Stage Fright 2: Murder at the Disco!

When & Where September 28 - October 28, 2023 | The Improv Centre

TIC’s wildly successful murder mystery is back – but with a groovy new twist! It’s 1977 and the ‘Diamond Disco’ is all abuzz as it’s time for their annual disco-til-you-drop-a-thon. Everyone is ready to boogie to the max to win a major cash prize...but for one of these disco dancers, it’ll be their last. This interactive whodunnit is full of hilarious hijinks inspired by audience suggestions. And in true Stage Fright form, it’ll be up to one lucky audience member to solve the Murder at the Disco.

Tickets from The Improv Centre

Peace Country by Pedro Chamale

When & Where October 12-22, 2023 | Firehall Arts Centre

Inspired by his upbringing in Chetwynd, B.C., this new work by Pedro Chamale is an examination of intercultural friendship, the realities of northern living, and the vilification of northern communities in the fight against the climate crisis.
Set in a small rural town in British Columbia’s Northern Interior, a new political party has swept into office with the promise of big changes – changes that could put the nail in the coffin of a little carbon-economy town, that is, if climate change doesn’t wipe it out first. In a time where it feels easy to spit rhetoric at one another, a familiar face in the party forces childhood friends to have tough conversations and work together for a change. Through Peace Country, we see a plea for dialogue around climate action in a time of great division.

Tickets from The Firehall Arts Centre


The Dance House - Kidd Pivot

Assembly Hall created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young

When & Where October 25 to October 28, 2023 | Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street

A group of medieval re-enactors have come together for an Annual Meeting in their local community hall. As the Board of Directors, they oversee an event called “Quest Fest” that has fallen on hard times,membership is dwindling, debt is mounting and the hall is falling apart. From the team that brought you the ground breaking award-winning productions of Betroffenheit and Revisor, comes Kidd Pivot’s latest offering. Fueling Kidd Pivot’s work is a fascination with story and the role of language as an animating force.

Tickets from the Dance House Box Office or telephone 604.801.6225



When & Where November 7 to 12, 2023 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Hadestown is a new stage musical inspired by the Christoph Gluck opera Orphée et Eurydiceis based on the mythical Orpheus. Hadestown is the Winner of eight 2019 Tony Award, including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, will be coming to Vancouver this fall as part of the 2023-24 Broadway Season.

Tickets on-sale to the public on August 21, 2023 at 10 a.m. PDT and available at Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1.800.889.8457

42nd Vancouver International Film Festival

When & Where September 28 – October 8, 2023 | Various venues around Vancouver

The 42nd edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival will be the first fully in-cinema festival since 2019. This year’s line-up features roughly 140 feature films and 100 shorts, presented on 10 screens in seven Vancouver venues. Vancouverites will be able to explore film culture through an expanded program of live events, performances, and exhibitions. The 2023 film line-up speaks to the themes that are most pressing in our daily lives, from intimate meditations on motherhood and the dynamics of family to the extensive impacts of climate change on the world around us.

Tickets and Information Adult Ticket$18, Seniors $16, Student/Youth $14, VIFF+ Members $15.
6, 10 & 20 Packs available. More ticket details at

The Cultch
The Search Party (Vancouver) in partnership with b current Performing Arts (Toronto)

When & Where September 27 – October 8, 2023; evenings 7.30pm, Saturdays 2pm & 7.30pm, Sundays 2pm only | Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.

The Frasier family are getting ready for Grandma’s birthday party but things keep going wrong. Beverly wants everything to be perfect, but nobody is cooperating, her sister Jasmine won’t help, her husband Dayton is more interested in the game and isn't paying attention to her, her brother Tyrone is MIA, and Keisha—well, her daughter is a teenager. And while everything is falling apart around Beverly… maybe nothing is what it seems in the first place!

Tickets from $29, with Pay-What-You-Choose Previews. Single tickets are on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or

Empire of the Son by Tetsuro Shigematsu

When & Where September 28 - October 21, 2023; Wed - Thurs 7:30pm, 8pm Fri / Sat with 2pm Sat and Sunday matinees | Pacific Theatre, 1440 West 12th Avenue

As Tetsuro Shigematsu pieces his father Akira’s story together, two generations of crossed radio wires ripple out into a transcontinental tale of familial love, grief, and joy. This beloved Canadian storytelling treasure has been re-imagined and is set to grace the Pacific Theatre stage, offering a fresh and profound theatrical experience.

Tickets $15 - $40. call 604.731.5518 or visit formore information

The Cultch and Urban Ink
Te Tangi a te Tui

When & Where October 19 – 29, 2023; evenings 7pm, Sat & Sun matinees at 2pm | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive

The Tui (Indigenous songbird) soaks up the world around it and responds in song. Though beautiful, his tune now is a faint echo from when Aotearoa was blanketed in the forest, flutes of fairy folk filled the trees and Maori alone walked gently upon their mother. The loss of the original voice of the Tui parallels the forces of loss and regeneration of Maori language. Telling a tale that spans generations, this show weaves together ancient stories from the land with urban experiences...

Tickets from $29. Pay-What-You-Choose and Anniversary Pricing for select performances. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or

Vancouver Opera
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute

When & Where October 21 at 7:30pm, October 26 at 7:30pm, October 28 at 7:30pm | October 29 at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

This opera is a fairytale within a fairytale, immersing the audience in a magical, wild journey of high drama and whimsical delight. Owen McCausland is Tamino and making her Vancouver Opera debut is Vancouver native Kirsten MacKinnon as Pamina.

Tickets from $99. Available online at:



United Players
The Last Wife by Kate Hennig

When & Where September 8 to October 1, 2023 | Jericho Arts Centre

Kate Parr is smart, confident and passionate: a rising star in a world of intense competition. But her obligatory marriage to Henry is rife with the threat of violence and the lure of deceit. A contemporary retelling of the compelling relationship between Katherine Parr and Henry VIII, The Last Wife is a funny, powerful examination of patriarchy, sexual politics, and women’s rights. ePrformed live on stage.

For tickets and further information: United

Bard on the Beach

As You Like It

When & Where June 8 – September 30, 2023, evenings at 7.30, Sundays at 2pm | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

The Beatles are back at Bard! It’s the 1960s all over again, and free spirits are escaping from Vancouver to get “back to the land”. This joyful tribute to love, laughter and music features two-dozen classic Beatles songs performed live on stage. The original Bard production played to sold-out houses in 2018 and has triumphed across North America since then.

Julius Caesar

When & Where June 15 – September 23, 2023, evenings at 7.30, Saturdays at 2pm | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

Shakespeare’s riveting drama tells the story of the leader Julius Caesar, who is murdered by those he trusts – a murder that his closest ally, Mark Antony, is unable to stop. This timeless story, in a modern-day setting, is about the human drive to get and hold on to power – and how order and good government can turn to chaos when personal ambition is unchecked.