Performing Arts & Theatre in Vancouver

A list of few of the performing arts events happening in Vancouver in July, 2017.

Million Dollar Quartet

Inspired by true events, this rocking jukebox musical takes you into Sun Records Studio on December 4, 1956, to witness the famed recording session that brought together rock and roll legends Presley, Cash, Lewis, and Perkins—for the first and only time. Experience all the hits that made these powerhouse stars the icons they are today, including “That’s Alright,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” and more! ... More Details
When :

May 11 – July 16, 2017

Where :

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
How much :

$29 - $84




Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. Established in 1990, Bard is an annual summer festival with a mission to perform, explore and celebrate the genius of William Shakespeare, surrounded by the natural beauty of Vancouver, British Columbia. Opening the Festival on the BMO Mainstage is an audience favourite, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, set in 1959 Italy. Inspired by the era’s glamorous and extravagant ... More Details
When :

June 1 to September 23, 2017

Where :

Varnier Park, Whyte Avenue, Vancouver
How much :

$21 & up

Bittergirl: The Musical

This cathartic and catchy musical charts the romantic breakups of three women and the lively antics that ensue. ’60s girl group music like “Be My Baby,” “And Then He Kissed Me,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and “Where Did Our Love Go?” provide the perfect backdrop for the bittergirls’ journey back to happiness. Who knew getting dumped could be so much fun? ... More Details
When :

June 15 – July 29, 2017

Where :

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

$29 - $84

COPENHAGEN by Michael Frayn

Aenigma Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Award Winning Play about the secret meeting that took place in Copenhagen in 1941 between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, who had ended up on opposite sides of WWII ... More Details
When :

Tuesday, June 27 to Saturday, July 01, 2017 

Where :

Studio 16, 1551 W. 7th Avenue, Vancouver
How much :

$10 to $20

A Woman Alone – Play

A play by Italian writers Dario Fo and Franca Rame. Sharron pours her soul out to her neighbor through the window of her apartment in which shes is lucked up by her jealous husband. She tells the story and the reasoning behind her imprisonment and during the play the audience realizes that she is not unhappy about it at all, until the shocking twist at the end. This is a ... More Details
When :

Tuesday, July 04 to Saturday, July 08, 2017

Where :

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

30.00 - 35.00

Ron Funches: Funch-A-Mania

Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere. You may know Ron from NBC’s POWERLESS. Ron’s other television appearances include, starring in NBC’s UNDATEABLE, ... More Details
When :

Thursday, July 06, 2017 | 7:30 PM 

Where :

The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
How much :

$29.50

Dancing on the Edge

Join us for the 30th annual festival of contemporary dance! It's guaranteed there will be something for everyone: works by emerging artists, mid-career artists, and mature artists coming from the local, national, and international dance communities; people flying around in trees, architectural costumes, new works, old works, intimate works, and works bound to make you fall in love with dance! Events include Oath-Midnight Rain Beijing Modern Dance Company NO FUN ... More Details
When :

July 6 - 15, 2017

Where :

Various Venus, Vancouver
How much :

$22 & up

Theatre Under the Stars

Mary Poppins: Perfectly Magical. Properly Heartwarming. A supercalifragilistic musical the entire family will love. The Drowsy Chaperone: Glitz & Gusto. Mischief & Mayhem. A nostalgic love letter to Golden Age glam ... More Details
When :

Mary Poppins: Previews on July 7 and 9, Open on July 11, running on odd days in July and even days in August until August 18.

The Drowsy Chaperone: Previews on July 8 and 10, Open on July 12, running on even days in July and odd days in August until August 19.

