Vancouver

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

  • 630 Hamilton (at Georgia)
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6

April 26, 2019

Discover the next generation of Canadian opera talent in an exhilarating vocal competition. Eight young singers selected during nationwide auditions will perform on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage in front of a jury chaired by Music Director Emeritus, Jonathan Darlington. The competition is hosted by the CBC’s Sylvia L’Ecuyer. While the jury deliberates, the audience will enjoy a short performance from one of Canada’s leading opera sensations, Erin Wall. more

April 27, 2019

Come celebrate the launch of the third annual Vancouver Opera Festival with a day of opera, art, and events at the Vancouver Playhouse, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and s?xw?? ex?n Xwtl’a7shn (formerly the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza). Vancouver Opera Festival Opening Day Saturday, April 27 1:00pm - 10:30pm Buy tickets for La Cenerentola and Faust at www.vancouveropera.ca Pre-show talk for La Cenerentola 1:00pm - 1:30pm at Vancouver Playhouse Rossini's La Cenerentola 2:00pm - 4:30pm at Vancouver Playhouse A magical… more

April 28, 2019

An entertaining and thought ­provoking discussion led by Peabody ­Award-­winning classical music journalist Paulo Pietropaolo. RSVP at vancoveropera.ca About Opera Speaks A series of free, informative conversations around the productions and themes of Vancouver Opera Festival… more

April 28, 2019

An entertaining and thought ­provoking discussion led by Peabody ­Award-­winning classical music journalist Paulo Pietropaolo. RSVP at vancouveropera.ca About Opera Speaks A series of free, informative conversations around the productions and themes of Vancouver Opera Festival… more

April 28, 2019

Join us for a day of children’s activities and performances, with face painting, musical costumes and the Roaming Diva on stilts. For adults, the Patio Bar opens at noon with live performances all afternoon. Free to the public. The Party on the Plaza takes place rain or shine. Vancouver Opera Festival Party on the Plaza Sunday, April 28 10:00am - 5:00pm Free Roaming Diva Performances throughout the day on šx???ex?n Xwtl’a7shn Plaza Vancouver Opera Festival Community Stage 10:30am-11:50am at Community Stage Featuring… more

April 30, 2019

Featuring The River of Light’s celebrated composer Brian Current and other storytellers. RSVP here: https://goo.gl/xsrPwW About Opera Speaks A series of free, informative conversations around the productions and themes of Vancouver Opera Festival… more

May 2, 2019

An open workshop led by the Canucks Autism Network featuring arts educators from Vancouver Opera, Bard on the Beach, and Arts Club Theatre. RSVP here: https://goo.gl/xsrPwW About Opera Speaks A series of free, informative conversations around the productions and themes of Vancouver Opera Festival… more

May 3, 2019

The River of Light is an exciting world premiere of a large scale work for chorus, soloists and orchestra conceived and composed by Brian Current, one of Canada’s outstanding composers who is the recent recipient of the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music awarded by the Canada Council. It is a multi movement work based on transcendence as described by writers from various traditions (Hindu, Christian, Hebrew, Indigenous Canadian, Islamic, Secular and Chinese Philosophy). The work is inspired by Dante’s vision in the… more

May 16, 2019

Since emerging in 2012, singer, songwriter, and producer Blackbear has released alt-R&B albums Deadroses, Digital Druglord, and Cybersex — each extolling the pleasures of sex, drugs, and luxury consumerism. His streaming hits, the platinum-selling “Idfc” and the double-platinum “Do Re Mi” (“Do Re Mi, I’m so fucking done with you girl”), further established the 28-year-old. Blackbear is no musical lightweight. He’s an effortless songwriter with a keen ear for melody, a knack for distilling complicated ideas into… more

May 30, 2019

Last Podcast on the Left barrels headlong into all things horror — as hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski cover dark subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, iconic hauntings, the history of war crimes, and more. Whether it's cults, killers, or cryptid encounters, Last Podcast on the Left laughs into the abyss that is the dark side of humanity. Thursday, May 30th 2019 at 7:30pm Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC For more information, please visit here… more

June 28, 2019

Prolific and progressive, The Roots was named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone and serve as the official house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon . Forsaking usual hip-hop protocol, they are endlessly creative, whether with their own material or through numerous collaborations. more

July 18, 2019

Live Nation has just announced that rock legend Slash will bring his band, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, to Vancouver. The group--which features Slash on guitar along with vocalist Kennedy, bassist Todd Kerns, rhythm guitarist Frank Sidoris, and drummer Brent Fitz--will be showcasing tunes from its latest album, Living the Dream . Thursday, July 18th 2019 at 7:30pm Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC For more information, please visit here… more

July 19, 2019

One day after playing their first show in eight years at Third Man Records’ 10th anniversary celebration, the Raconteurs announced a full-scale North American tour. The quartet — Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler — will kick off the trek July 12th in Detroit, Michigan and wrap October 18th in St. Louis, Missouri. Friday, July 19th 2019 at 8:00pm Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC For more information, please visit here… more

July 23, 2019

Sixteen-time GRAMMY® award-winning songwriter and one of the most successful producers in history, Canadian icon David Foster is embarking on his first-ever Canadian tour, performing songs from his unparalleled catalog. Foster will be accompanied by his four-piece band along with stellar guest singers Fernando Varela, Pia Toscano and Sheléa. Foster's most popular hits, written and/or produced for artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Barbra Streisand and many… more

July 24, 2019 - July 26, 2019

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment… more

September 17, 2019 - September 22, 2019

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling… more

November 12, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson ( I Am Sam ) and original direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus ( Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland ). "It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie… more

February 25, 2020 - March 1, 2020

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. DEAR EVAN HANSEN has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says DEAR EVAN HANSEN is “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre… more

April 7, 2020 - April 12, 2020

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and… more

July 9, 2020 - July 26, 2020

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment… more