Festivals & Events

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

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Every June through September, Bard on the Beach professional Shakespeare Festival brings to life the magic of Shakespeare’s great plays. The Festival site is located on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, adjacent to the downtown core.

This year, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival’s 26th season runs June 4 to September 26, 2015. The BMO Mainstage offers the hilarious audience favourite, The Comedy of Errors, directed by Scott Bellis, alternating with the epic tragedy King Lear, a Theatre Calgary co-production starring Stratford Festival veteran Ben Campbell and directed by Dennis Garnhum. In the intimate Douglas Campbell tent, a world premiere of a new play based on C.C. Humphreys’ historical novel Shakespeare’s Rebel, directed by Christopher Gaze, alternates with a music-filled Jazz Age staging of Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Daryl Cloran.


As well as the plays, Bard on the Beach offers a vibrant, on-site Village where patrons can gather for one full hour before performances begin. With concession services, picnic packages, insightful free talks and the Bard Boutique, there's always lots to do in the Village! Updates on Bard on the Beach’s festival are posted regularly at www.bardonthebeach.org

Tickets for the 2015 season of Bard on the Beach will be on sale April 8. They can be ordered by phone at 604-739-0559 (1-877-739-0559 toll free) or online at www.bardonthebeach.org

Bard on the Beach Presents King Lear

  • Location: Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival - Vanier Park
  • Address: 1695 Whyte Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 5C3
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Bard on the Beach Presents King Lear Shakespeare's magnificent tragedy tells the story of an aging king who divides his kingdom between two daughte... http://www.bardonthebeach.orgView Details

Bard on the Beach Presents Love's Labour's Lost

  • Location: Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival - Vanier Park
  • Address: 1695 Whyte Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 5C3

Bard on the Beach Presents Love's Labour's Lost It's the Jazz Age, the music is live and the party is in full swing. But a rum-running kingpin and ... http://www.bardonthebeach.orgView Details

Bard on the Beach Presents Shakespeare's Rebel by C.C. Humphreys

  • Location: Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival - Vanier Park
  • Address: 1695 Whyte Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 5C3

Bard on the Beach Presents Shakespeare's Rebel by C.C. Humphreys Master swordsman John Lawley just wants to be a good father, win back his true lov... http://www.bardonthebeach.orgView Details

Bard on the Beach presents The Comedy of Errors

  • Location: BMO Theatre Stage
  • Address: Vanier Park , 1695 Whyte Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 5C3
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Double trouble has never been more delightful! Two sets of long-lost twins meet up unexpectedly, creating hilarious confusion for their friends, love... http://bardonthebeach.orgView Details

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