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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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Sunset Theatre

Wells BC
Tickets: 250.994.3400

Thrilling.Enthralling.Brand Spanking New.

Located on Historic Pooley Street in Wells BC, the Sunset Theatre offers a full range of contemporary professional theatre, film and music. There's something for everyone.
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Terry Fox Theatre

1260 Riverwood Gate
Port Coquitlam BC V3B 7Z5

Unrivaled intimacy and affordable rates make Terry Fox Theatre the perfect venue for your next event. 336 seats with spacious lobby, professionally equipped and staffed.

Vancouver Civic Theatres

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

Vancouver Playhouse 604.665.3050
Hamilton at Dunsmuir.
Intimate 668 seat theatre: plays, recitals, chamber concerts, musicals, dance.

Orpheum Theatre 604.665.3050
Smithe at Seymour.
Magnificent 2,688 seat heritage concert hall featuring orchestras, choirs, pop, rock, jazz, folk, celebrity artists, etc.

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Queen Elizabeth Theatre 604.665.3050
Hamilton at Georgia.
Modern 2,781 seat theatre: opera, dance, Broadway shows, pop/rock concerts, etc. Mezzanine Art Gallery open during performances.

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

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 or call 250-754-7587 for a complete listing of productions, events, and tickets.

Vancouver International Dance Festival VIDF

339 West Hastings Street - 2nd Floor
Vancouver BC V6B 1H6

Mar 14 to 23, 2013

The 13th annual Vancouver International Dance Festival features companies from New Zealand, Switzerland, Denmark and Canada informed by techniques and styles as diverse as Butoh and Gitxsan dance. In this three-week long festival, March 2 — 23, 2013, we have also broadened our programming to new locations with performances, exhibitions, and workshops at the Roundhouse, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver Playhouse, W2 at the Woodwards’ building and the Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite installation.

Please join us this March to share a lineup that is energetic, dynamic and notable for its unique artists and creations.


Various theatres throughout Metro Vancouver
Vancouver BC

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.

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

Salmon Arm BC

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.

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Cowichan Theatre

2687 James Street
Duncan BC

The Cowichan Theatre is a 731-seat proscenium arch theatre located in the Island Savings Centre, Duncan, BC. Opened in 1978, the Cowichan Theatre serves the Cowichan region as a community theatre for local groups, as a roadhouse for touring professional artists, and as a conference and convention facility.

Barkerville Theatre Royal

Barkerville BC

Variety shows and dramas that are sure to entertain, edify, educate and enlighten! Home of the Newman and Wright theatrical group.

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The Cowichan Theatre

2687 James Street
Duncan BC V9L 2X
1.250.748.7529 ext 425
Fax 1.250.748.0054

The Cowichan Theatre is a 731-seat proscenium arch theatre located in the Island Savings Centre, Duncan, BC.

Opened in 1978, the Cowichan Theatre serves the Cowichan region as a community theatre for local groups, as a roadhouse for touring professional artists, and as a conference and convention facility. The Cowichan Theatre is a function of the Arts & Culture Division of the Cowichan Valley Regional District's Parks,

Chief Sepass Theatre

9096 Trattle Street
Fort Langley BC V1M 2S6
Cell 604-818-7739
Fax 604.888.3578

By appointment only

A venue and space unique to Langley, the Chief Sepass Theatre is a multi-purpose venue that provides an intimate setting for performances. The rakes seating creates ideal site lines and excellent acoustics. Located in the beautiful Fort Langley, it is only five minutes away from Highway #1 and fifteen minutes to downtlown Langley. A great venue for dance shows, weddings, presentations, speakers, annual genral meetings, movie shoots, comedies, dramas, music shows etc.

The ACT Arts Centre & Theatre

11944 Haney Place
Maple Ridge BC V2X 6G1
Fax 604.465.4351

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.

White Rock Players' Club

1532 Johnston Road
White Rock BC

The White Rock Players' Club, based out of the Coast Capital Playhouse, produces five shows a year including comedies, musicals, thrillers, dramas and the popular Christmas Pantomime, a local Christmas tradition since 1954.

Carousel Theatre

1411 Cartwright Street
Vancouver (Granville Island) BC
Box Office: 604.685.6217

Carousel Theatre (also known as Carousel Theatre For Young People, now in its 37th season, has produced 147 plays for young people. It is a professional theatre company that stages plays for young people, families and educators at the Waterfront Theatre and Performance Works on Granville Island. Carousel Theatre also tours to elementary schools across British Columbia and Canada.

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre

#600 - 3 Fan Tan Alley
Victoria BC V8W 3G9

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.

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Shuswap Theatre

41 Hudson Ave NW
Salmon Arm BC V1E 4R4

Check Out Our Summer Theatre Production
LEGEND: a clash of cultures and the richness of acceptance
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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

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.

Magic Flute presented by the Vancouver Opera

Vancouver BC
Box Office 604.683.0222

Mar 13 to 17, 2013


The timeless Coast Salish realm. On a quest for love and enlightenment, young Tamino finds himself at the centre of a battle between the forces of light and darkness.

For more information & to buy tickets please click HERE

Vancouver FanClub

1050 Granville Street
Vancouver (Downtown) BC V6Z 1L5

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.