Russian White Nights Festival Opening Day

  • April 28, 2018
  • Times: Starting: 02:00 PM
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • Address:
  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 6046830222

To kick off the Russian White Nights Vancouver Opera Festival in style, everyone is invited to an outdoor celebration featuring Russian cultural performers, food trucks, market vendors, a spectacular circus presentation, a movie screening, and a patio bar. From 2pm onwards on the  Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

Scarlet Sails Performance
April 28 at 6:15pm & 7:30pm
April 29 at 12:45pm
May 3 & 5 at 6:15pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

The Russian White Nights Festival celebrates the time of year around the summer solstice in areas of high latitude when darkness is never complete. The festival highlight is the arrival of a Scarlet Sails schooner. Vancouver Opera has partnered with CircusWest, to stage the Scarlet Sails love story. A specially created 40-foot long red schooner will serve as the stage for gravity-defying acrobatic feats, with music and custom designed projections on the 22-foot tall sails in a performance for all ages.

Russian Cultural Performances
April 28 from 2:00pm onwards
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Children’s performance at 2:00pm. Concerts for families from 3:00pm until 6:00pm.

In partnership with Russian Theatre Palme


Opera Speaks: Russian Arts and Culture
April 28 at 3:00pm, 4:00pm, & 5:00pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby

Every opera begins with a story that explores the human experience. Opera Speaks brings together professional experts, artists and researchers to discuss the Russian music and arts featured during the festival.


Man with a Movie Camera
April 28 at 8:00pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

A unique vintage Russian silent lm Man with a Movie Camera, caps off the day on the QET Plaza – complete with movie snacks and drinks in our Happy Hour Patio Bar.

Presented in partnership with VIFF

Russian White Nights Festival Opening Day
630 Hamilton (at Georgia)