When & Where January 23 - 28, 2024, evenings at 8pm, Sat & Sun matinees at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St., Vancouver
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African Savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
Adult single tickets $48. on sale now at ticketmaster.ca.
Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1.800.889.8457.
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
When & Where December 6 at 7.30PM Michael J. Fox Theatre; December 7 at 4pm & 7.30pm | South Delta Baptist Church; December 8 at 4pm & 7.30pm | Centennial Theatre; December 9 at 4pm & 7.30pm | Bell Performing Art Centre; December 16 at 4pm & 7.30pm | Orpheum
Conductor David Bui Host Christopher Gaze Featured performers Diana Agasian, Soprano & Marina Agasian, Soprano
Program (selected from) Anderson's Christmas Festival & Sleigh Ride, Rimsky-Korsakov's Christmas Eve Suite: Polonaise, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel: Prelude to Act I, Evening Prayer & Dream Pantomime, Adam's O Holy Night, Willcocks' Five Christmas Carols: The First Noel, Herbert's Babes in Toyland: March of the Toys, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite No. 1, John William' Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Suite for Orchestra, Livingstone/Evans' Silver Bells, Berlin's White Christmas, Willcocks' Five Christmas Carols: O Come All Ye Faithful, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Tickets prices vary according to venue. Discounts available for seniors, students & children under 12. Purchase online: https://www.vancouversymphony.ca/event/traditional
When & Where December 7, 8 & 9 2023 at 6:30pm, matinee perf. at 1pm on December 9 and 4pm on Dec 10 | The Centre for Performing Arts
Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet returns to Vancouver this holiday season with Nutcracker! One of North America's oldest and most iconic ballet companies performs their uniquely Canadian version of the timeless classic December 7-10 at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts. Featuring more than 250 hand-crafted costumes, beautiful classical choreography, and that beloved Tchaikovsky score, prepare to be whisked away into a world of enchantment and lots of fun for the entire family.
for Nutcracker are on sale now starting from just $35. Purchase online
When & Where December 7 – 30, 2023 at 7.30pm; matinee performances at 2pm Dec 10, 16, 17, 23, 26, 27, 30, 31, Jan 1 | Metro Theatre, 1370 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver
Ellie King’s Sinbad is hitting Metro’s stage this winter as the 2023 Pantomime! Bring the whole family to Metro's Annual Traditional British Pantomime, SINBAD! It wouldn’t be Christmas without this Christmas cracker of joy and laughter, music and dance! All the traditional Panto characters to cheer and boo and sing along with plus a rollicking adventure on the hilarious high seas!
Adults $40, Seniors $37, Children $26. Family Packs available. GOTO:
When & Where December 14 - 31, 2023; 7:30pm evenings with 1pm matinees | Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
A fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella combines the story's classic elements along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairy tale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and spark who doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion, and forgiveness.
start at $40 (with children ages 0-12 for $25). Box Office: 604-270-1812.
Christmas with Chor Leoni
When & Where December 15 at 7:30pm, December 16 at 11am, 2pm & 5pm, and December 18 at 5pm & 8pm | St. Andrew’s-Wesley United, 1022 Nelson St
Set to a backdrop of soaring architecture and stunning lighting design, the treasured Yuletide tradition includes a dynamic blend of holiday classics and hopeful winter harmonies, coupled with the world premiere of A Midnight Clear from Vancouver’s genre-defying composer and violinist Cameron Wilson.
from $20-$75, plus applicable fees. 35-and-under pricing available.
Purchase online at: chorleoni.org/event/christmas-with-chor-leoni/
When & Where February 9 - March 9, 2024, evenings Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30pm, matinees on Saturday & Sunday at 2pm | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W. 12th Avenue
Adults speak children’s exact words about love, life, and the big questions in this new work by Canadian playwright Sunny Drake. Drawn from interviews with over 40 whip-smart and brutally honest kids and youth from the local community, CHILD-ish offers insights on everything from the climate crisis to how long it takes to build a spaceship.
$15-$40 available online at www.pacifictheatre.org
or by phone at 604.731.5518
Where December 1 – 24, 2023, Thurs - Sat evenings at
8pm, Sun matinee at 2pm | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street,
When & Where December 2 - 24, 2023, Tues -Sat at 7:30pm, matinees on Sat & Sun at 3pm & PWYC on Tuesday at 7:30pm & Wednesday at 1pm | Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova Street
Ann Mortifee’s Reflections on Crooked Walking is a JUNO Award-nominated family musical that tells the tale of four people who find themselves the only ones left awake surrounded by sleeping townspeople. Their journey in search of a cure for the mysterious sleeping sickness leads them down a surprising path of deeper self-awareness.
from $30 at firehallartscentre.ca
Theatre for Young People
When & Where November 29 to December 31 2023 | Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street
Snow White tells the familiar story of an evil, envious queen who recruits a huntsman to dispatch the pure-hearted heroine, only to have her come into the care of seven dwarfs. When the queen learns of Snow White’s presence in the woods, she sends her into an eternal slumber that can only be broken by the arrival of a certain prince. The wickedly funny reinterpretation sees two actors whimsically embody a cast of beloved characters, including the handsome prince, malicious queen, helpful dwarf, and pure-hearted Snow White herself.
Tickets Carousel Theatre
When & Where November 22 - December 10, 2023; evenings at 7pm with matinees on Sat & Sun at 2pm | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Bright, business-minded Belle has always been different from other kids growing up on the Drive. Her nose is always stuck in a book—a general ledger book that is! Everything changes when she’s separated from her free-spirited dad Maurice and becomes imprisoned in an enchanted specialty grocery store by a strangely familiar Beast who seems very set in his ways. Get ready for a hilarious adventure through the neighbourhoods of East Van!
Adults from $39. Purchase online: thecultch.com/event/east-van-panto/
When & Where November 23 - December 31, 2023 | The Improv Centre
to the Holidays is a fun, family-friendly show
that runs Thursdays to Saturdays at 7:30pm from November 23 to December
23, with a 2:00pm matinee on December 17 and 24. From Scrooges to Grinches
and Krampuses to Hans Grubers, there’s something inherently funny
about holiday cynics who begrudgingly give in to seasonal merriment.
An homage to "Back to the Future" and "A Christmas Carol",it
explores holidays of the past, present, and future through the lens
of an eccentric scientist who must help our hero discover the true meaning
of the holidays and save the town from ruin.
Tickets from The Improv Centre