Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Wraps An Outstanding Season & Looks Ahead To 2019

The 2018 Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has ended on a record-breaking high note, with a total season attendance of over 108,000 – up 8% from the previous year – and a lineup of successful plays and special events that repeatedly sold out houses throughout the Festival.     The 29th Bard season ran … Read moreBard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Wraps An Outstanding Season & Looks Ahead To 2019

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Announces Its 2019 Lineup: Celebrating The 30th Season

The 29th season of Bard on the Beach continues until September 28, but Artistic Director Christopher Gaze announced the lineup today for the Festival’s 30th Anniversary Season, running from June 5 to September 21, 2019. The 2019 plays include the return of a record-setting Bard hit, an internationally-popular romantic comedy, a cross-cultural romance and a … Read moreBard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Announces Its 2019 Lineup: Celebrating The 30th Season

Bard on the Beach presents Bold and Beautiful

The bold and beautiful setting for Bard on the Beach, the traditional Shakespeare productions at Vanier Park, becomes the location for the UBC Opera Ensemble and members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra to present Opera and Arias: Bold and Beautiful. On a lovely summer evening with the ocean and setting sun visible through the window … Read moreBard on the Beach presents Bold and Beautiful

Bard on the Beach welcomes Operas & Arias to Vanier Park on August 27 and September 3

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents its annual Opera & Arias concerts, bringing the most gorgeous melodies to life — from La Traviata, La Bohème, Die Fledermaus and more. Enjoy the 29th season of Bard on the Beach by attending a live performance of these best-loved opera selections which are sure to seduce, delight and inspire.   The … Read moreBard on the Beach welcomes Operas & Arias to Vanier Park on August 27 and September 3

Bard on the Beach Extends Its Record-Breaking 29th Season With Added Shows

  Bard on the Beach announced that as a result of record-breaking demand for its ‘60s-inspired romantic comedy As You Like It, the Festival’s 29th season will be extended by a week to allow for added performances. The closing night for the Beatles-song-filled musical will now be on Friday, September 28, with four added performances … Read moreBard on the Beach Extends Its Record-Breaking 29th Season With Added Shows

Bard on the Beach – Lysistrata

It is present day and a development company is threatening to create a massive shipping yard, demolishing Vanier Park; threatening the longstanding home of Bard on the Beach.  A group of Bard actors decides last minute to hijack their all-female performance of Hamlet and instead, stage a hilarious but poignant adaptation of Aristophanes play, Lysistrata. … Read moreBard on the Beach – Lysistrata

Bard on the Beach Timon of Athens – review by Anita Neufeld

Timon of Athens is one of the lesser known and later (thought to be written in 1608) of Shakespeare’s plays, it reflects on the fragile nature of high society and our human connection to it.  What happens when you are dealt a bitter blow and all you believe to be true falls away? Well, insanity … Read moreBard on the Beach Timon of Athens – review by Anita Neufeld

Bard on the Beach’s 29th season brings five popular special events to Vanier Park

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 … Read moreBard on the Beach’s 29th season brings five popular special events to Vanier Park

Bard on the Beach – Macbeth – a review

Bard on the Beach Macbeth   As patrons arrive at Bard on the Beach, they are invited to “In a Nutshell”, where they hear a short synopsis and learn some interesting facts about the play they are about to see. The audience awaiting the production of Macbeth learns that the play is famous not only … Read moreBard on the Beach – Macbeth – a review

THE BARD DOES BARBER!

  Opera & Arias: The Barber of Seville Under the Tents in Vanier Park on August 28 and September 4   Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents its annual Opera & Arias concerts, bringing Rossini’s beguiling music to life with a costumed concert staging of excerpts from his ever-popular opera, The Barber of Seville. … Read moreTHE BARD DOES BARBER!