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What’s Showing in Vancouver in December 2017

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Vancouver has many theatres and performing arts groups. Here is a list of some of the entertainment scheduled for the Lower Mainland in December 2017.

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Theatre in December 2017

Plays and other performances showing at Vancouver theatres in December include The Day Before Christmas at the Goldcorp Stage, Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios at Concord Pacific Place and the Nutcracker presented by Ballet BC at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as well as with the Goh Ballet at the Centre in Vancouver.


For a list of festive choir and other music performances, click Vancouver Christmas Concerts.

Vancouver Christmas Concerts

The Day Before Christmas

November 16 – December 24, 2017

The Day Before Christmas is a Christmas play about the perfect holiday disaster showing at the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue in Vancouver.

The play runs from November 16th until December 24th every day except Mondays.

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Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

October 19 – December 31, 2017

Kurios is Cirque du Soleil’s circus and acrobatics science-fantasy production about a 19th-century inventor and his machine that defies the laws of time and space. The show takes place in a “Grand Chapiteau” at Concord Pacific Place from mid-October until December 31st. For details click Kurios 2017.

The Nutcracker Suite

December 14-19 & 28-30, 2017

The Nutcracker is a classic Christmas ballet about a couple of children, toys, mice and a nutcracker. It includes music by the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky and is one of the most famous and watched ballet productions in modern times.

In Vancouver the Nutcracker is performed by two main ballet companies on different dates. Shows with Goh Ballet takes place between December 14 and 19 at the Centre in Vancouver on Homer Street. Performances with the Alberta Ballet Company are at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Hamilton Street and run from December 28 to 30.

Other Information

For a list of shows at other times of the year, see Vancouver’s Shows & Entertainment Calendar.

For a list of other events this time of year, see the December Events Calendar.

For a list of festive choir performances in the Lower Mainland, click Vancouver Christmas Concerts.

For the Lower Mainland’s best winter holiday attractions, click Top Things to do in Vancouver at Christmas.