Vancouver Shows and Entertainment Calendar

Vancouver Shows and Entertainment Calendar

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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.

 


 

October in Vancouver

OCTOBER Performances

Film

Theatre & Comedy

Music

  • Nickelback – Feed the Machine Tour at Rogers Arena (October 1, 2017).
  • 54-40 – in concert at the Commodore Ballroom (October 6 & 7, 2017).
  • The Paperboys – 25th Anniversary concert at the Imperial (October 20, 2017).
  • Gordon Lightfoot – in concert at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam (October 21, 2017).
  • Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary Tour – at the Abbotsford Centre in Abbotsford (October 22, 2017).
  • Depeche Mode – Global Spirit Tour at Rogers Arena (October 25, 2017).
  • David Foster Foundation Charity Concert – a fundraising concert at Rogers Arena featuring Steven Tyler, Jay Leno, Robin Thicke, The Tenors and other celebrities (October 21, 2017).

 

November in Vancouver

NOVEMBER Performances

Music

  • World Karaoke Championships – at the Edgewater Casino (November 1, 2016).
  • The Fab Fourever – the Vancouver Beatles tribute band along with the group Satisfaction at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam (November 11, 2017).
  • Jersey Boys – the Broadway musical shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (November 14-19, 2017).
  • Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith – Christmas concert at the Abbotsford Centre (November 17, 2017).
  • Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes Tour at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver (November 17 & 18, 2017).
  • The Tenors – Christmas Together Tour at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (November 24, 2017).
  • Vancouver Welshmen’s Choir – “Sounds of Christmas” concert with Burnaby Central Secondary Choir at St Andrew’s Wesley Church (November 30, 2017).
  • Surrey Tree Lighting Festival – live entertainment from at Surrey City Hall (November 25, 2017).

Theatre & Comedy

  • Cirque du Soleil – Kurios takes place at Concord Pacific Place from October 19 until December 31, 2017.
  • Just For Laughs – The Alternative Comedy Tour at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey (November 16, 2017).
  • Jersey Boys – a modern-day Broadway hit about a rock band and playing at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (November 14-19, 2017).

 


 

December in Vancouver

DECEMBER Performances

Theatre & Comedy

  • Jerry Seinfeld – at the Abbotsford Centre at 7:30 pm (December 1, 2017).
  • Nutcracker – performed by Alberta Ballet at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (December 28, 29 & 30, 2017).
  • Nutcracker – presented by Goh Ballet, performances are at the Centre in Vancouver at 777 Homer Street (December 14-19, 2017).
  • Cirque du Soleil – Kurios takes place at Concord Pacific Place from October 19 until December 31, 2017.

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Music

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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

 


 

March

MARCH Performances

Dance, Music & Theatre

  • Cherry Jam Downtown Concert – a lunch hour concert celebrating the Cherry Blossom season at Burrard Station (late March).
  • Festival du Bois – BC’s largest francophone festival with a variety of French live music performances (early March).
  • 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).

Other

  • TEDxStanleyPark – a TEDx event at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (March 3, 2018).

 


 

April

APRIL Performances

Music, Theatre and Dance

Other

  • TED – 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 (late April).

 


 

May

MAY Performances

Music

  • Shipyard Night Market – Friday evening concerts at the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver.
  • Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – a Mexican party with Mariachi music and Luchador wrestlers at Robson Square.
  • Whistler Go Fest – a “Great Outdoor Festival” featuring number of free concerts.

Film

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

Theatre

 


 

June in Vancouver

JUNE Performances

Music

Theatre

  • Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival – showing As You Like It, MacBeth, Timon  of Athens, and the adaption of the Greek classic Lysistrata at Vanier Park (from June 6 until September 22, 2018).

 


 

July in Vancouver

JULY Performances

Theatre

  • Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival – showing As You Like It, MacBeth, Timon  of Athens, and the adaption of the Greek classic Lysistrata (from June 6 until September 22, 2018).
  • Theatre Under the Stars – musicals performed nightly in Stanley Park. 2017 shows include Mary Poppins and The Drowsy Chaperone (early July to mid-August).

Music

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August in Vancouver

AUGUST Performances

Theatre

  • Bard on the Beach Colour LOGOBard on the Beach Festival – showing As You Like It, MacBeth, Timon  of Athens, and the adaption of the Greek classic Lysistrata (from June 6 until September 22, 2018).
  • 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

Film

Theatre

Music

  • Safe & Sound Music Fest – an R&B music festival at the pier in New Westminster (early September but to be confirmed for 2018).
  • 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 (mid-September).

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