Performing Arts & Theatre in Vancouver

A list of few of the performing arts events happening in Vancouver during May 2019.

04 Apr

Granville Island Stage, Arts Club Theatre Company, 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver

April 4, 2019 To May 4, 2019

$29 & up

A charming comedy about being out and finding home. When Brett inherits a family estate, he and his partner, Drew, move to a quiet little tourist town ...  »

17 Apr

Studio 16, 1555 W 7th Ave, Vancouver

April 17, 2019 To May 5, 2019

$28 to $34

Phyllis, a Millennial, inherits a house and all of its contents after her estranged hoarder aunt commits suicide. She then must work with neighbour Beatrice, a Baby ...  »

25 Apr

BMO Theatre Centre, 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

April 25, 2019 To May 19, 2019

$29 & up

It’s 1989, and for a man with a past and one teen with a future, an exhibition basketball game in Beijing is a chance at something greater. ...  »

25 Apr

Various Venues, Vancouver

April 25, 2019 To May 4, 2019

Free and ticketed events

Canada’s largest alternative literary festival, Verses Festival of Words, is at it again with a 9th year of dynamic programming celebrating a broad intersection of poetic ...  »

27 Apr

Various Venues, Vancouver

April 27, 2019 To May 5, 2019

Varies

For the third edition of its annual Festival presented by BMO, Vancouver Opera has curated nine days of voice, music, theatre and visual arts for the curious ...  »

27 Apr

Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver

April 27, 2019 To May 12, 2019

$50 & up

Vancouver Opera presents: In Rossini’s masterpiece, La Cenerentola (Cinderella), the evil stepmother trades places with a malevolent stepfather, the fairy godmother is a philosopher, and the ...  »

30 Apr

Progress Lab 1422, 1422 William St, Vancouver

April 30, 2019 To May 4, 2019

$22

Rumble Theatre, in association with Aurora Nova, presents the Canadian premiere production of BLANK by Nassim Soleimanpour, an interactive experience where Audience and Performer collide and collaborate ...  »

30 Apr

Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver

April 30, 2019 To May 19, 2019

604-224-8007

$18 - $27

The Slamming Door Artist Collective presents famed playwright Edward Bond’s intriguing and controversial play, “The Sea”. 1907. A tempest. A drowned man. In a small seaside village, ...  »

03 May

Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

May 3, 2019 To May 18, 2019

$29 to $35

The world you once knew is about to be stripped away as creatures of the night come alive in a new, body-positive and hilarious burlesque musical inspired ...  »

04 May

Metro Theatre, 1370 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver

May 4, 2019 To May 25, 2019

604 266 7191

$15 to $25

It’s Back to the Future, with sex and violence. Wronged women get the upper hand on destiny in a hotel suite with a pair of doors ...  »

07 May

Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

May 7, 2019 To May 19, 2019

$24 - $45

Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner 2017 From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour comes an audacious new theatrical experiment. Each night a different performer joins the playwright on stage, while ...  »

08 May

The Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver

May 8, 2019 To May 11, 2019

$60 to $80

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal ...  »

08 May

Studio 16 , 1555 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver

May 8, 2019 To May 19, 2019

$22 to $25

If you have a moment this Spring, it’s time for a bit of comedy from Theatre In the Raw. As part of its 25th season of ...  »

09 May

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block Hamilton St., Vancouver

May 9, 2019 To May 11, 2019

$38.25 - $98.25 + charges

Revel in spring with an evening of dynamic works. Collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar return to captivate audiences with the North American premiere of Bedroom Folk, ...  »

13 May

Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club Vancouver, 2837 Cambie St, Vancouver

May 13, 2019 To May 15, 2019

$10

SiriusXM’s Top Comic competition presents three sidesplittingly funny evenings of uncensored comedy featuring 30 of Canada’s funniest stand-up comics. Live auditions in search of Canada’s ...  »

14 May

Havana Theatre, 1212, Commercial Dr, Vancouver

May 14, 2019 To May 18, 2019

250 - 558 - 8760

$15 - $20

“The Fitting Room” by Ellery Lamm and directed by Anna Marie Anderson won Victoria Fringe 2018’s Overall Favourite and Bravest show awards. A “brilliantly executed” dramedy about ...  »

16 May

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Arts Club Theatre Company, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver

May 16, 2019 To July 14, 2019

$29 & up

Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty to find your happy ending! Armed with an outsize wit and a vivid imagination, precocious Matilda takes a ...  »

16 May

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver

May 16, 2019

6046066400

13-22

The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! series features two exhilarating performances of African dance by Jacky Essombe. Born in Cameroon, Essombe is well known for her ...  »

17 May

Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver

May 17, 2019 To June 8, 2019

$14.95 to $36.50

Della believes that the secret to a good cake and a good life is simple: just follow the rules. When her best friend’s daughter asks her ...  »

17 May

The Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver

May 17, 2019 To May 25, 2019

$12 to $20

Expressions Festival brings inspired and cutting-edge dance performances, innovative and original theatre shows, and diverse arts exhibitions to venues and stages across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. ...  »

18 May

The Improv Centre, 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver

May 18, 2019 To June 29, 2019

604-738-7013 ext. 21

$12 + GST

Come and experience live flamenco by the Karen Flamenco Dance Company at the Improv Centre on Granville Island. The one-hour production welcomes audiences of all ages with ...  »

22 May

Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver

May 22, 2019 To June 1, 2019

$25 to $33

World famous playwright Arthur Miller and his last wife, Austrian photojournalist Inge Morath, married in 1962 and had a beautiful daughter. In 1966 they had a son who was ...  »

22 May

The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

May 22, 2019 To June 2, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

The seventh annual rEvolver Festival will present a program of 15 interdisciplinary productions by a mix of national and local Canadian artists including innovative and experimental solo and ...  »

23 May

Scotiabank Dance Centre,677 Davie Street, Vancouver

May 23, 2019 To May 25, 2019

6046066400

$25-$33

A program of three works celebrating the career of Calgary’s Davida Monk. Her evocative Ashes for Beauty, specially remounted for seven Vancouver dancers, explores ideas of ...  »

24 May

Annex, 823 Seymour St, Vancouver

May 24, 2019 To June 7, 2019

$10 to $30

Why, indeed, did the chicken cross the road? Our titular character embarks on a surreal adventure to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her Uncle Chan. ...  »


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