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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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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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Car Free Day - Commercial Drive 2017

  • July 09 - July 09
  • Commerical Drive
  • Commerical Drive
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: Free
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Car Free Day - Main Street 2017

  • June 18 - June 18
  • Main Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: Free
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Car Free Day - West End 2017

  • June 17 - June 17
  • Denman Street
  • Denman Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: Free
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Drum Is Calling Festival

  • July 22 - July 30
  • Larwill Park, Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver Public Library Atrium, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby, and QET Plaza
  • Vancouver, BC
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Early Music presents A Telemann Celebration

  • March 23 - March 23
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • 690 Burrard St
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
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Early Music presents Bach to the Future

  • January 12 - January 12
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • 690 Burrard St
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
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Early Music presents Baroque Duets of Love and Passion

  • September 29 - September 29
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • 690 Burrard St
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
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Early Music presents Culture Days - The Path to Performance

  • September 29 - September 29
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • 690 Burrard St
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
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Early Music presents Diabolus in Musica

  • October 13 - October 13
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • 690 Burrard St
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
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Early Music presents Festive Cantatas

  • December 23 - December 23
  • Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
  • 6265 Crescent Rd
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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Early Music presents Goldberg Variations

  • March 07 - March 07
  • Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
  • 6265 Crescent Rd
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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Early Music presents Handel's Messiah

  • November 30 - November 30
  • White Rock Baptist Chruch
  • 1657 140 St
    Surrey, BC V4A 4H1
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Early Music presents Janusz Olejniczak Plays Chopin

  • February 02 - February 03
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • 690 Burrard St
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
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Early Music presents Metamorfosi

  • February 02 - February 23
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • 690 Burrard St
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
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Early Music presents Monteverdi's Orfeo

  • October 29 - October 29
  • Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
  • 6265 Crescent Rd
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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Early Music presents Ovid: Myth and Music

  • April 28 - April 28
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • 690 Burrard St
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
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Early Music presents Private to Public

  • January 13 - January 13
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • 690 Burrard St
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
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Early Music presents Russian White Nights

  • May 06 - May 06
  • Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
  • 6265 Crescent Rd
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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Early Music presents Stylus Fantasticus

  • November 03 - November 03
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • 690 Burrard St
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
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Early Music presents The Little Orchestra

  • April 07 - April 07
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • 690 Burrard St
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
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Early Music presents War and Peace

  • April 21 - April 21
  • Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
  • 6265 Crescent Rd
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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Engine 374 130th Anniversary Celebration

  • May 21 - May 21
  • The Roundhouse Turntable
  • 181 Roundhouse Mews
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
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Ensemble Theatre Company 2017 Season

  • July 13 - August 18
  • Jericho Arts Centre
  • 1675 Discovery Street
    Vancouver, BC V6R 4K5
  • Admission: Season Pass $60.00
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