Vancouver Queer Film Festival

When & Where August 11 – 21, 2022 | Viewings available online and in theatre. Visit for full programming and venues.

Out On Screen is bringing back the highly anticipated Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) for its 34th edition. It strives to be more fabulous than ever with more impactful films that raise awareness about the struggles, joys and journeys of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

Inspired by this year’s submissions, VQFF’s programming aesthetic and curatorial vision will draw upon the fearless and fierce politics, visual style, and grassroots creativity of queer subcultures and the 'zines that kept the communities informed and connected. Thematically, this year's Festival shares stories told from an autobiographical perspective, leaning further into the trend of experiential and experimental filmmaking, community building, and self actualization through artistic expression.

Tickets and passes are available to purchase online now here. Early Bird discount is in effect until July 10!


Bard on the Beach

Harlem Duet by Djanet Sears

When & Where June 15 – July 17, 2022 at 7.30pm | Howard Family Stage, Vanier Park

The drama explores the complicated relationship of a Black couple in three key periods in the American Black experience: 1860, before the US Emancipation Proclamation; 1928, during New York’s Harlem Renaissance; and in post-civil rights 1997. Each setting reframes the story of the woman, her deep love for her partner, and her sacrifices – and resilience – in the face of his betrayal. With connections to Shakespeare’s Othello, Harlem Duet explores important contemporary questions about race, privilege and relationships.

Tickets $27 - $79 (Regular); $27 - $39.50 (youth) Purchase online at: whats-on/harlem-duet

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

When & Where June 8 – September 24, 2022 at 7.30pm | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece follows four young lovers and a troupe of stumbling actors through an enchanted wood, on a journey of discovery to find out who they are, whom they love, and why it matters. Beginning in a world that is in disrepair, the story moves to the forest, where the natural and supernatural have merged and elves, goblins, and talking trees guide the way. Bring your family and friends and enter into a world of love, laughter and magic!

Tickets $27 - $79 (Regular); $27 - $39 (youth) Purchase online at:

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

When & Where August 3 – September 24, 2022 at 7.30pm | Howard Family Stage, Vanier Park

Shakespeare spins a tragic and timeless story of two young people who fall deeply in love, in spite of a bitter feud that divides their families. Their passion never fails to move and inspire us. And today more than ever, the play is a powerful reminder that with love, even the world’s greatest wounds can be healed. This production, in a classical setting, casts new light on Vanier Park Juliet’s experience.

Tickets $27 - $69 (Regular); $27 - $34.50 (youth) Purchase online at: whats-on/romeo-and-juliet

Kill the Ripper by Fairlith Harvey

When & Where June 14 - 19, 2022 at 7.30pm | Anvil Theatre, New Westminister & July 7-9 & 14-16, 2022 at 8pm | Rio Theatre, 1660 Broadway East

Kill the Ripper is a darkly comic female-led Victorian era revenge fantasy featuring over-the-top fight and movement sequences set to an original murder ballad meets modern music score. The show has a Victorian production design featuring a gas-lamp centrepiece and costumes invoking the period.

Tickets Anvil Theatre: $25 - $30 (+ service charges) - onlin at: Theatre: General Admission $25 through or $30 at the door

Renegade Arts Company

When & Where June 9 – 25, 2022, 8pm; Sat matinees at 2pm | The Shop Theatre 8877 Selkirk Street Vancouver BC

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music. The show features all of the magical songs from the critically acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning Falling Slowly.

Tickets $29 - $49 ($24 students & seniors) Purchase online at:

33rd Festival d'été 2022

When & Where June 15 to June 25, 2022 | Le Centre culturel francophone1551 W 7th Avenue, Vancouver

Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver announces that the 33rd annual Vancouver's Francophone Summer will be presented from June 15 to June 25, 2022. After two years of COVID-19 restrictions, the festival will be again presenting larger-scale outdoor concerts with indoor concerts as well, some of which will also be available on direct livestreaming.

Tickets At the door rates (À la porte) Member Ticket $35, Non-Member Ticket $40

Story, story, die

When & Where June 22 & 23, 2022 at 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street

DanceHouse presents the West Coast premiere of winter guests’ evocative work, Story, story, die, choreographed by Artistic Director Alan Lucien Øyen. Through cinematic staging and poignant spoken word, Story, story, die is a thought-provoking look at the interdependency between lies and love and the surprising things we do in our everyday lives to present a more likeable narrative of ourselves to the world.

Tickets From $35, purchase online at: OR call 604.801.6225 or


Western Gold Theatre
The Triumph of Love
by Pierre Carlet de Marivaux, adapted by Stephen Wadsworth

When & Where Friday, June 24 at 7:30pm, Saturday, June 25 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm, Sunday, June 26 at 2pm & 7:30pm | PAL Studio Theatre

Written in 1732, it follows a princess as she adopts the dress and prerogatives of a man, invades the retreat of a rationalist philosopher who hates love, and wins the prince of her dreams. Gender confusion is pivotal in the hilarious situations that ensue as the emotional stakes rise. Marivaux’s adaptation of the wily idiot Harlequin is quite fascinating.

Tickets $30. Purchase online at:

Chor Leoni
Popcappella II

When & Where June 25 at 5pm and 8pm | St. Andrew’s-Wesley United, 1022 Nelson St.

Chor Leoni Men’s Choir celebrates the summer in style with Popcappella II. An anticipated fan favourite for audiences of all ages, Popcappella II will delight audiences with a soundbook of pop legends, including The Weeknd, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Cliff, A-ha, Caribou, Tegan and Sara, and Indigo Girls. The concert will include an original work off of Jodi Proznick’s JUNO-nominated album.

Tickets from $20. Purchase online at: chor-leoni-popcappella/

Theatre Under the Stars

When & Where July 2–August 27, 2022 at 8pm; Performances alternate evenings (7pm on Fireworks Nights July 23, 27 & 30)| Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park

Something Rotten!
An irreverent homage to Broadway, Something Rotten! is a whimsical satire that both celebrates and pokes fun at everything audiences adore about Broadway. With clever lyrics and a colourful songbook, Something Rotten! embraces the musical theatre genre and all of its absurdities, referencing such timeless classics as West Side Story, South Pacific, and Les Misérables.

We Will Rock You
The show features Queen’s most iconic rock-and-roll hits and electrifying dance, We Will Rock You is packed with heart-stopping numbers and an underdog story that will leave audiences buzzing with hope. Having thrilled more than 16 million audience members worldwide, the musical features over 20 hits from the band’s legendary songbook including Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions and many others.

Tickets $20-$55 - Early bird tickets are on sale now through June 16. $30-$65 Regular tickets starting June 17. Purchase online at or 1-800-514-3849


by Lin-Manuel Miranda

When & Where 24 May – 19 June 2022, 8pm; matinees on Sat at 2pm & Sun at 1.30pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 650 Hamilton Street

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. With a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a by Lin-Manuel Miranda revolutionary moment in theatre. HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography.

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