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Metro Vancouver has music, theatre and concerts happening all year. Here is the calendar listing of top upcoming performances throughout the Lower Mainland.

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Click Vancouver Festivals & Events for a listing of the best festivals and events to check out in and around Metro Vancouver, but see below for the list of concerts, sporting events, theatre offerings and special performances.

 


 

November in Vancouver

NOVEMBER Performances (2018)

Music

Theatre

  • FlyOver America – the multi-dimensional theatre attraction at Canada Place offers its regular FlyOver Canada films throughout the year, but also the opportunity to soar over the United States for the first three weeks of the month (November 1 to 21, 2018).
  • The Rocky Horror Show – presented by Alchemy Theatre at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island (October 26, 27, 28, 30 & 31, plus November 2, 3, 9 & 10).
  • Sweat – an Arts Club Theatre production and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Performed at the Stanley Industrial Stage (October 18 to November 18, 2018).
  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – a Broadway Across Canada musical at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (November 13-18, 2018).
  • Sense and Sensibility – the play about the story by Jane Austen is performed by Capilano Theatre at The BlueShore Financial Centre in North Vancouver (November 15-24, 2018).
  • Blind Date – a romantic comedy presented by Arts Club Theatre at the Goldcorp Stage (Nov. 22 to Dec. 30, 2018).
  • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a Christmas-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place (November 22, 2018, to January 6, 2019).
  • The Little Mermaid – the Disney musical is performed by the Children’s Theatre of Richmond Association at Massey Theatre (November 24 & 25, 2018).
  • Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley – an Arts Club play at the Granville Island Stage (November 15 to December 30, 2018).

 


 

December in Vancouver

DECEMBER Performances (2018)

Theatre

  • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a Christmas-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place (November 22, 2018, to January 6, 2019).
  • Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley – an Arts Club play at the Granville Island Stage (November 15 to December 30, 2018).
  • Blind Date – an Arts Club Theatre romantic comedy at the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue (Nov. 22 to Dec. 30, 2018).
  • Nutcracker – presented by Goh Ballet, performances are at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (December 21-23, 2018).
  • Beauty & the Beast – the Disney musical is performed by the Children’s Theatre of Richmond Association at the Norman Rothstein Theatre (December 7 & 8, 2018).
  • Beauty & the Beast – the Disney classic performed by the Arts Club Theatre Company (December 1, 2018, to January 6, 2019).
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – a comedy about a group of trouble-making kids who take over the annual Christmas pageant. Shows at the Havana Theatre on Commercial Drive (December 6-16, 2018).

Music

 


 

January

JANUARY Performances (2019)

Theatre, Dance & Music

  • Beauty & the Beast – the Disney classic performed by the Arts Club Theatre Company (December 1, 2018, to January 6, 2019).
  • PuSh Festival – numerous performances of all kinds during the International Performing Arts Festival (January 17 to February 3, 2019).
  • The Illusionists – a Broadway Across Canada production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 630 Hamilton Street (January 15-20, 2019).

 


 

February

FEBRUARY Performances (2019)

Dance and Performing Arts Festivals

  • Hoobiyee – free Indigenous dance performances at the PNE Forum in celebration of the Nisga’a New Year (February 1 & 2, 2019).
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Jewish Performing Arts Festival featuring comedy, music, theatre and dance (mid-February to mid-March).
  • PuSh Festival – numerous performances of all kinds during the International Performing Arts Festival (mid-January to early February).
  • Talking Stick Festival – an arts festival featuring indigenous art and performances at various venues around Vancouver (mid-February).

 


 

March

MARCH Performances (2019)

Dance, Music & Theatre

  • Northwest Comedy Fest – a festival celebrating stand-up, improv and other forms of comedy (early March).
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – by the Dancers of Damelahamid at the Museum of Anthropology (end of February until the beginning of March).
  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival with a variety of French live music performances (2019 dates to be confirmed).
  • CelticFest – festival entertainment including live music (mid-March).
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Jewish Performing Arts Festival featuring comedy, music, theatre and dance (mid-February to mid-March).
  • Sonic Boom Festival – a celebration of contemporary classical music by BC composers (mid to late March).
  • Festival of BC Film – a showcasing of BC films at the ACT Arts Theatre in Maple Ridge (mid to late March).

