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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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An Evening with Yanni

  • November 04 - November 04
  • River Rock Casino
  • 8811 River Road
    Richmond, BC V6X 3P8
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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 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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Cirque Du Soleil presents Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities

  • October 19 - December 31
  • Under the Grand Chapeau - Concord Pacific Place
  • 88 Pacific Blvd
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R6
  • Admission: starting at $49.00

Deanna Peters | Mutable Subject META

  • October 27 - October 28
  • The Dance Centre
  • 677 Davie St
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6
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Death From Above - Outrage! Is Now Tour

  • November 21 - November 21
  • Commodore Ballroom
  • 868 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC
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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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Gavin DeGraw RAW TOUR

  • October 14 - October 14
  • Commodore Ballroom
  • 868 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC
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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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GWAR - The Blood of Gods Tour

  • November 13 - November 13
  • Commodore Ballroom
  • 868 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC
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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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Jonny Lang Signs World Tour

  • November 29 - November 29
  • Commodore Ballroom
  • 868 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC
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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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ReSounding Dunbar Ryerson Fundraising Concert 2017

  • September 16 - September 16
  • Dunbar Ryerson United Church
  • 2205 W. 45th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC V6M 2J3
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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 presents Aeriosa

  • May 24 - May 26
  • The Dance Centre
  • 677 Davie St
    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 Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY

  • September 20 - September 23
  • 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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