|Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 29th season with a series of five special events this summer. The events, scheduled throughout July and August and designed for a range of ages and tastes, are presented at Bard’s spectacularly beautiful Vanier Park site.
1. Bard-B-Q & Fireworks July 28, August 1 & 4 | 5:30pm & 6pm
*The Timon of Athens performance starts at 6pm, half an hour later than As You Like It, and is presented on the July 28 and August 4 Fireworks nights only.
2. Family Nights July 24 & August 21 | 6pm
3. Forum: Gender and Shakespeare in 2018 Monday August 27 | 7:30pm
4. Exploring Shakespeare June 30, July 7, July 14 & July 21 | 11am Saturdays
5. Operas & Arias: Bold and Beautiful August 27 & September 3 | 2pm & 7:30pm (both days)
Prior to each play performance, guests can listen to the insightful In A Nutshell. These short and informal talks gives an overview of the story of that evening’s performance. On Tuesdays throughout July and August, patrons are invited to stay after the show for Talkback Tuesdays where audiences take part in a lively question and answer session with members of the cast. Bard will also present two VocalEye performances (July 22 and August 18) and one Relaxed Performance (September 9), enhancing the Festival’s accessibility.
Bard on the Beach special events, full performance schedule and site information are on the Bard website at bardonthebeach.org. To book tickets, order online through the Bard website or call the Bard Box Office at 604-739-0559 or (toll free) 1-877-739-0559.
Bard on the Beach gratefully acknowledges the corporate sponsors who help to support the Festival and its programs. 2018 sponsors include season sponsor Goldcorp; production sponsors RE/MAX, Lawson Lundell, Lonetree Cider and BlueShore Financial; media sponsors the Vancouver Sun and the Georgia Straight, as well as other valued sponsors and supporters. Bard also thanks the City of Vancouver Cultural Services Department, the Vancouver Parks Board, the Province of British Columbia, the B.C. Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts for their continuing support.
|About Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. Established in 1990, the annual summer festival’s mission is to perform, explore and celebrate the genius of William Shakespeare, surrounded by the natural beauty of Vancouver, British Columbia. Bard also offers year-round education and training programs for youth, adults and theatre professionals in its administrative home at the BMO Theatre Centre in Olympic Village as well as in schools and community facilities throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.