 


 

April

APRIL Performances (2019)

Music, Theatre and Dance

  • Cherry Jam Downtown Concert – a lunch hour concert celebrating the Cherry Blossom season at Burrard Station (early April).
  • Sound of Dragon Music Festival – performances by Canadian, Taiwanese and Chinese artists at the Annex Theatre and Roundhouse Community Centre (early April, but to be confirmed).
  • Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – free concerts most afternoons at Whistler (mid-April).
  • Party for the Planet – free Earth Day concerts in Surrey. This year’s headliner band is Sam Roberts (mid-April).
  • World Music Fest – a music festival featuring popular Vancouver bands like Mazacote, The Boom Booms, MNGWA and Locarno (late April).
  • Vancouver Opera Festival – two weeks of opera productions (late April until mid-May).
  • Pink – in concert on her Beautiful Trauma World Tour at Rogers Arena (April 5, 2019).

Other

  • TED2019 – the annual world TED Conference takes place live in Vancouver for those that can afford it, and for free or cheap at venues via live streaming at various venues around town (April 15-14, 2019).

 


 

May

MAY Performances (2019)

Music

  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver.
  • Whistler Go Fest – a “Great Outdoor Festival” featuring a number of free concerts (May 18-21, 2018).
  • Rogue Folk Series – live Folk, Roots & Celtic music on various days of the week (usually, but not always) at St. James Hall at 3214 West 10th Avenue.

Film

  • DOXA Film Festival – a documentary film festival taking place at various venues in Vancouver (early May).

Theatre & Other

 


 

June in Vancouver

JUNE Performances (2019)

Music

  • TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival – a major music festival with both free and ticketed events (late June until July 1, 2019).
  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver.
  • Red Truck Concert Series – multiple performances at Red Truck Brewery at 295 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver (mid-June).
  • Rogue Folk Series – live Folk, Roots & Celtic music on various days of the week (usually, but not always) at St. James Hall at 3214 West 10th Avenue.
  • Golden Spike Days – a 4-day Canada Day-related festival in Port Moody (on the Canada Day weekend).

Theatre & Other

  • Bard on the Beach – Shakespearean Theatre at Vanier Park. Plays include The Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well, Coriolanus and Shakespeare in Love (June 5 to September 21, 2019).

 


 

July in Vancouver

JULY Performances (2019)

Theatre

  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean Theatre at Vanier Park. Plays include The Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well, Coriolanus and Shakespeare in Love (June 5 to September 21, 2019).
  • Theatre Under the Stars – musicals performed nightly in Stanley Park.

Music

 


 

July in Vancouver

JULY Performances (2019)

Theatre

  • Bard on the Beach Shakespearean Theatre at Vanier Park. Plays include The Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well, Coriolanus and Shakespeare in Love (June 5 to September 21, 2019).
  • Theatre Under the Stars – musicals performed nightly in Stanley Park (July and August).

Music


 

August in Vancouver

AUGUST Performances (2019)

Theatre

  • Bard on the Beach Festival – Shakespearean Theatre at Vanier Park. Plays include The Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well, Coriolanus and Shakespeare in Love (June 5 to September 21, 2019).
  • Theatre Under the Stars – musicals performed nightly in Stanley Park (early July until mid to late August).

Music

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September in Vancouver

SEPTEMBER Performances (2019)

Film

Theatre

Music

  • Skookum Festival – a festival about music, food and art in Stanley Park (early September).
  • Summer Night Concerts at the PNE – evening concerts by various famous artists from late August to early September.
  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver.

 

 

October in Vancouver

OCTOBER Performances (2019)

Film & Theatre

 

 

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