Bard on the Beach
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare

Date and Venue August 21 – September 15, 2019, 7.30pm evenings + 2pm weekend matinees | Howard Family Stage in the Douglas Campbell Theatre, Vanier Park

Political warfare – and war within a family – drive Shakespeare’s compelling story of the ruthless fighter, Coriolanus, as she fights for honour without compromise. With themes of pride and arrogance at its core, Coriolanus examines what it means to be loyal to a parent, to a leader and to a country – and how those choices can redeem or destroy us.

Tickets $26 - $77 Purchase online at OR Call the Box Office at 604.739.0559 to purchase by telephone - Monday – Friday from 10am – 6pm. By email at: bard on the beach

Opera Mariposa
OPERA BAZAAR (A Fundraising Event)

Date and Venue Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 3pm (Sale starts at 12pm) | St Faith's Anglican Church

Join Opera Mariposa for an afternoon of music and shopping! From 12pm-6pm, you can shop Mariposa's costume and prop collection, as well as collectibles and curiosities from other vendors. Then at 3pm, take in a costumed concert of opera highlights, featuring music from Carmen, The Magic Flute, La bohème and more.

Admission to the sale is free, hoever, the concert will be ticketed.
Adults $22, students and seniors $18. Purchase online:

2019 Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival

Dates and Venues August 26 - September 1, 2019 | VanTap Cultural Arts Centre & Annex, Vancouver

Headlining the festival and featured on-stage, in-class, and at improvised jams, will be some of the most respected and in-demand tap dancers: Max Pollak, known for his unique combination of Afro-Cuban rhythms and tap dance; Demi Remick who tours internationally with the Postmodern JukeBox, Canada’s own Danny Nielsen and Andrew Nemr.

Tickets $35 (some events are FREE) Info:


2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival

When and Where September 5 – 15, 2019 | Revue Stage, Performance Works, and the Waterfront Theatre, all situated on and around Granville Island; some shows are presented at the Cultch

Vancouver Fringe Festival program guide is now available. The “Fringe” is an annual celebration featuring Mainstage shows plus unique site-specific theatre where artists stage their work in the nooks and crannies of Granville Island. The Festival also offers the Phillips Fringe Bar, workshops for artists and TheatreWire.

Tickets go on sale in August online at:
Single tickets will be available during the festival for pick-up or purchase in person at the Fringe Box Office for cash, Visa, and MasterCard, or at the venue starting 45 minutes before the performance.


The Rogue Folk Club
Babe Gurr Concert
Celebrating the Release of Blurred Lines

Date and Venue Friday, September 6, 2019 at 8pm (doors open at 7pm) | St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue

Babe Gurr’s music finds a home best described as adult alternative -a fusion of blues/pop, with a twist of roots. Her new release Blurred Lines exemplifies her unique and seamless blend of genres. Her warm and sultry voice, intelligent lyrics, memorable melodies and savvy personality add up to pretty much everything you want to see on a stage.

Tickets $24 / $20 members, Available online at or in person at Highlife & Tapestry or call the Rogue Ticket Hotline at 604-736-3022

United Players
A Tender Thing by Ben Power

Dates and Venue September 6 – 29 Thurs through Sun 2019, 8pm (matinees Sun Sept. 15, 22 & 29 at 2pm – no eve. Perf.) | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery

What if Romeo and Juliet didn't die in that double suicide in the Capulet family vault? Instead, they lived into old age, their dazzling love to endure a more commonplace tragedy? Ben Power uses Shakespeare's timeless poetry to create a new, deeply romantic and powerful play, and a strikingly different love story.

Tickets $23 - $29 available on line at or at the door.

Flamenco Rosario
Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

Dates and Venues September 13 - 29, 2019 | Vancouver Playhouse, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Roundhouse Centre, Waterfront Theatre, St James Community Square, Vancouver Public Library

Flamenco Rosario holds a mandate to develop dance, music works and dance artists, in both the authentically traditional and contemporary innovative styles of Flamenco. The company shares its passion for flamenco’s raw, emotional power and disciplined musicality through performances, workshops and professional training across Vancouver. Featured performance this year: Manuel Liñán in Baile De Autor (dance of the author) at the Vancouver Playhouse Saturday, September 14 at 8pm

Admission – many events free. For details on ticketed events GOTO:


Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF)

Dates and Venues August 15 – 25, 2019 | Bean Around the World, International Village—IV, QET Plaza, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, The Junction Pub, Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver Playhouse & York Theatre

The 11-day festival is the largest queer arts event in Western Canada and the second-largest film festival in Vancouver. Showcasing over 70 films from more than 10 countries, with themes ranging from the histories of local “troublemakers,” films centering on two-spirit stories, and narratives set against the backdrop of the opera. The Festival celebrates the best in independent queer cinema and facilitates a unique community space through a variety of performances, panels and workshops. Film schedule TBA.

Tickets $40 for a Six Pack (6 tickets); $140for the Super Pass - provides access to all films & galas with front-of-line privileges, membership and entry to select events and parties. For info about single tickets GOTO:


Bard on the Beach

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

Date and Venue June 5 – September 21, 2019, 7.30pm evenings + 2pm weekend matinees | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

The ‘spaghetti western’ is the inspiration behind this hilarious Wild-West love story, where two fierce kindred spirits finally meet their match in each other. Petruchio, the sharpest-shooting cowboy in the West meets Kate, the prickliest gal in Padua, and their throw-down contest of wills and wits will leave you laughing out loud as they bicker and battle their way towards a splendid, healing love.

Shakespeare in Love by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall

Date and Venue June 12 – September 18, 2019, 7.30pm evenings + 2pm weekend matinees | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block. The deadline for his new play is looming and he’s in desperate need of inspiration. And then he finds his muse – Viola. She’s Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms but their road to romance runs into plenty of complications, from nefarious schemers to overheated backstage theatrics.

Tickets $26 - $77 Purchase online at OR Call the Box Office at 604.739.0559 to purchase by telephone - Monday – Friday from 10am – 6pm. By email at: bard on the beach