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If there's one thing to note about Vancouver theatre, it's that this city absolutely treasures it.  In fact, when arts funding began to get slashed, local bloggers and theatre-goers rallied to support the city's theatres. We boast venues in every size and form, from small-time indie stages to internationally recognized playhouses.

For classical masterpieces, head to downtown's Queen Elizabeth Theatre, home of the Vancouver Opera and Ballet British Columbia.  In the same building, the Vancouver Playhouse is a one-stop shop for unforgettable shows with mainstream appeal. 

Meanwhile, Firehall Arts Centre, named because of its one-time use as a firehouse, supports Canadian artists and more experimental works.  The beloved Arts Club Theatre Company on Granville Island is an impassioned nonprofit showing an eclectic blend of new works and classics.  For more off-kilter productions, consider the Cultch, a one-time church in gritty East Vancouver now run by an active theatre community. 

Several major festivals punctate the Vancouver theatre scene.  Summers are marked by Bard on the Beach, an outdoor Shakespeare festival staged in elegant tents on the waterfront.  Vancouverites also take advantage of the nice weather with Theatre under the Stars, a series of popular musicals performed in beautiful Stanley Park.  Autumn, meanwhile, brings the popular Fringe Festival, featuring unconventional performances by aspiring thespians on Granville Island.

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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival

  • May 28 - June 04
  • Granville Island
  • Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3
  • Admission: $25.10 per adult, $15.13 per child, or $6 for an activity zone (only) wristband
  • Phone: 604-708-5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: A Heart in Winter

  • May 30 - June 04
  • Waterfront Theatre
  • 1412 Cartwright St
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Aché Brasil

  • May 29 - June 04
  • Performance Works & Revue Stage
  • 1218 Cartwright St & 1601 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Afrique en Cirque

  • May 29 - June 04
  • Granville Island Stage
  • 1585 Johnston St
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Charlotte Diamond

  • June 04 - June 04
  • Carousel Studio
  • 1411 Cartwright St
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Clancy and the Wild Moccassins

  • May 29 - June 03
  • Performance Works and Revue Stage
  • 1218 Cartwright St & 1601 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Fred and Friends

  • June 03 - June 03
  • Granville Island Stage
  • 1585 Johnston St
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Fred Penner

  • May 30 - June 02
  • Granville Island Stage
  • 1585 Johnston St
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Grug and the Rainbow

  • May 30 - June 04
  • Performance Works
  • 1218 Cartwright St
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Le groupe Swing

  • May 29 - June 02
  • Revue Stage
  • 1601 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Pulse

  • May 29 - June 04
  • Studio 1398
  • 1398 Cartwright Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Ruploops

  • May 29 - June 03
  • Waterfront Theatre
  • 1412 Cartwright St
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: The Canada Show

  • May 29 - June 03
  • Revue Stage
  • 1601 Johnston St
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: The Itch of the Golden Nit

  • May 29 - June 04
  • Carousel Studio
  • 1411 Cartwright St
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival: Variety Show

  • June 03 - June 03
  • Granville Island Stage
  • 1585 Johnston St
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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2017 Vancouver International Children's Festival:National Film Board – Animated Shorts

  • May 29 - June 04
  • Carousel Studio
  • 1411 Cartwright St
    Vancouver, BC
  • Phone: 604.708.5655
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Studio 58/Langara College presents The Refugee Hotel

  • March 23 - April 09
  • Studio 58/Langara College
  • 100 West 49th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5Y 2Z6
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Theatre Under the Stars presents Drowsy Chaperone

  • July 08 - August 19
  • Malkin Bowl
  • 610 Pipeline Rd
    Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2
  • Admission: 2 Show Subscription - $70.00 Adults/ $ 50.00 Child and Youth

Theatre Under the Stars presents Mary Poppins

  • July 07 - August 18
  • Malkin Bowl
  • 610 Pipeline Rd
    Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2
  • Admission: 2 Show Subscription - $70.00 Adults/ $ 50.00 Child and Youth

Arts Club presents Angels In America Part One: Millennium Approaches

  • March 23 - April 23
  • Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
  • 2750 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3J3
  • Admission: Starting At $29.00
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Arts Club presents Bittergirl: The Musical

  • June 15 - July 29
  • Granville Island Stage
  • 1585 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: Starting At $29.00
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Arts Club presents Hand To God

  • May 25 - June 25
  • Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
  • 162 West 1 Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5Y 0A6
  • Admission: Starting At $29.00
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Arts Club presents Million Dollar Quartet

  • May 11 - July 09
  • Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
  • 2750 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3J3
  • Admission: Starting At $29.00
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Arts Club presents Mom's the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty

  • April 06 - May 06
  • Granville Island Stage
  • 1585 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: Starting At $29.00
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Arts Club presents The Piano Teacher

  • April 20 - May 14
  • Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
  • 162 West 1 Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5Y 0A6
  • Admission: Starting At $29.00
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