Performing Arts & Theatre in Vancouver

A list of few of the performing arts events happening in Vancouver in March-April, 2017.

Ronnie Burkett’s The Daisy Theatre

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
When :

March 21 to April 9, 2017 

Where :

Historic Theatre, Venables Street, Vancouver
How much :

$19 - 53.33





Fabulist Theatre presents Songs For A New World

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
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

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

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
When :

March 23rd to April 23rd, 2017.

Where :

The Stanley Theatre, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
How much :

$29 - $84

Abracadabra

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. A magic show for the entire family! For the first time in his life, Camilo takes on the roll of the classic ... More Details
When :

March 31, April 1, 7 & 8, 14 &15, 2017 | 8PM

Where :

York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
How much :

$25 - $35

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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. McMurphy quickly takes charge of the ward and leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt to watch the World Series on tv, and throws a midnight party with booze and women ... More Details
When :

April 04 to 14, 2017

Where :

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

$26.87 - $26.87

Mom’s the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty

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. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour, this ... More Details
When :

April 6 – May 6, 2017

Where :

Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver
How much :

$20 to $84

Zab Maboungou | Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata: Mozongi

Montreal-based choreographer Zab Maboungou has earned an international reputation for pioneering a unique style which is deeply rooted in traditional African dances, but is imbued with a fiercely contemporary approach. This revival of her seminal work Mozongi (‘Return') reveals the potent poetic power that she constructs from movement, bodies and rhythms. Performed by five dancers and two percussionists, Mozongi explores time and memory, motion and stillness, the individual and the ... More Details
When :

Thursday, April 06 to Saturday, April 08, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Where :

The Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
How much :

$20 to $32

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

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. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love-the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more-plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some ... More Details
When :

April 11 to 16, 2017

Where :

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

$22.5 - $120





How To Be

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. How to Be is a close up look at how we think we “should” be, how we think others “should be,” and the beautiful failure of it all. HOW MUCH Tickets ... More Details
When :

April 12, 2017 | 8PM: Opening Night
April 13 – 15, 2017 | 8PM
April 15, 2017 | 2PM

Where :

Historic Theatre, Venables Street, Vancouver
How much :

$20 - $46

Alice In Wonderland Burlesque

Celebrating the debut of Vancouver Burlesque at the Red Gate Revue Stage on Granville Island, April OPeel presents Alice in Wonderland Burlesque ... More Details
When :

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Where :

The Red Gate Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston St , Vancouver
How much :

$21.69 - $25

Almost, Maine

ARTery Collective is proud to bring its inaugural production of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine to The Vancity Culture Lab. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of ... More Details
When :

April 15 - 22, 2017 | 8PM

Where :

Culture Lab, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
How much :

$25

Vertical Influences

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. There are no sparkles, no stereotypes, and no fuzzy animal costumes. Coming off a sold-out European tour, this is your chance to see the fresh and inventive Canadian group before ... More Details
When :

April 18, 2017 |  7PM: Opening Night
April 19 – 22, 25, 27 – 29, 2017 | 7PM
April 22 – 23, 26, 29 – 30, 2017 |  2PM

Where :

Britannia Ice Rink, 1661 Parker St, Vancouver
How much :

$46 - $56

‘Under the Same Sky’

Catherine is hosting a party at her cafe in Kitsilano in the summer of 1964, when a mysterious woman from her past suddenly appears. During this happy celebration her life will be turned upside down by revelations about her former life and the promise of new love from an old flame. In this new musical, the missing pieces of our lives come together in unexpected ways at the cafe, Canto ... More Details
When :

Wednesday, April 19 to Sunday, April 23, 2017

Where :

Studio 16, 1555 W. 7th Avenue, Vancouver
How much :

$26.87






Verses Festival of Words

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 scene, or someone who just loves to support grassroots, indie, performance art, join us! HOW MUCH Tickets : Save $15 ... More Details
When :

April 20 to 30, 2017 

Where :

Various Venues, Vancouver
How much :

$5.00 - $63.09

The Piano Teacher

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 ... More Details
When :

April 20 – May 14, 2017

Where :

BMO Theatre Centre, 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
How much :

$29 & up

Lesley Telford | Inverso

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. This triple bill features an excerpt of a new creation inspired by Einstein's famous phrase “spooky action at a distance”, referring to particles that are so closely linked, they share the same existence: a collaboration with ... More Details
Where :

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver
How much :

$20 to $32

Mump and Smoot in Anything

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 ... More Details
When :

April 25 to May 6, 2017

Where :

York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
How much :

$10 to $46

End Of The Rainbow

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. It is 1968 in swinging London where Judy Garland and her new fiance Mickey Deans have arrived for a series of shows at the Palladium and Talk of the Town. This smash Broadway and West End hit stars brilliant local ... More Details
Where :

Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver
How much :

$21.69 - $26.87





Vancouver Opera Festival

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 ... More Details
When :

April 28 to May 13, 2017

Where :

Various Venues, Vancouver
How much :

Varies

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