Performing Arts

Live Performing Arts Events – Ballet, Dance, Live Theatre, Opera, Speaker Series, Standup Comedy and more in Vancouver.

    Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
    16 Feb

    Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver

    February 16, 2017 To March 11, 2017

    604 224 8007, ext 3

    $12 - $25

    The familiar tale of the enmity between Elizabeth 1st of England and Mary Queen of Scots is retold with ferocious iconoclasm and boundless wit by Scotland’s most popular and contemporary playwright. Read More >>

    16 Feb

    Various Venues, Vancouver

    February 16, 2017 To March 13, 2017

    $23 & up

    17th annual Chutzpah! Festival presents world-renowned international dance, music, theatre & comedy to venues throughout Vancouver. Read More >>

    24 Feb

    The Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver

    February 24, 2017 To March 26, 2017


    $18 - $35

    The quintessential Seuss, The Cat in the Hat returns to the CTYP stage with extraordinary physical theatre, magic and movement. The Cat and his Hat appears one rainy day and turns The Boy, Sally and the Fish’s world upside down. Read More >>

    28 Feb

    Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver

    February 28, 2017 To March 5, 2017


    2017 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival Produced by the Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with the UBC Museum of Anthropology (MOA) The Festival is a celebration of the stories, songs, and dances of the Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast of North America. Read More >>

    Jim Jefferies: The Unusual Punishment Tour
    01 Mar

    Orpheum Theatre, 884 Granville St., Vancouver

    March 1, 2017 To March 3, 2017

    $39.5 - $52

    Jefferies has firmly established himself as one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, with a controversial and belief-challenging standup style that continues to surprise and entertain audiences across the globe. Read More >>

    The IMPROMPTU Cabaret Festival
    01 Mar

    The Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

    March 1, 2017 To March 12, 2017


    $15 - $100

    The IMPROMPTU Cabaret Festival Get up close and personal with 15 exceptional musical artists from around Vancouver, each crafting their own one-hour cabaret – sharing their favorite songs, stories, and talent at the intimate Havana Theatre. Read More >>

    01 Mar

    Various Venues, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    March 1, 2017 To March 25, 2017



    The VIDF presents a broad spectrum of dance presentation ranging from the slow introspection of butoh to the dynamic precision of ballet. We have mixed street dance b-boys with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in works that surprise and challenge our audiences. Read More >>

    02 Mar

    GO Studios, East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver

    March 2, 2017 To March 12, 2017

    $12.00 - $20.00

    An original play about six different people in an immigration holding centre at Vancouver Airport. Starring an international cast. Everyone has their own story to tell. Read More >>

    Sideshow Comedy Improv
    03 Mar

    Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver

    March 3, 2017 To March 4, 2017

    $15.70 - $28.30

    Pacific Theatre’s annual romp through the halls of improv comedy, featuring some of our favourite improvisers-about-town. It’s a family-friendly night of fun and laughter. Read More >>

    Bittergirl: The Musical
    07 Mar

    Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

    March 7, 2017 To March 11, 2017

    $15 - $42

    Arts Club Theatre Company Book by Annabel Fitzsimmons, Alison Lawrence, and Mary Francis Moore WHAT IT’S ABOUT A musical adaptation of the hit play and novel of the same name, Bittergirl: The Musical charts the break-up of three women (one single and dating, one co-habiting, one married with a child)… Read More >>

    15 Mar

    Culture Lab, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

    March 15, 2017 To March 18, 2017


    $25 - $30

    Peninsula Productions is proud to present the Canadian Premiere of Jaki McCarrick’s captivating play Belfast Girls. The play tells the story of five young women who escape starvation in 1850 Ireland by winning passage on a ship bound for Australia as part of Earl Grey’s ‘orphan scheme. Read More >>

    Program 2
    16 Mar

    Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block Hamilton St., Vancouver

    March 16, 2017 To March 18, 2017

    $21.25 - $91.25

    To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canada, four unique voices in contemporary dance in Vancouver will honour this special occasion with a BC-inspired evening in collaboration with local designers and artists. The distinct display of these dance makers will exhibit the talent that has garnered them attention around the world. Read More >>

    Getting To Room Temperature
    16 Mar

    Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

    March 16, 2017 To March 18, 2017

    $15 - $33

    Based on a mostly true story, Getting to Room Temperature charts the beautiful life and poignant death of Arthur Milner’s mother, while engaging audiences in a daring, personal, and great debate of our time. Read More >>

    17 Mar

    The ACT Arts Centre, Haney Place, Maple Ridge

    March 17, 2017 To March 19, 2017

    $11 - $60

    The ACT Arts Centre and The Ridge Film Studios, with the support of The City of Maple Ridge, presents the inaugural Maple Ridge Festival of BC Film. Read More >>

    21 Mar

    Historic Theatre, Venables Street, Vancouver

    March 21, 2017 To April 9, 2017

    $19 - 53.33

    Renowned creator of the Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes to feature outrageous spontaneous storytelling and bring back fan favourite characters in new show for a hometown audience. Read More >>

    Fabulist Theatre presents Songs For A New World
    23 Mar

    PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street - 8th floor, Vancouver

    March 23, 2017 To April 1, 2017

    $15.48 - $29.97

    Songs For A New World. Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. A song cycle featuring a large ensemble of diverse performers portraying immigrants, visionaries, mothers, cynics, dreamers and lovers. Read More >>