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.
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.
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.
Theatres & Performing Arts
Royal & McPherson Theatres
Royal Theatre - 805 Broughton Street McPherson Playhouse - 3 Centennial Square
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.
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.
Theatres & Performing Arts
TheatreOne Nanaimo Professional Theatre
Centre for the Arts - 150 Commercial St.
Nanaimo BC V9R 5G6
Mainstage Productions. Just Kidding Theatre for Young Audiences. Emerging Voices Series of Staged Readings. Fringe Flicks and the Bite of Nanaimo fundraisers.
Go to www.theatreone.org or call 250-754-7587 for a complete listing of productions, events, and tickets.
Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre is the newest professional theatre company in Victoria, British Columbia. Its summer season of three plays in June, July, and August at the McPherson Playhouse brings back modern classics from the past while utilizing a connection between renowned theatre artists from across Canada, and local young and emerging artists.The 2012 Season includes Canadian film and TV performer Gary Farmer (Dead Man) in Of Mice & Men, Shaw's witty make-love-not-war farce Arms & the Man, the cult musical Little Shop of Horrors, and a bonus presentation of Shirley Valentine starring Nicola Cavendish.
Named in honour of Port Coquitlam resident and Canadian hero, Terry Fox, the theatre was built in 1999, alongside the new Terry Fox Secondary School, thanks to a partnership between the City of Port Coquitlam and School District 43. At first operated by the school itself, the theatre then became an independent, privately run operation, managed by the Terry Fox Theatre Advisory Group (TAG) which later became the Port Coquitlam Theatre Society. In 2013, School District 43 (Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and Port Moody) took over management of the theatre.