Coming to VANCOUVER - Fall 2021

Imagine Picasso

When & Where October, 2021| Vancouver Convention Centre (East Building)

A one-of-a-kind immersive exhibition on Pablo Picasso; Imagine Picasso offers an unprecedented dialogue between Ricciotti—winner of the National Grand Prix in Architecture—and one of the greatest painters of the 20th century. Ricciotti was inspired to create this spectacular scenography from the paper sculptures Picasso made for his children. The paintings, projected onto nine full-blown Origami-style structures, offer a unique and novel perspective on the work of Picasso. The artistic approach in Image Totale©, designed by Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, immerses the viewer in the heart of the paintings, allowing visitors to explore the painting’s details and fully experience the power of Picasso’s work.

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2021 Chutzpah! Festival

When & Where November 4 - 24, 2021 | The Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, Wosk Auditorium, Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery at the JCC + Digital Streaming

Experience the joy of coming back together with an exhilarating array of music, theatre, comedy, and dance. Immerse yourself in live, in-person performances (with safety protocols) or enjoy selected works from the comfort of home via digital stream.

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Vancouver Fringe Festival

When & Where Sept 10-20; Oct 1-10; Oct 29-Nov 8, Nov 26-Dec 6 | Revue Stage, Performance Works, and the Waterfront Theatre, all situated on and around Granville Island

With staggered dates, the Fringe is taking a different tack this year. With a timely theme of “A Shift in Perspective”, the 2021 Vancouver Fringe Festival will focus on small capacity live performances from local artists along with virtual workshops and gatherings. In order to meet the guidelines laid out in the BC Restart Plan, the in-person, concentrated Festival events will be held at fewer venues and with social distancing in place. Mainstage shows feature some of Vancouver’s best venues including a few ‘Bring Your Own Venues’ that allow artists to stage original work in unconventional places.

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The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Back to the Future In Concert

When & Where Friday, September 24, 2021 at 7pm & Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 2pm | The Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Andrew Crust

Power up your DeLorean… recharge your flux capacitor… It’s an unforgettable movie classic as you’ve never seen and heard it before. Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Crispin Glover, the gigawatt blockbuster that topped the 1985 box office chart, and stamped an enduring imprint on pop culture. Enjoy it live-in-concert with the VSO playing composer Alan Silvestri’s thrilling score while the film plays on the big screen above.

Tickets $32.25 - $108 depending on seating. Purchase online at:

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
A New World

When & Where Friday 15 October, 2021, 8pm & Saturday 16 October, 2021, 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Program Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Cris Derksen's War Cry, Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 “New World”

Featured performer Cris Derksen Cello & Vocals

Maestro Otto Tausk brings us back to an exciting “New World” with two masterpieces and indigenous cellist/composer Cris Derksen’s powerful braiding of the traditional and contemporary.

Tickets $29.50 - $116 depending seating location. (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available). Purchase online at or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434

Raven Spirit Dance in Association with PHT Creative Hub Cooperative
Chapter 21

When & Where September 29-October 3, 2021, Wed – Sat, 7:30pm | Sun, 3pm | Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova

This dance/theatre piece explores what happens when a vibrant, active artist comes face to face with a crippling collision of events. Chapter 21 is a reflection on the days that have come to pass, and the art of becoming. A new baby boy; Chromosome 21; the big “C” diagnosis, 21 days between treatments, and 21 days to re-pattern beliefs.

Tickets From $15; Available online at or by phone at 604.689.0926

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

When & Where Extended to October 31 | 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.

Urban Ink & The Cultch
TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival

Curated by Corey Payette & Heather Redfern

When & Where September 23 – Ocober 2, 2021, 7.30pm | Online Stream from/at the Historic Theatre

TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival returns for seven explosive days of bold, uncompromising, political, and interactive performances. Enjoy performances by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in theatre, music, drag, circus, and comedy. The TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival is a hybrid format this year, combining Online Streams and Watch Parties: in-person screenings of filmed performances at The Cultch's Historic Theatre. After Shows hosted by Joyce Rosario and Virago Nation’s Sparkle Plenty and featuring beats by DJ Kookum.

Tickets starting from just $15. All-Access Festival Pass from $80. Purchase online at: The Cultch


Vancouver International Film Festival

When & Where October 1 - 11, 2021 | various Vancouver venues + streaming events

VIFF 2021 will showcase a vibrant program of films and events, including a kaleidoscopic collection of revelatory Canadian work, visionary East Asian cinema, provocative documentaries, narrative cinema from some of the world’s leading lights, elevated genre fare, and more. Curated short film programs will allow audiences to discover inventive storytellers, while VIFF Talks take viewers behind the camera. The Totally Indie Day, VIFF AMP, and VIFF Immersed Conferences provide extraordinary support for local creative communities.

Tickets Sept. 8 - VIFF Online Box Office opens; Sept. 16 - In-Person Box Office opens at the VIFF Centre, 1181 Seymour St., noon to 6pm


Flamenco Rosario
Vancouver International
Flamenco Festival

When & Where September 4 - 26, 2021 | Vancouver venues include Waterfront Theatre, Picnic Pavilion Stage on Granville Island & Vancouver Public Library

This year the Festival will feature live & live-streamed performances, with both ticketed and FREE events including the annual lecture demonstration with Flamenco Rosario at the Vancouver Public Library. Audiences can expect innovative and dynamic programs that the Flamenco Festival always promises to deliver.

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