2020 concert series Offerings – The Music of Leslie Uyeda. Watch this space for details!

Reach For The Stars: Online Auction Fundraiser 2019
A huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to all our generous supporters who made our first “Reach For the Stars” fundraiser in November 2018 such a smashing success! Check back for details of our 2019 online auction going LIVE in November 2019!