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 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

As You like It – The Best Production Ever!

What a great production! Did you ever think you would be clapping and singing along during a Shakespeare play, and leave humming a tune? If you want that pleasure, then, you must attend the 2018 Bard on the Beach production of As You Like It. This is the most enjoyable and unique presentation! Shakespeare’s plays … Read moreAs You like It – The Best Production Ever!

Timon of Athens opens the Howard Family Stage at Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 29th Season in Vanier Park with the opening of Timon of Athens on the Howard Family Stage. A provocative study of loyalty, greed and modern values, Timon of Athens is directed by Meg Roe. Roe last directed at Bard in 2014, helming an exhilarating production of The … Read moreTimon of Athens opens the Howard Family Stage at Bard on the Beach

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – A Teen Shakespeare Play

“Though she be but little, she is fierce!”     This summer the talented teens of CTYP’s Teen Shakespeare Program bring one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays to the outdoor stage on Granville Island. A delightful tale about friendships, fairies, mischief and magic is a sure delight for all the family!   All is not well … Read moreA Midsummer Night’s Dream – A Teen Shakespeare Play

Macbeth opens the 29th season of Bard on the Beach

  Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival opens its 29th Season in Vanier Park with one of Shakespeare’s most thrilling and most popular tragedies. This production of Macbeth will be directed by Crow’s Theatre (Toronto) Artistic Director Chris Abraham in his directorial debut at Bard on the Beach. This year’s production of Macbeth features celebrated … Read moreMacbeth opens the 29th season of Bard on the Beach

Coastal City Ballet Announces Season Finale with Choreographer Irene Schneider’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mischief, Magic and Misadventure of Shakespeare’s Beloved Play Re-imagined in Full-length Ballet   Coastal City Ballet closes its 2017/18 season with the remount of Irene Schneider’s enchanting ballet, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, May 19 at Vancouver Playhouse and June 8 at Surrey Arts Centre. Set to the exquisite music of Felix Mendelssohn, this full-length … Read moreCoastal City Ballet Announces Season Finale with Choreographer Irene Schneider’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream