Carousel Theatre for Young People
Teen Shakespeare Program: The Tempest

When & Where July 31 to August 7 at 7.30pm, 2021 | Ron Basford Park, Granville Island

Performers from ages 14 to 17 have been busy rehearsing hard in anticipation of performing in front of live audiences for the first time since the pandemic in their creatively tailored version of Shakespeare’s 17th century shipwrecked tale.
COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines will be observed in accordance with BC’s Restart Plan.

Tickets a limited number of tickets are available for purchase at:

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

When & Where through the Summer | Online Programming

The 2021 Season with online programming is designed to engage both an existing Festival community and to reach out to new audiences across Canada and beyond. The 2021 lineup is highlighted by a bold new venture for Western Canada’s biggest Shakespeare festival.

Done/Undone by Kate Besworth – Bard’s new film offers a provocative and entertaining story that exlores a key question: why do Shakespeare today? First public screening.Virtual Opening Night- August 12. Available on demand until September 30, 2021. Single, Household and Watch Party tickets on sale now. Digital access tickets are $29. GOTO:

Bard Explored –Simon Fraser University’s Paul Budra talks with some of the world’s leading literary scholars: Oxford University’s Emma Smith , actor and academic John "Ray" Proctor, Paul Yachnin and Farah Karim-Cooper. Livestreamed on Saturdays at 11am PT on August 7, September 11, September 25 and October 2.

Done/Undone Artist Talkbacks – Join members of the artistic team as they have conversations about the film’s themes and take attendees’ questions. Streamed online August 24 and September 21.

Wine Wednesday – hosted by Artistic Director Christopher Gaze and Vancouver International Wine Festival Executive Director Harry Hertscheg. Join them online to sip and savour a variety of BC wines, with special guests from the wine industry. Scheduled for October 6.

A Shakesperience – a new film, conceived and scripted by Bard Director of Education Mary Hartman and directed by Dean Paul Gibson. This engaging introduction to Shakespeare will be available for free on-demand viewing beginning in September. More details released in August.

Music in the Courtyard
When & Where July 30 to September 5, 2021, Wed - Satat 7pm, and Sundays at 3pm | Firehall Arts Centre
The Firehall Arts Centre and the Vancouver Independent Music Centre are pleased to present the 2021 Music in the Courtyard series this summer. Performances for the second edition of this series will take place outdoor in the courtyard at The Firehall Arts. First performance will be Renae Morriseau with percussive hand drum songs that blend harmonies to reflect their culture and personal journeys.

Ticket prices range from $20 to $40 on Sale Thursday, July 15 at 12pm at

The 33 rd Annual Dancing on the Edge Festival

When & Where July 8 - 17, 2021 | Online Streaming & live at Firehall Arts Centre Theatre & Courtyard, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens, Russian Hall, Iona Beach

In celebration of our 33 rd Annual DOTE, the festival will include a presentation of over thirty online and live stage performances featuring artists from across Canada. On offer will be some specially curated digital programming with recorded online performances, premieres of dance films, dance discussions, outdoor live performances in the Firehall Courtyard, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens, Russian Hall and Iona Beach and theatre performances with limited capacity.

Tickets on sale now with prices ranging from $15 to $30

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

When & Where August 12-22, 2021 | Streamed online

VQFF will be presented online in a video-on-demand (VOD) format, with a few small in-person events. The Festival will continue to follow the guidance of Public Health in order to offer audiences a COVID-safe viewing experience of the best independent queer cinema, along with workshops, artist Q&As, panels, and a few fun surprises.
The 2021 VQFF program will be available online at on July 14, 2021

Early Bird Passes are on sale now at Tickets range in price from $5 to $21 (+ membership fee). Festival Youth Memberships are $2 and Adult Memberships are $5.


Surrey Civic Theatres
Summer POP!

When & Where July 9–Sept 12, 2021 | Glades Garden, Bear Creek Park, and Darts Hill Gardens.

Join Surrey Civic Theatres for Summer POP! This series of outdoor performances and experiences is designed to help people reconnect with the performing arts, and also enjoy a chance to gather safely.

Tickets on sale now. Choose Your Price Tickets: $5– $25. Suggested price $20. Limited Tickets Available at:

Imagine Van Gogh the Original Immersive Exhibition in Image Totale©

WHEN & WHERE March 19 to August 29th, 2021, Open Daily 9am – Midnight | Vancouver Convention Centre

Filling 25,000 square feet of the convention centre, this grandiose exhibit offers an immersive display of more than 200 of Van Gogh’s paintings, including his most famous works, painted between 1888 and 1890. The exhibit brings Van Gogh's canvases to life in a vivid, spectacular way, allowing the viewer to enter and roam the luminous dreamscapes conjured by Vincent Van Gogh, accompanied by the music of Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, Schubert, Mozart & Satie.

Tickets Adult (16+) Timed Entry $39.99 (tax incl.); Child (4-15) Timed Entry $34.99 on sale now at