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Theatres & Performing Arts

From Bard on the Beach to the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, experimental theatre to traditional Chinese dance, British Columbia brings the world to your fingertips. Explore theatre listings by region or events by month, on our calendar of events.

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Vancouver Civic Theatres

Orpheum, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, & Vancouver Playhouse
Vancouver (Downtown) BC
604.665.3050 - general info
www.vancouver.ca/theatres

Vancouver Playhouse
Hamilton at Dunsmuir.

Orpheum Theatre
Smithe at Seymour.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Hamilton at Georgia.

Featuring:
Vancouver Chamber Choir
Vancouver Bach Choir
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Ballet BC
Vancouver Opera

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival


Vanier Park Vancouver BC
Tickets: 604.739.0559 or 1.877.739.0559
www.bardonthebeach.org

Jun 11, 2014 to Sep 20, 2014

Bard on the Beach
The Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September in open-ended theatre tents against a backdrop of mountains, sea and sky.
Featuring A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Equivocation by Bill Cain
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The Dance Centre

Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie Street Vancouver (Downtown) BC V6B 2G6
604.606.6400

www.thedancecentre.ca

The Dance Centre is the resource centre for dance in British Columbia and offers a range of activities that is unparalleled in Canadian dance. We present a season of performances and public events featuring all styles of dance, support artists through residencies and professional development opportunities, and provide information about dance in BC. We also operate Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada’s flagship dance facility, which houses performances, rehearsals, classes and events.

Evergreen Cultural Centre

1205 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam BC
604.927.6550 or 604.927.6555
www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Experience visual and performing arts in the heart of Coquitlam at the Evergreen Cultural Centre.

The centre presents a full season packed with world class live entertainment, art exhibitions and educational programs for residents and visitors alike.
The public Art Gallery showcases rotating exhibitions of art by local, national and international artists and the Studio Theatre features a wide variety of professional theatre, music, dance, comedy and family performances. Evergreen Cultural Centre is close to home, beyond your expectations.

Visit our website and join us on Facebook.

Vancouver FanClub

1050 Granville Street
Vancouver (Downtown) BC V6Z 1L5
604-689-7720
www.vancouverfanclub.ca

Vancouver FanClub offers the best in live entertainment, dining and dancing.. Get your groove on in this cutting edge two-level entertainment facility where you become a part of the FanClub experience.

Orpheum Theatre

601 Smithe Street
Vancouver (Downtown) BC V6B 5G1
604.665.3050
www.vancouver.ca/theatres

Magnificent 2,688 seat heritage concert hall featuring orchestras, choirs, pop, rock, jazz, folk, celebrity artists, etc.

Vancouver Playhouse

600 Hamilton Street
Vancouver (Downtown) BC
604.665.3050
www.vancouver.ca/theatres

Intimate 668 seat theatre: plays, recitals, chamber concerts, musicals, dance.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

650 Hamilton Street
Vancouver (Downtown) BC
604.665.3050
www.vancouver.ca/theatres

Modern 2,781 seat theatre: opera, dance, Broadway shows, pop/rock concerts, etc. Mezzanine Art Gallery open during performances.

Surrey Festival of Dance Society

#203 13541 102 Avenue
Surrey BC V3T 4X8
604.585.3320

www.surreyfestival.com

Surrey Festival of Dance provides a quality forum for dancers to perform and expand dance awareness in the community. Each April in venues throughout Surrey over 12,000 performers will dance across the stage. Group Dance Competition, and Dance & Wellness Workshops complete the annual Festival events. For information call the Surrey Festival of Dance Society (604) 585-3320.

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival


Salmon Arm BC
Tix/Info:1.250.833.4096

www.rootsandblues.ca

Aug 15 to 17, 2014

22nd Annual Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

Roots & Blues is known for presenting one of the most eclectic of musical line-ups in the country. A visual and sonic smorgasbord, the Festival features a Family Fun Zone and offers free admission to kids 12 and under. It’s a wonderful place to come together with family and friends.

Surrey Arts Centre

13750 88 Avenue
1 block east of King George Hwy Surrey BC V3W 3L1
604.501.5566
www.surrey.ca/arts

Tues to Thurs 9am-9pm; Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12pm-5pm. Closed Mondays & holidays

Experience performing and visual arts in stunning surroundings. Professional and community music, theatre and dance performances take place in the Main Stage and Studio Theatre. Located within the Centre, the Surrey Art Gallery is a major public art museum presenting changing exhibitions of contemporary art, including digital and audio art, by local, national and international artists. Permanent artworks that engage and inspire are located throughout the elegantly appointed lobby and in the courtyard. The Gift Shop features a selection of work by local artists. The Centre is located in Bear Creek Park, where visitors can enjoy the park's many amenities. Parking is free.

For current events: https://tickets.surrey.ca

Surrey Arts Centre & Theatre

13750 88 Avenue
Surrey BC V3W 3L1
604.501.5566
www.arts.surrey.ca/theatre

Experience performing and visual arts in stunning surroundings. Professional and community music, theatre and dance performances take place in the Main Stage and Studio Theatre.

The ACT Arts Centre & Theatre

11944 Haney Place
Maple Ridge BC V2X 6G1
604-476-2787
Fax 604.465.4351

www.theactmapleridge.org

10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday

The Ticket Centre is open 2 hours prior to performances.

Located in a park-like setting in the heart of Maple Ridge, The ACT is a first class performing arts centre boasting a 486 theatre, a studio theatre, and the Maple Ridge Art Gallery and Gallery Gift Shop. Operated by the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council, The ACT is home to art programs for all ages, the ACT presents live performance series, art exhibitions, and many other cultural events.

