Van Slam Finals Night 2017
Celebrate the 21st annual Van Slam Finals Night with visiting feature Desireé Dallagiacomo. Vancouver's top nine slam poets of the season compete for a spot on this years team to represent Van Slam at major tournaments and festivals across North America. Poets gain points by ranking in the top four at Van Slam throughout the year to qualify for this playoff event.
Doors at 7; Slam at 8.
If you want to find out which Vancouver spoken word poets will be performing, follow our winter season standings updated every week after Monday's weekly poetry slam. The top 16 poets from the regular season make the playoffs. Half are eliminated at two semi-final slams, and the remaining nine slam off at this event.
The Last Chance Slam is happening Monday, April 3 with the two semi-final Slam bouts happening April 10 and 17, all at Cafe Deux Soleils.
Once competitors for the Finals have been determined at these slams, the list of nine will be posted here.
This show is 19+. General seating. Cash bar. Box office and Will Call will open with doors at 7pm. Box office is CASH ONLY. There is an ATM located inside the building.
This show may contain strong language, controversial issues, and words that make you re-evaluate your life. Advance tickets are NOT mailed out they can be picked up at the Will Call station at the venue. Box office and Will Call will open with doors at 7pm. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Accessibility Info for Wise Hall:
Youll note on arrival a set of railed stairs leading into the Hall. The wheelchair accessible entrance is around back. For certain events there will be someone posted at the door throughout the event and/or a bell system will be rigged up to ensure no one has to wait out there to be let in. If this has not been clarified by organizers already, please consider contacting them for details.
Once inside, youll find a spacious wood-floored hall, open concept, tables and chairs set up throughout. The stage (accessible only via stairs) is to your left, and the washrooms towards the back of the hall. The washrooms are currently gendered, but sometimes will be marked gender neutral. There are two sets of washrooms. The one to the left of the bar is currently marked men is on the same level and is now wheelchair accessible, with 2 urinals and one wheelchair access stall and one non-wheelchair access stall. The one to the right of the bar, currently marked women, is wheelchair accessible with no urinals and one additional stall.
*update as of June 2013
Read the Radical Accessibility Mapping Projects WISE Hall overview or complete audit.
2013: please note that a new, wheelchair accessible mens bathroom has been created. The finishing touches are still being added, and the door has been adjusted to more easily fit wheelchair/scooter users, but overall the space is great.
The WISE Hall (View)
1882 Adanac St.
Vancouver, BC V5L 4E5
|Minimum Age: 19|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|