Vancouver Shows and Entertainment Calendar

Vancouver Shows and Entertainment Calendar

Shows and Entertainment

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

What’s Showing in Vancouver

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.


 

March

MARCH Performances

Dance and Music

  • Tom Cochrane – in concert on Mad Mad World 25 Tour at the Abbotsford Centre (March 2, 2017).
  • Colin James – in concert at the Orpheum (March 8, 2017).
  • Vancouver Chamber Choir – in concert at Ryerson United Church (March 17, 2017).
  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival – by the Dancers of Damelahamid at the Museum of Anthropology (February 28 to March 5, 2017).
  • Sound of Dragon Ensemble – a string ensemble performing at the Orpheum Annex (March 9, 2017).
  • Cherry Jam Downtown Concert – a lunch hour concert celebrating the Cherry Blossom season at Burrard Station (March 30, 2017).
  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival with a variety of French live music performances (March 3-5, 2017).
  • Vancouver Chamber Choir – in concert at Ryerson United Church at 2195 West 45th Avenue (March 17, 2017).
  • Uzume Taiko – a Japanese taiko drumming performance at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre (March 17, 2017).
  • Abbamania & Night Fever – at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam (March 17, 2017).
  • CelticFest – festival entertainment includes the following:
    • Celtic Village – live entertainment at Robson Square from 2 pm until 11 pm on March 17 & 18. End of evening headliner bands include  Delhi 2 Dublin and The Paperboys. Click Celtic Village 2017 for the full weekend’s concert and entertainment lineup.
    • Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir – a concert at Christ Church Cathedral at 690 Burrard Street (March 17, 2017).
    • Ceilidh – a dance party with live music at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church at 3150 Ash Street from 6:30 until 11:45 pm on March 18.
    • Sharon Shannon the trad-folk Irish accordionist and fiddle player performs on Sunday, March 12, at St. James Hall at 3214 West 10th Avenue in Vancouver.

Theatre

  • Cavalia Odysseo – a large and technologically-sophisticated production involving dozens of horses, riders, acrobats and dancers under a big top at Olympic Village (January 29 to March 12, 2017).
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Jewish Performing Arts Festival featuring comedy, music, theatre and dance (February 16 to March 13, 2017).
  • CelticFest – festival entertainment includes the following:
    • Almost a Stepmom – a darkly comic play about a woman who moves to Ireland, falls in love and then just about becomes a stepmom. It takes place at Vancouver’s Havana Theatre at 1212 Commercial Drive on March 14, 16 and 18 at 8 pm.
    • Belfast Girls – a play about 5 young Irish women who travel to Australia in 1850. Performed at the Vancity Culture Lab at 1895 Venables Street in Vancouver on March 15, 16, 17 and 18 at 8 pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors and students.
  • Abracadabra with Camilo the Magician a family-friendly magic show at the York Theatre (March 31 and April 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15).
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie a play at the BlueShore Theatre at Capilano University about a young small-town woman who travels to New York City in the early 1920’s. (March 15-19 & 22-25, 2017).

Other

  • TEDxStanleyPark – a TEDx event at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (March 4, 2017).
  • Canada Rugby Sevens – 45 games of rugby played over 2 days at BC Place Stadium (March 11 & 12, 2017).

 


 

April

APRIL Performances

Music and Dance

Other

  • TED2017 – 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 24-28, 2017).
  • Abracadabra with Camilo the Magician a family-friendly magic show at the York Theatre (March 31 and April 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15).

 


 

May

MAY Performances

Music

  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver.
  • Melissa Etheridge – in concert at the River Rock Casino in Richmond (May 5, 2017).
  • Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – a Mexican party with Mariachi music and Luchador wrestlers at Robson Square (to be confirmed).
  • The Marriage of Figaro – showing at the Vancouver Playhouse at 600 Hamilton Street (May 6, 9-13 and 16-18, 2017).

Film

  • DOXA Film Festival – a documentary film festival taking place at various venues in Vancouver (May 4-14, 2017).

 

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JUNE Performances

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July in Vancouver

JULY Performances

Theatre

  • Phantom of the Opera the classic musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (July 11 to 23, 2017).
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival – showing Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (from June 1 to September 23, 2017).
  • Theatre Under the Stars – musicals performed nightly in Stanley Park. 2017 shows include Mary Poppins and The Drowsy Chaperone (July 7 to August 19).

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August in Vancouver

AUGUST Performances

Theatre

  • Bard on the Beach Colour LOGOBard on the Beach Festival – showing Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (from June 1 to September 23, 2017).
  • Theatre Under the Starsmusicals performed nightly in Stanley Park. 2017 shows include Mary Poppins and The Drowsy Chaperone (July 7 to August 19).

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September in Vancouver

SEPTEMBER Performances

Film

Theatre

Music

  • Guns N’ RosesNot this Lifetime Tour concert at BC Place Stadium on September 1, 2017.
  • 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.

Other

  • TEDxEastVan an independently-organized mini version of TED featuring local inspirational speakers (September 16, 2017).

 

October in Vancouver

OCTOBER Performances

Film

Theatre

Music

  • To be determined for 2017.

 

November in Vancouver

NOVEMBER Performances

Music

 


 

December in Vancouver

DECEMBER Performances

Theatre

  • Nutcracker – performed by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company (2017 dates to be confirmed).
  • Nutcracker – presented by the Goh Ballet (2017 dates to be confirmed).

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January

JANUARY Performances

Theatre and Dance

  • Shen Yun – an amazing Classical Chinese dance performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (2018 dates to be confirmed).
  • PuSh Festival – numerous performances of all kinds during the International Performing Arts Festival between mid-January and early February.

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February

FEBRUARY Performances

Theatre, Comedy, Music and Dance

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