The Dance Centre
The 13th biennial Dance in Vancouver

When & Where Wednesday-Sunday, November 24 - 28, 2021 & & December 1 - 4, 2021, 5pm + 7pm nightly | Various Vancouver venues + streaming online

Produced every two years by The Dance Centre, Dance In Vancouver showcases Vancouver’s diverse and creative dance ecology. It is unique for its concentrated focus on promoting the province’s contemporary dance talent. Highlights include a world premiere from The Biting School; performances by Dumb Instrument Dance, Kelly McInnes and Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien.

Tickets Price of admission dependant on venue and performance. Info and current COVID protocols:

Theatre Replacement
East Van Panto: Alice in Wonderland by Sonja Bennett, music by Veda Hille

When & Where November 24, 2021 – January 2, 2022 | In-Person at the York Theatre OR Online Performances

Take a trip through the looking glass with East Van Panto: Alice in Wonderland. Join Alice as she follows the White Rabbit onto the Skytrain and into a topsy-turvy version of East Vancouver. Meet a delightfully curious cast of characters, jam to parodies of pop songs, and follow Alice on her quest to stop the dastardly Queen of Hearts!

Tickets $69 Purchase online:


Metro Theatre
37th original Holiday Panto: Snow White

When & Where December 3, 2021 - January 3, 2022; evenings at 7:30pm and Matinees at 2pm | Metro Theatre

Our hero the fair Snow White, guided by The Dame, takes us through the enchanted forest, where we meet the Evil Queen, The Magic Mirror, and an odd selection of dwarfs in this zany and funny family pantomime.

Tickets Adult from $30, Children (under 16) $25, Preview $25. Book online:
OR call the Box Office at 604 266 7191


Co-Production with Ne. Sans Opera and the Dance Centre
Orfeo Ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck

When & Where Saturday, December 4, 7:30pm & Sunday, December 5, 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

This exquisite opera follows the ancient Greek myth of Orfeo, a divinely gifted musician and poet, who moves the deities of the Underworld with the beauty of his music and poetry to lead his love Euridice back to the world of the living. This timeless story of love is conducted by Leslie Dala and directed and choreographed by Idan Cohen as a celebration of opera and contemporary dance.

Tickets & Info: For more information about the 2021–2022 Vancouver Opera Season, and to subscribe, please visit

Mitch and Murray Productions
The Canadian Premiere of SNOWFLAKE by Mike Bartlett

When & Where December 10-23, 2021 | Red Gate Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston Street

The critically-acclaimed festive hit by playwright Mike Bartlett is a narrative about generational divides. Andy loves nostalgic television, pints down at the pub, and listening to the whole album from beginning to end. His daughter, Maya, wears good shoes, likes good arguments, and has a secret plan to bring down the government. The trouble is, three years ago Maya left home, and they haven’t spoken since. But this Christmas, she might be coming back. Andy knows she’s going to stay. Maya knows she’s not.

Tickets: $16-$32. Available online at

Lamondance Company
A Winter’s Twist

When & Where December 17 & 18, 2021, 7:30pm | BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts, North Vancouver

A Winter’s Twist is a re-imagined contemporary work and spin inspired by the beloved classic Romeo and Juliet crafted by Artistic Director and choreographer Davi Rodrigues. Follow the star-crossed lovers through a mysterious portal into a magical winter forest. Set to a stunning soundtrack, this contemporary version of Romeo & Juliet is brought to life through dazzling scenes.

Tickets General seating $30- purchase online at:


Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

When & Where Friday, November 19 – December 24, 2021; 10 am - 8 pm (closes 6pm on Dec 24) | Vancouver Convention Centre East - Exhibition Hall A, 999 Canada Place

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition comes to Vancouver on November 19, inviting visitors to experience the 34 frescoes adorning the Vatican ceiling in breathtaking, life-sized close-up. Reproduced with state of the art technology from exclusively licensed high definition photos, the exhibition grants an intimate encounter with such reproductions as The Creation of Adam and the Last Judgement, offering at close range a new way of seeing every detail, colour, and brushstroke of Michelangelo’s iconic and timeless masterwork. Signage and audio guides in multiple languages deepen the experience, which Rome itself couldn’t match in such stunning proximity.

Tickets: From $12.60 (plus service charges) purchase online at

Western Gold Theatre
The Ballad of Georges Boivin by Martin Bellemare, translated by Jack Paterson with Johanna Nutter

When & Where November 10 – 28, 2021, Wed to Sat at 7:30pm, Tues , Wed , Sat and Sun at 2pm from Nov. 14. | PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero St.

At 77, Georges Boivin decides to “give the dice a roll.” Georges just lost his wife, and he is fearful that he no longer exists for anyone. But there is life after 70, and it must continue even after great loss. With his three friends, he sets out on a road trip from Que´bec to Vancouver in search of his first love whom he hasn’t seen in 50 years.

Tickets and info at or 604.363.5734.

United Players
Emilia by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

When & Where November 12 – December 5, 2021 (Thurs-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm), Talkback: November 18 | Jericho Arts Centre – plus streaming

Meet Emilia Bassano. She’s angry at how she is silenced, struggling to publish, defined by the men in her life. Angry that she is remembered by history only as the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets. A poet, a feminist, a mother, and more – can all these identities reside in the same person? Catch an award-winning play with an all-female cast.

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Imagine Picasso

When & Where 27 October 2021 to 8 January 2022; 9am - 9pm (Last entry 1 hour before close)| 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.

Admission Adult 18+ Mon-Thurs $39.99 & Fri-Sun $49.99; Student 12- 17 and 17+: Mon-Thurs $36.99 & Fri-Sun $46.99; Child 5-11: Mon-Thurs $34.99 & Fri-Sun $44.99 - Taxes and booking fees included - Information: