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Theatres & Performing Arts

The stage: the blank canvas of performance arts. For centuries, Theatre has been a powerful form of artistic expression that captivates audiences and provides endless opportunity for creativity. The timeless performance of an actor presenting a dramatic monologue; the quiet grace and elegance of the ballet; the extravagant costumes and boldness of the opera; the actualization of an imagined world created by set designers — every experience of the theatre is unique and memorable.

From Bard on the Beach to the VSO, experimental theatre to traditional Chinese dance, British Columbia brings the world to your fingertips.

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Vancouver Civic Theatres

Orpheum, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, & Vancouver Playhouse
Vancouver (Downtown) BC
604.665.3050 - general info

Vancouver Playhouse
Hamilton at Dunsmuir.

Orpheum Theatre
Smithe at Seymour.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Hamilton at Georgia.

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

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

650 Hamilton Street
Vancouver (Downtown) BC

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

Orpheum Theatre

601 Smithe Street
Vancouver (Downtown) BC V6B 5G1

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

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.

Vancouver Playhouse

600 Hamilton Street
Vancouver (Downtown) BC

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

Chemainus Theatre Festival

9737 Chemainus Road
Chemainus BC
Box Office: 1.800.565.7738

Luxurious Theatre Getaways
theatre, accommodations, dinner & breakfast

Visit us on the web for upcoming shows, and 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.

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.

The ACT Arts Centre

11944 Haney Place
Maple Ridge BC V2X 6G1

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 Arts Centre is a first class performing Arts Centre boasting a 486 theatre, a studio theatre, and The ACT Art Gallery and Gallery Gift Shop. Operated by the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council, The ACT Arts Centre is home to art programs for all ages, the ACT Presents live performance series, art exhibitions, and many other cultural events.

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.

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.

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

Salmon Arm BC

Aug 14 to 16, 2015

23rd 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 Civic Theatres
Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall

13450 104 Avenue (1 block from Surrey Central SkyTrain)
Surrey BC
V3T 1V8
Box Office: 604.501.5566

It’s fun to go out! Surrey’s newest performance space is in the heart of the city with terrific shows and leg room enough to keep the tallest folks happy!

We invite you to check out Main Stage and Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre also part of Surrey Civic Theatres.

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

Rock Family Gallery & 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 our Art Classes contact 604.826.0029 or email:

HOURS Of operation:

SPRING/SUMMER HOURS April 1 to October 1st Gallery , Gift Shoppe and Tea room open Noon to 5 pm

FALL / WINTER HOURS October 1 to April 1st Gallery, Gift Shoppe and Tea Room open Noon to 4 pm

Office Hours 9 to 4 Monday to Friday. Closed Stat Holidays

We are wheelchair friendly with a lift into the facility.

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

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

Inlet Theatre

100 Newport Drive
Port Moody BC

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.

Pacific Theatre

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

Over more than 30 years, Pacific Theatre has made a name for itself with powerful performances, dazzling designs, and compelling stories, all tucked into one intimate 128-seat theatre. Located in the historic Chalmer’s Heritage Building just outside of downtown, Pacific Theatre is known for producing theatre that entertains and provokes conversation. Check the website for current showtimes and ticket information.

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.

Smithers Midsummer Music Festival

1389 Columbia Drive
Smithers BC

Annual Midsummer Festival–every July. Welcome to our 32nd Midsummer Music Festival! Our festival is one of the longest running festivals in Canada.The festival embraces all genres of music and each year hosts an eclectic mix of musicians performing during the day on one of the four stages, and in the evening on the main stage.

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.

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.