Where :

Malkin Bowl, Pipeline Road, Vancouver
How much :

$20 to $49




A Prayer For Owen Meany

Adapted from the bestselling novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany is a sweeping saga of friendship, destiny and the miracle of faith. Set against the backdrop of societal upheaval in America during the 1960s, this engaging and heartwarming story recounts the unbreakable bond between John and Owen. Bound together forever by a tragic childhood accident, John soon begins to question his own faith, while Owen develops the unwavering conviction that ... More Details
When :

July 8  to August 18, 2017

Where :

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

$17.50 to $27

City of Angels

This musical spoof of film noir crime novels is smart, swingin', sexy, and funny. The place - Los Angeles. The time - the late 1940s. A New York crime novelist agrees, at the behest of a Hollywood producer, to adapt his latest novel into a screenplay but how much is he willing to sacrifice for a taste of fame and fortune? ... More Details
When :

Saturday, July 08 to Monday, July 17, 2017 

Where :

Performance Works, Granville Island, 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver
How much :

33.08 - 43.43

Fin de Fiesta

Flamenco Rosario performance with guests from Centro Flamenco ... More Details
When :

Saturday, July 08, 2017 | 8:00 PM to  10:00 PM

Where :

The Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
How much :

26.87 - 37.22

Spatial Poetics XVI: KIYO生き残り

Spatial Poetics XVI: KIYO生き残り (Honouring the living memory of invisible lives) is a multi-disciplinary, one-on-one performance commemorating the lives of the invisible. Using the little-documented life of picture-bride Kiyoko Tanaka-Goto as a starting point, artists Ayumi Goto, Mark Haney, Lisa C. Ravensbergen and Julie Tamiko Manning invite the audience to witness their tribute to Kiyo’s untold, but familiar story of determination and survival through her defiance of cultural, gender and ... More Details
When :

Saturday, July 8, 2017 |  7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Where :

Vancouver Buddhist Temple, 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver
How much :

$12 Advance* / $15 Door

Master Class

An anteroom in the Kremlin. 1948. The Soviet Musician's Union Conference in Moscow.... Stalin is formulating his policy for the Arts in The Soviet Union and summons Shostakovich, and Prokofiev, the leading Russian composers of the day, in order that he can discuss, with the aid of his Cultural Minister, Zhdanov, their place as artists in Soviet society. Needless to say, the discussion is conducted on Stalin's terms - but ... More Details
When :

July 9 to August 16, 2017

Where :

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

$17.50 to $27





The Phantom of the Opera

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Winnipeg as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is bigger and better than ever before. This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule ... More Details
When :

July 12 to July 23, 2017

Where :

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block Hamilton St., Vancouver
How much :

$37.5 - $120.5

In The Next Room by Sarah Ruhl

Set in the late 1800’s, at the dawn of electricity, In The Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) is a provocative, touching and marvelously entertaining story about a young doctor and his wife. Dr Givings harnesses the powers of the modern electrical age to provide a unique cure for relieving symptoms of female 'hysteria'; a device that provides women with a certain something missing from their daily lives. The good ... More Details
When :

July 10 to August 17, 2017

Where :

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

$17.50 to $27

Lion in the Streets

Isobel, a nine-year old Portuguese girl, races around her neighbourhood lost and frightened. She observes a series of interconnected episodes that give graphic glimpses into the desperate and unsettled lives of the strangers in her community. With no distinction between reality and fantasy, Isobel is drawn into a dreamlike state to consider the power of compassion, forgiveness, and redemption ... More Details
When :

Thursday, July 20, 2017 to Saturday, July 29, 2017 

Where :

Pacific Theatre, 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
How much :

$17.03

Romeo and Juliet

The Teen Shakespeare Program presents Romeo and Juliet. CTYP’s teen actors take the stage in this epic tragedy of two star-crossed lovers. What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. This timeless and timely tale explores the themes of love and hate, and how prejudice can tear our worlds apart. The Teen Shakespeare Program is CTYP’s quintessential training program for pre-professional actors; come see ... More Details
When :

July 28-August 12, 2017

Where :

Performance Works Outdoor Stage, 1218 Cartwright St., Vancouver
How much :

Free

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!

For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed “Mystery Science Theater 3000” TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) appear in Vancouver at the Orpheum. Appearing with Joel and Jonah live on stage will be robot companions Crow (Hampton Yount), Tom Servo and Gypsy, along with Synthia (Rebecca Hanson) and her Bonehead henchmen. Of course, it wouldn’t be “MST3K” without the ever-present ... More Details
When :

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Where :

Orpheum Theatre, 884 Granville St., Vancouver
How much :

$46.5 - $396




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