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Performing Arts

When it's rainy outdoors, Vancouverites head indoors to one of Canada's most vibrant performing arts scenes.  Nearly every night of the week, the city boasts great theatre and live music, as well as progressive dance performances. 

Classical enthusiasts will find arguably Western Canada's finest symphony, opera company and ballet in Vancouver.  Theatre lovers have an embarrassment of options: from gritty, progressive works staged in alternative venues on the East Side to Broadway-style blockbusters in downtown's Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  And music fans will find a thriving indie scene, with homegrown talent filling bars, clubs and other intimate venues.  

Things heat up at festival time.  Summer is marked by outdoor Shakespeare, two weeks of live international jazz and a progressive dance festival celebrating edgy local artists.  The rest of the year brings experimental theatre, contemporary dance showcases and a full plate of folk.  Check out the options below.
 
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival

  • May 28 - June 04
  • Granville Island
  • Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3
  • Admission: $25.10 per adult, $15.13 per child, or $6 for an activity zone (only) wristband
  • Phone: 604-708-5655
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An Evening with... ThePianoGuys

  • October 04 - October 04
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
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Ani DiFranco In Concert

  • November 06 - November 06
  • Vancouver Playhouse
  • 600 Hamilton at Dunsmuir
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
  • Admission: $74.50
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Broadway Across Canada presents Jersey Boys

  • November 14 - November 19
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
  • Admission: Individual show tickets on sale soon
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Broadway Across Canada presents Motown The Musical

  • February 06 - February 11
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
  • Admission: Individual show tickets on sale soon
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Broadway Across Canada presents The Phantom of The Opera

  • July 12 - July 23
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
  • Admission: staring at $37.50
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Broadway Across Canada presents The Sound of Music

  • September 12 - September 17
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
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Chor Leoni Men's Choir 2017/18 Season

  • November 11 - July 02
  • various locations
  • Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3
  • Admission: various prices
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Deanna Peters | Mutable Subject META

  • October 27 - October 28
  • The Dance Centre
  • 677 Davie St
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6
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Diana Krall: Turn Up The Quiet World Tour

  • December 08 - December 08
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
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Enchor presents What's In a Name?

  • June 02 - June 02
  • Ryerson United Church
  • 2205 W. 45th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC V6M 2J3
  • Admission: $20.00
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GTI & Famous Artists Ltd. present THE LAST FIVE YEARS

  • November 02 - November 11
  • Studio 1398
  • 1398 Cartwright Street, 3rd Floor
    Vancouver, BC V3R 0B5
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Jesse Cook Beyond Borders Tour 2017

  • October 26 - October 26
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
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Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards And Party

  • June 26 - June 26
  • Commodore Ballroom
  • 868 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC
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Lucent Dossier Experience

  • August 10 - August 10
  • Commodore Ballroom
  • 868 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!

  • July 30 - July 30
  • Orpheum Theatre
  • 800 Block Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1
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PJ Masks LIVE! Time To Be A Hero

  • December 07 - December 07
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
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Raffi

  • November 05 - November 05
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
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REQUIOS, Okinawan Kodama: A Celebration of the Heart, Soul and Spirit

  • August 04 - August 04
  • Vancouver Playhouse
  • 600 Hamilton at Dunsmuir
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
  • Admission: $19 - $33.50

TEGAN AND SARA The Con X: Tour

  • October 28 - October 28
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
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The Dance Centre 2016-2017 season

  • September 29 - June 16
  • Scotiabank Dance Centre
  • 677 Davie Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6
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The Dance Centre presents CompaƱia Sharon Fridman

  • October 12 - October 14
  • The Dance Centre
  • 677 Davie St
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6
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The Dance Centre presents Daina Ashbee

  • February 01 - February 03
  • The Dance Centre
  • 677 Davie St
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6
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The Dance Centre presents Nicola Gunn

  • January 17 - January 19
  • The Dance Centre
  • 677 Davie St
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6
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The Dance Centre presents Rachid Ouramdane

  • April 19 - April 21
  • The Dance Centre
  • 677 Davie St
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6
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