Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

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

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.

The Bard Festival grounds can accommodate groups and pre-show events of all sizes. From intimate cocktail receptions to 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 on group discounts and to book your dates.

The 2016 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).

Tickets and information: or 604-739-0559.