Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Features Macbeth, As You Like It, set in Vancouver in the ‘60s, with over 20 classic Beatles songs performed by the cast; Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata, the 411 BC play about the first-ever women’s strike; Lois Anderson directs this world premiere. (Vanier Park, Vancouver, June 6-Sept. 22)
Theatre Under the Stars present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and 42nd Street (Stanley Park, Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, July 4-Aug. 18)
Avocado Toast Vancouver TheatreSports League takes a comedic look at what makes Vancouver so unique. (The Improv Centre, Vancouver, July 5-Sept. 1)
Ensemble Theatre Company's Summer Repertory Festival at the Jericho Arts Centre, features Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men, Ian Rankin and Mark Thomson's Dark Road, and Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane. (Vancouver, July 7-Aug. 17)
Romeo and Juliet presented by Place Des Arts Summer Teen Theatre Troupe. (TD Community Plaza - Town Centre Park, Coquitlam, July 24-29)
Mom’s the Word 3: Nest ½ Empty presented by the Belfry Theatre. (Victoria, July 24 to Aug. 12)
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee presented by Summerstage at Arts Umbrella (Studio 1398, Granville Island, Vancouver, July 25- 28)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Carousel Theatre for Young People’s Teen Shakespeare Program (Performance Works Outdoor Stage, Vancouver, July 27 to Aug. 11)
Tremors Festival of Emerging Talent presented by Rumble Theatre. Come witness three fresh plays by three exciting Canadian playwrights. (Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver, Aug. 16-25).
News & AnnouncemenTs
Granville Island Theatre District, launched by Boca Del Lupo, Carousel Theatre for Young People and CMHC-Granville Island will steward performing arts programming at Performance Works, Festival House and the Waterfront Theatre—the latter to become Vancouver’s first venue dedicated to performance for families and young people.
Want the Fringe to Love You? Volunteer! Along with supporting a great Festival, you get a Fringe t-shirt, snacks and refreshments in the Volunteer Centre, an invitation to our Volunteer Appreciation Party, discounts on select year-round shows, and a Volunteer Rush Pass, which lets you see any Fringe show that’s not already sold out.
Workshops & EVENTS
Bard on the Beach’s Young Shakespeareans Summer Theatre Camps and Teen Workshops Children and teens receive coaching by actors from Bard on the Beach, and perform some of Shakespeare’s works. (Vanier Park, July 3-Aug. 31)
36th Annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Ceremony Celebrates excellence in the theatre community, (BMO Mainstage in Vanier Park, Vancouver, July 16)
Family Nights at Bard on the Beach (Vanier Park, July 24 & Aug. 21)
Bard-B-Q & Fireworks See As You Like It or Timon of Athens at Bard on the Beach, followed by a barbecue and an evening of entertainment. (Vanier Park, July 28, August 1 & 4)
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