BARD ON THE BEACH AND MEI GROUP FORM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO BRING YEAR-ROUND SHAKESPEARE TO BC AUDIENCES

  Starting November 8, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival and MEI Events International Inc. will present Shakespeare fans in British Columbia with a unique, all year round opportunity to see ten incredible Shakespeare productions. During fall and winter, fans will get to enjoy the drama, laughter and magic of six wildly popular Shakespeare productions…

BARD ON THE BEACH ANNOUNCES RECORD-BREAKING 2014 ATTENDANCE & 2015 SEASON PLAYBILL

  Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has wrapped up a record-breaking 25th Anniversary Season, generating critical and popular acclaim and setting an all-time attendance record. Almost 101,000 patrons enjoyed the Festival’s silver-anniversary lineup of plays, concerts and special events, a major increase from the previous record of 91,000 in 2009. There were rave reviews…

SEPTEMBER AT BARD – MORE SHOWS ADDED DUE TO TICKET DEMAND

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has announced it is adding performances to its September schedule in response to the high ticket demand for its popular 25th anniversary season.  Three evening performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BMO Mainstage) have been added between September 14 and 19. Six afternoon and evening performances of Cymbeline (Howard Family Stage) have been added between September…

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents Opera & Arias

  Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents its annual Opera & Arias concerts with highlights from operas by Verdi, Handel, Gounod, and Bellini. Celebrate Shakespeare and the 25th anniversary of Bard on the Beach by attending a live performance of some of most beautiful and popular arias and ensembles from Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The…

BARD ON THE BEACH 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS – AUGUST SPECIAL EVENTS

  Bard on the Beach continues its 25th anniversary season under the tents in Vanier Park with unique special events. This August, attend one of the many special events being held on the BMO Mainstage and the Howard Family Stage. Bard is hosting the Celebrating Red & White Wine Tasting, signature Bard B-Q & Fireworksevenings, Bard Explored talks and Opera and Arias: Shakespeare’s Opera concerts…

Bard on the Beach 2014

  This is the 25th season for Bard on the Beach.  Anyone who has attended a play there knows what a marvelous venue it is.  This year’s offerings, which include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Equivocation and Cymbeline, run from June 11 until September 20th.     The back of the main stage is…

Bard on the Beach – July special events

  BARD ON THE BEACH 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS – JULY SPECIAL EVENTS   This summer celebrate Bard on the Beach’s 25th anniversary by attending one of the many special events under the tents in Vanier Park in addition to the productions currently playing in the BMO Mainstage and the Howard Family Stage. During the month of…

Bard on the Beach presents Cymbeline

  The Howard Family Stage welcomes CYMBELINE  to the 2014 Bard on the Beach season Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 25th season with Cymbeline, an enthralling drama featuring one of Shakespeare’s most finely-etched female leads. It plays Tuesdays through Sundays in the intimate 240-seat Douglas Campbell Theatre tent on the Howard Family Stage in Vanier Park…

EQUIVOCATION by Bill Cain opens 2014 Howard Family Stage season at Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues the celebration of its 25th anniversary with the Shakespearean-themed drama Equivocation by celebrated American playwright and Jesuit priest Bill Cain. Presented earlier this spring at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia, Equivocation marks Bard on the Beach’s first co-production. It plays Tuesdays through Sundays in the intimate 240-seat Douglas Campbell Theatre tent, on the Howard Family Stage, from…

Bard on the Beach announcement:

BARD ON THE BEACH STUDIO STAGE NAMED FOR CITY ARTS PHILANTHROPISTS DARLENE & PAUL HOWARD   Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has announced that the stage in the Douglas Campbell Theatre tent has been named the Howard Family Stage in honour of Vancouver philanthropists Darlene and Paul Howard.   “We have watched Bard grow, always maintaining a high standard of excellence, and ever increasing…

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 25th Anniversary season with the magical romance The Tempest. The production is on stage Tuesdays through Sundays on the BMO Mainstage, in Bard’s 733-seat custom-built Mainstage Theatre tent in Vanier Park, from June 12 to September 18, 2014.  Director Meg Roe returns to Bard on the Beach with a re-imagining of her hugely-popular 2008 production of the play. …

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM OPENS BARD ON THE BEACH’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with the return of Shakespeare’s magical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Dream was presented during Bard’s inaugural season in 1990. Dean Paul Gibson(Associate Artistic Director, Bard on the Beach) reimagines this Shakespearean classic following his successful 2006 production. A Midsummer Night’s Dream It plays Tuesdays through Sundays in Bard’s 733-seat custom-built Mainstage Theatre tent in VanierPark from June 11…

BARD ON THE BEACH CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY

PLAY & SPECIAL EVENTS TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 1ST Bard on the Beach celebrates its 25th anniversary season in Vanier Park with two of Shakespeare’s best loved productions. Tickets for Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival go on sale April 1, 2014  in advance of Vancouver’s signature summer theatre festival, which returns to its seaside home in Vanier Park from June 11 to September 20, 2014.   “We are very excited…

French Wines compliment Curtain Raiser

  This was an opportunity to taste and savour an excellent selection of French wines paired with small bites in a festive atmosphere. The Curtain Raiser is held in an attractive second floor banquet space featuring an expansive wall of windows that overlook the massive lobby below.   A prelude to the first public tasting…

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner benefits Bard on the Beach

BACCHANALIA GALA DINNER + AUCTION RAISES FUNDS FOR VANWINEFEST’S CHARITABLE PARTNER BARD ON THE BEACH The Vancouver International Wine Festival, presented by The Vancouver Sun, popped the cork on the 2014 festival celebrations with the Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction fundraiser at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on Saturday, February 22. Net proceeds benefit charitable partner Bard…