Performing Arts & Theatre in Vancouver

A list of few of the performing arts events happening in and around Vancouver in March, 2017.

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Chutzpah! Festival

When:

February 16 to March 13, 2017

Where:
Various Venues, Vancouver
How much:
$23 & up
17th annual Chutzpah! Festival presents world-renowned international dance, music, theatre & comedy to venues throughout Vancouver. For four weeks, performers from cultural hubs such as Israel, Holland, France, Germany, Cuba, Mexico, USA, and Canada take the stage of Chutzpah! Shows include a special musical presentation featuring composer/pianist Landon Braverman on April 2 and a premiere dance presentation on May 13 and 14 featuring dancer/choreographer Rebecca Margolick and composer/guitarist Maxx Berkowitz ... More Details




Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

When:

Thursday, February 16 to Saturday, March 11, 2017

Where:
Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver
How much:
$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 ... More Details
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Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

When:

February 24-March 26, 2017

Where:
The Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
How much:
$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. At first it is fun, but Sally and the Boy soon find themselves in a chaotic predicament. They need to tell that Cat that his mischief is just too much ... More Details
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2017 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

When:

Tuesday, February 28 – Sunday, March 5, 2017

Where:
Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver
How much:
Varies
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. The festival presents the rich cultural traditions practiced by dance artists from British Columbia, the Yukon, Alaska and Washington State as well as guest international artists and ... More Details
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Elbow Room Café: The Musical

When:

March 1 - 12, 2017 

Where:
York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
How much:
$10 - $43.81
A candid look inside Vancouver’s most iconic eatery: home of raucous service, celebrity sightings, and hearts of gold. Dave Deveau (My Funny Valentine) and Anton Lipovetsky (Broken Sex Doll) sink their teeth into the whimsy and heart of real life café owners Patrice and Bryan and explore how we age together in a Technicolour world ... More Details
The IMPROMPTU Cabaret Festival

The IMPROMPTU Cabaret Festival

When:

Tuesdays to Sundays |  March 1 to 12, 2017

Where:
The Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
How much:
$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. Peter Jorgensen (Artistic Producer, Patrick Street Productions), whose own solo cabaret at the Havana in 2003 garnered him a Jessie Richardson Nomination, will facilitate the development of each cabaret in conjunction with the performers ... More Details
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Vancouver International Dance Festival

When:

March 1 - 15, 2017

Where:
Various Venues, Vancouver, BC, Canada
How much:
Varies
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. International enfants terribles like Jérôme Bel from France and Thomas Lehman from Germany along with butoh legends, including Yoshito Ohno, Natsu Nakajima, Koichi Tamano, and Akaji Maro have graced ... More Details
Jim Jefferies: The Unusual Punishment Tour

Jim Jefferies: The Unusual Punishment Tour

When:

March 1 - 3, 2017

Where:
Orpheum Theatre, 884 Granville St., Vancouver
How much:
$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. The tour announcement comes hot of the hells of his fifth major standup comedy special “Freedumb” which premiered July 1st on Netflix. Jefferies burst on to the scene in the United States after his popular debut ... More Details




Transit

Transit

When:

Thursday, March 02 to Sunday, March 12, 2017

Where:
GO Studios, East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver
How much:
$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 ... More Details
Sideshow Comedy Improv

Sideshow Comedy Improv

When:

Friday, March 03 to Saturday, March 04, 2017

Where:
Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
How much:
$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 ... More Details
Bittergirl: The Musical

Bittergirl: The Musical

When:

Tuesday, March 07  to Saturday, March 11, 2017 

Where:
Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
How much:
$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) and the painfully hilarious antics that ensue. With a four piece band, and 60’s girl group music punctuating the fast-paced ... More Details
Twelfth Night (or What You Will)

Twelfth Night (or What You Will)

When:

Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 19, 2017 

Where:
PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street - 8th floor, Vancouver
How much:
$28.94
Disguise, deception, & sexual ambiguity present themselves in this classic romantic comedy. Thrill to the words and revelry of Shakespeare in our all-senior stagedreading as veteran actors unlock the magic!! ... More Details
Sebastian Maniscalco - Why Would You Do That

Sebastian Maniscalco – Why Would You Do That

When:

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Where:
Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
How much:
$49.75 - $250.00
Maniscalco is one of comedy’s fastest rising new stars. Born and raised in a working-class Chicago neighborhood, he moved to Los Angeles in 1998 to pursue his comedy career. There, he employed the work ethic his father instilled in him to build his name – simultaneously working as a waiter at the Four Seasons Hotel – and eventually drew the attention of actor Vince Vaughn, who cast him in Vince ... More Details





Almost a Stepmom

Almost a Stepmom

When:

Tuesday, March 14  to Saturday, March 18, 2017 

Where:
Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
How much:
$16.52
A darkly comic tale about the ups and downs of becoming a stepmother ... More Details
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Belfast Girls

When:

March 15 - 18 2017 

Where:
Culture Lab, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
How much:
$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.’ McCarrick examines themes of class, race and misogyny through the turbulent journey of these women’s lives ... More Details
Program 2

Program 2

When:

March 16 - 18, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Where:
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block Hamilton St., Vancouver
How much:
$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 ... More Details
Getting To Room Temperature

Getting To Room Temperature

When:

Thursday, March 16 to Saturday, March 18, 2017 

Where:
Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
How much:
$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. Rose’s decline and polite quest for euthanasia take us on an emotional journey into grudgingly explored territory. How do you go about helping someone to die? No. How do you go about helping your mother die, ... More Details

Maple Ridge Festival of BC Film

When:

March 17 - 19, 2017

Where:
The ACT Arts Centre, Haney Place, Maple Ridge
How much:
$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 ... More Details




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Ronnie Burkett’s The Daisy Theatre

When:

March 21 to April 9, 2017 

Where:
Historic Theatre, Venables Street, Vancouver
How much:
$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. Unlike many of Ronnie’s other productions, The Daisy Theatre operates with no set script, no set run time, and no set cast – meaning no two nights are the same and each audience will impact the tone, length, and direction of the show ... More Details
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Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

When:

March 23rd to April 23rd, 2017.

Where:
The Stanley Theatre, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
How much:
$29 - $84
Hailed as one of the most important works of 20th-century theatre, Angels in America is a timeless tale of companionship and abandonment that takes place when the personal became political. Set in New York City at the height of the Reagan era, Tony Kushner’s modern masterpiece contrasts the lives of five individuals struggling with identity issues alongside the crippling effects of stereotypes and an incurable diagnosis. Through spectacular staging, their ... More Details
Fabulist Theatre presents Songs For A New World

Fabulist Theatre presents Songs For A New World

When:

Thursday, March 23 to Saturday, April 01, 2017

Where:
PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street - 8th floor, Vancouver
How much:
$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 ... More Details
Marc Maron: The Too Real Tour

Marc Maron: The Too Real Tour

When:

Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 7:30 PM 

Where:
Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
How much:
$35.50
For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy. In September 2009, Marc changed the podcast landscape when he started WTF with Marc Maron, featuring Marc's revelatory conversations with iconic personalities such as Conan O’Brien, Terry Gross, Robin Williams, Keith Richards, Ben Stiller, Lorne Michaels and President Barack Obama. It became a worldwide phenomenon, with more than six-million downloads each month and 250 ... More Details

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