Performing Arts

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

    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 >>

    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 >>

    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 >>

    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 >>

    31 Mar

    York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

    March 31, 2017 To April 15, 2017

    $25 - $35

    Prepare yourself for a night full of wonder with this chance to be part of a truly amazing and magical experience with Camilo the Magician. After a 2016 sold out season across Canada, Camilo is thrilled to be coming to The York Theatre with his latest offering: ABRACADABRA. Read More >>

    04 Apr

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

    April 4, 2017 To April 14, 2017

    $26.87 - $26.87

    Randle Patrick McMurphy is a rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison. He learns this was a mistake. He clashes with the fierce head nurse, Nurse Ratched. Read More >>

    06 Apr

    Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver

    April 6, 2017 To May 6, 2017

    $20 to $84

    From the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have “evolved,” and their bodies are backfiring. Read More >>

    11 Apr

    Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block Hamilton St., Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1 CA

    April 11, 2017 To April 16, 2017

    $22.5 - $120

    Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDARELLA is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. Read More >>

    12 Apr

    Historic Theatre, Venables Street, Vancouver

    April 12, 2017 To April 15, 2017

    $20 - $46

    How To Be brings together some of Vancouver’s most exciting dance and theatre artists including Cultch favourites Marcus Youssef and Josh Martin. Choreographer/creator Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg presents an exciting blend of dance and theatre with her signature comic sensibilities. Read More >>

    15 Apr

    Culture Lab, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

    April 15, 2017 To April 22, 2017


    ARTery Collective is proud to bring its inaugural production of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine to The Vancity Culture Lab. Read More >>

    15 Apr

    The Red Gate Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston St , Vancouver

    April 15, 2017


    $21.69 - $25

    Celebrating the debut of Vancouver Burlesque at the Red Gate Revue Stage on Granville Island, April OPeel presents Alice in Wonderland Burlesque Read More >>

    18 Apr

    Britannia Ice Rink, 1661 Parker St, Vancouver

    April 18, 2017 To April 30, 2017

    $46 - $56

    The virtuosity of award-winning figure skating joyfully meets the attitude of street dance and the sophistication of contemporary performance. Rising stars Le Patin Libre are creating a new kind of ice dancing, far beyond the confines of traditional figure skating. Read More >>

    19 Apr

    Studio 16, 1555 W. 7th Avenue, Vancouver

    April 19, 2017 To April 23, 2017


    Catherine is hosting a party at her cafe in Kitsilano in the summer of 1964, when a mysterious woman from her past suddenly appears. Read More >>

    20 Apr

    BMO Theatre Centre, 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

    April 20, 2017 To May 14, 2017

    $29 & up

    When Erin, a classical pianist, experiences the loss of the life she knew, she also finds herself dealing with the departure of her own musical expression. Navigating her way through this change, she meets an unconventional piano teacher who gives her new hope for the future. Read More >>

    20 Apr

    Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver

    April 20, 2017 To April 22, 2017

    $20 to $32

    Lesley Telford’s choreography brings together a technically rigorous vocabulary and a thought-provoking approach, refined by her years dancing with Nederlands Dans Theater and creating for companies at home and abroad, most recently Ballet BC. Read More >>

    20 Apr

    Various Venues, Vancouver

    April 20, 2017 To April 30, 2017

    $5.00 - $63.09

    The Verses Festival of Words includes: – Music and poetry – Spoken word open mics – Workshops – The Canadian Individual Poetry Slam – Lots of community and new friends – And more! Keep your ears peeled for updates… Whether you’re a budding poet yourself, an established poet in the… Read More >>

    25 Apr

    York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

    April 25, 2017 To May 6, 2017

    $10 to $46

    The famed Canadian clown duo return to The Cultch with a new work that will take Vancouver audiences yet again into the giddy, scary world of pure imagination. In their twisted netherworld, Mump and Smoot are confronted by a myriad of nightmarish obstacles that present themselves at every turn. Read More >>

    26 Apr

    Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver

    April 26, 2017 To May 20, 2017


    $21.69 - $26.87

    ACEproductions presents the English Canadian Premier of Peter Quilter’s “End of the Rainbow”, his drama with music about the last comeback attempt and last days of Iconic performer JUDY GARLAND. Read More >>

    Vancouver Opera Festival
    28 Apr

    Various Venues, Vancouver

    April 28, 2017 To May 13, 2017


    The first edition of Vancouver Opera Festival is a celebration of the vocal and theatrical arts. At its core, three new productions: a seldom performed masterpiece, a beloved classic, and a contemporary tour de force. Read More >>

    02 May

    Historic Theatre, Venables Street, Vancouver

    May 2, 2017 To May 13, 2017

    $20 - $46

    Literally naked, internationally acclaimed Silvia Gallerano sings and howls this provocative and critically acclaimed text by Cristian Ceresoli: a stream of consciousness that reveals, with rage and poetry, revolting human secrets, and a modern society that is powerful, desperate, vulnerable, and cutting. Read More >>

    02 May

    Studio 16, 1555 W. 7th Avenue, Vancouver

    May 2, 2017 To May 6, 2017


    $27.90 - $32.04

    Théâtre francophone à Vancouver / French Theatre Vancouver. En route for Cayo Coco, Jean-Philippe Lehoux relives his many journeys around the world : discovering Bosnia and its scars, working in an English hotel, losing himself in Japanese culture, and almost drowning in Norway. Read More >>