Surrey Children's Festival

Surrey Arts Centre & Bear Creek Park
Surrey BC
For Tickets: 604-501-5566 (site entrance is free)
Information: 604-501-5598
www.surrey.ca/childrensfestival

May 22 to 24, 2014

Surrey International Children’s Festival, a world of artistic experiences for children to explore. Our goal is to focus on the incredible diversity our community and of the performing & visual arts and to represent this diversity in programming on stage and throughout the site.

Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance - GVPTA


Vancouver BC
604.608.6799

www.gvpta.ca

CLICK HERE to view up-to-date theatre productions in Greater Vancouver.

Free Theatre Tix!
Please come to the theatre and enjoy one on us!
Attend 5 Theatre Productions & see the 6th for FREE!

Pick up your FREE THEATRE TIX CARD at participating box offices aroudn the Lower Mainland, or by contacting the office of teh Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA)
Get 5 stamps on your card, mail the card in to the GVPTA and receive a voucher for one free show!
More info: www.gvpta.ca/frequent-buyer-card

CHUTZPAH! FESTIVAL

Various theatres throughout Metro Vancouver
Vancouver BC
www.chutzpahfestival.com

Feb 22, 2014 to Mar 9, 2014

The Chutzpah! Festival is a dynamic annual performing arts festival featuring exciting and eclectic music, dance and theatre artists from across Canada and around the world. Some of the 2014 Festival highlights are Bodytraffic Dance Company performing works by Hofesh Shechter, Richard Siegal and Barak Marshall, a return of the incomparable Yemen Blues and great comedy with Judy Gold in 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother and Brad Zimmerman in My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy! Check web site for 2014 line up.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

601 Smithe Street
Vancouver BC V6B 5G1
604.876.3434
604.684.9100
Fax 604.684.9264
www.vancouversymphony.ca

Experience an unparalleled lineup of guest stars

Call 604.876.3434 now to order your FREE Season Brochure!

Click here to visit the Vancouver Symphony Ochestra Calendar

Bard to Broadway Theatre

210 West 2nd Avenue
Qualicum Beach
250-752-4470
www.b2btheatre.com

Jul 9, 2012 to Aug 19, 2012

Live summer theatre - Island style!

Check us out at the Village Theatre, 210 West 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach.

Showing alternately in 2012:
Hello Dolly! and Becky's New Car

Rock Family Gallery & Mission Arts Council

33529 - 1st Ave. (on the corner of 1st and Catherwood St)
Mission BC V2V 6X8
604.826.0029
www.missionartscouncil.ca

Tuesday - Saturday, 1 - 4 pm

Open Tuesday to Saturday: 1 to 4 pm <>

Visit Mission's Art Gallery, Gift shop and Tea Room to see wonderful exhibits from local and regional artists and taste tantalizing desserts.

For more information on our Gallery and our Art Classes contact 604.826.0029 or email: macart@shaw.ca

Bell Performing Arts Centre

6250 - 144th Street
Surrey BC V3X 1A1
604.507.6355
www.bellperformingartscentre.com

With excellent sightlines, amazing acoustics & ample free parking, the Bell Performing Arts is the perfect venue for dance, theatre, concerts & events of all types.

Check our online calendar for upcoming events or to purchase tickets online.

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC

6265 Crescent Road
UBC
Vancouver BC
604.822.2697
www.chancentre.com

Located on the beautiful campus of UBC, the Chan Centre offers a diverse range of concerts, plays, operas and other events in an acoustically superb setting.

Ballet BC

6th Floor
677 Davie Street Vancouver BC V6B 2G6
604.732.5003
www.balletbc.com

Combining classical integrity with a contemporary sensibility, Ballet BC is a company of 18 talented dancers from Canada and around the world that is committed to the ballet of today. Solidly grounded in the rigour and artistry of classical ballet, with an emphasis on innovation and the immediacy of the 21st century, the company presents a distinct and diverse repertoire of the most sought-after Canadian and international contemporary ballet choreography.

Ballet BC continues its commitment to perform highly acclaimed productions on regional, national and international tours in addition to its regular performance season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. For more information, visit balletbc.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter @balletbc.

Click here for performances, tickets and more

Creekside Theatre

10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road
Lake Country BC
250.766.5664

www.creeksidetheatre.com

The perfect place to enjoy the performing arts

With a 270 seat capacity, Creekside Theatre is a great venue for live performances. You can count on a wide range of music, film, dance and drama performances. Check the website for upcoming concerts and events.

The Cultch (otherwise known as the Vancouver East Cultural Centre)

1895 Venables St (at Victoria)
Vancouver BC V5L 2H6
604.251.1363 Box Office
604.251.1766
www.thecultch.com

One of Vancouver's most diverse and innovative arts and cultural institutions, The Cultch offers dynamic programming in contemporary theatre, dance, music and visual arts.

Early Music Vancouver

1254 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver BC V6H 1B6
604.732.1610

www.earlymusic.bc.ca

Early Music Vancouver (the Vancouver Society for Early Music) encourages an appreciation and understanding of music in an historical context. Fundamental to the aim is the belief that music of any period is best understood when performed according to appropriate traditions and on appropriate instruments.

Early Music Vancouver maintains a collection of replicas of historical instruments. Early Music Vancouver also offers an Assistance Programme, to help young musicians organise and promote self-sponsored early music events.

CLICK HERE for the Calendar of Events and Performances