Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

  • Vanier Park
  • Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R3
  • Phone: 604.737.0625

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival’s 27th season runs from June 3 to September 24, 2016 in modern theatre tents in Vancouver’s waterfront Vanier Park.The Bard festival grounds can accommodate groups and pre-show events of all sizes. From intimate cocktail receptions to gourmet company dinners, we’re happy to work with you to create a magical evening under the tents for you and your guests. Contact our Sponsorship & Events Officer for more information about our special group rates and to book your dates.

This season sees the return of Bard’s hit 2012 production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Johnna Wright, on the BMO Mainstage with all its music, fun and outrageous antics. It plays in repertory with a classic staging of the beloved romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, directed by Kim Collier (Hamlet, 2013). On the Howard Family Stage, Bard presents the powerful tragedy, Othello, (director, Bob Frazer), and Shakespeare’s mythical adventure, Pericles(director,Lois Anderson).

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

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