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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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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Vanier Park Vancouver BC
Tickets: 604.739.0559 or 1.877.739.0559

Jun 21, 2013 to Sep 14, 2013

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.

Calendar Schedule


Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

601 Smithe Street
Vancouver BC V6B 5G1
Fax 604.684.9264

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

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

Bell Performing Arts Centre

6250 - 144th Street
Surrey BC V3X 1A1

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
Vancouver BC

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

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 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

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

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

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

Evergreen Cultural Centre

1205 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam BC
604.927.6550 or 604.927.6555

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.

Gateway Theatre

6500 Gilbert Rd
Richmond BC
Box Office 604.270-1812

Richmond's only live professional theatre produces 6 award winning plays each season. The Gateway academy for the Performing Arts offers year round acting classes.

Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance - GVPTA

Vancouver BC

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!
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Inlet Theatre

100 Newport Drive
Port Moody BC
Booking: 604.469.4552
Listings: 604.469.4571

Each year, Port Moody's Inlet Theatre hosts over 250 events including concerts, children's theatre, films, dance, corporate and council functions, weddings, fashion shows, and annual film and arts festivals. For more information on the Theatre, please follow the link.

Kay Meek Centre

1700 Mathers Avenue
West Vancouver BC V7V 3P1

Beautifully finished with blond wood, soft pink brick and rich purple fabrics, the theatre also boasts acoustics that are well suited to the wide range of performances taking place in the venue.

As a presenter of cultural events, Kay Meek Centre is committed to presenting artistic excellence in a range of experiences that would not otherwise be available in West Vancouver. These events focus on theatre, music, dance and film.

As a rental and presenting venue, Kay Meek Centre offers an extensive range of activities that attracts patrons from West Vancouver, and across the North Shore and Lower Mainland.

Mission Art Gallery and The Mission Arts Council

33529 1st Ave. (on the corner of 1st and Catherwood St)
Mission BC V2V 6X8

Tuesday - Saturday, 1 - 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 the Magic of Art Classes contact 604.826.0029 or email:

Pacific Theatre

1440 West 12th Ave
Vancouver BC V6H 1M8
Box Office: 604.731.5518

Apr 6 to 16, 2011

Jake's Gift
When a crusty, down-on-his-luck WW2 veteran reluctantly makes the trip to Juno Beach to honour his brother Chester, his encounter with Isabelle, a precocious ten-year-old challenges the old soldier to confront some long-ignored ghosts.

A mainstay of the Vancouver theatre community for over 25 years, Pacific Theatre offers a diverse season of theatre that will delight, provoke, and inspire.
Subscribe now - savour 4 shows for $61!

The Port Theatre

125 Front Street
Nanaimo BC V9R 6Z4

The Port Theatre’s mandate is to stimulate and enhance artistic, cultural and economic activity of central Vancouver Island. A focal point for residents and visitors alike, offering a broad range of cultural events designed to meet many diverse interests and needs. The Port Theatre presents their own season of events featuring Canadian artists that are emerging & professional.

Royal & McPherson Theatres

Royal Theatre - 805 Broughton Street
McPherson Playhouse - 3 Centennial Square
Victoria BC
Admin Office: 250.361.0800
Box Office: 250.386.6121

Box office hours: Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm and during performances.

The Society operates Capital Region's two premier performing arts venues, 1434-seat Royal Theatre, and 772-seat McPherson Playhouse. For information on upcoming events and to purchase tickets, please visit our website.

The Dance Centre

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

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.

Smithers Midsummer Music Festival

1389 Columbia Drive
Smithers BC

Jul 5 to 7, 2013

Annual Midsummer Festival–every July. Welcome to our annual Midsummer Music Festival! Our festival is one of the longest running festivals in Canada.

On top of the outstanding headliner acts we bring to our audience every year, the Midsummer Music Festival also showcases over 40 local/regional acts from Prince George to Prince Rupert and all stops in between

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra

Box 767
Sooke BC V9Z 1H7

Continuing our second decade of bringing beautiful performances to appreciative audiences!
Norman Nelson Conductor & Music Director.
Tickets are $18 Seniors/Students $15 and youth 16 & under $5. Please visit our website for concert schedule.

Surrey Arts Centre

13750 88 Avenue
1 block east of King George Hwy Surrey BC V3W 3L1

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.

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Surrey Festival of Dance Society

#203 13541 102 Avenue
Surrey BC V3T 4X8

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.

Theatre Under the Stars

Stanley Park
Vancouver BC


The Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) summer tradition continues with two award winning musical production.

Vancouver Chamber Choir

1254 West 7th Ave.
Vancouver BC

Canada’s outstanding professional vocal ensemble, the Vancouver Chamber Choir and conductor Jon Washburn have performed locally and internationally since 1971. The Choir presents a full concert season, tours, performs in broadcasts and recordings, and offers five highly acclaimed educational programs. The groundbreaking Music for Healing CD series continues to be successful.