Vancouver Playhouse

  • 600 Hamilton at Dunsmuir
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6

April 3, 2020

Get ready to get glam at the Vancouver Playhouse on Friday, April 3, 2020. Come dressed up in your eleganza and enjoy an extravagant evening of opulent performances by headliners Lola Frost (Vancouver, BC), The Lady Josephine (Montreal, QC), and The Foxy Lexxi (Quebec, QC), as well as captivating striptease artists from all over North America. Expect imaginative acts by dazzling dancers, naughty nerds, satirical stripteasers, and so much more! Everyone is encouraged to show off your looks at our free photo booth! more

April 4, 2020

Enjoy an evening of performance finery at the Vancouver Playhouse on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Burlesque artists from all over North America will be celebrating their dynamic spectrum of sexuality and gender expression through comedy, drag, and sensual striptease. Prepare to be entranced by our headliners Lola Frost (Vancouver, BC), The Lady Josephine (Montreal, QC) and The Foxy Lexxi (Quebec, QC) as well as Canadian burlesque legend Judith Stein (Nelson, BC). Come dressed in what makes you feel your fiercest and… more

April 26, 2020

Béla Bartók: String Quartet No.2 (1917) Béla Bartók: String Quartet No.4 (1928) Béla Bartók: String Quartet No.6 (1939) The Takács Quartet is a perennial favourite, offering a window into the Hungarian quartet tradition through its irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality. For the season finale – their 23rd and 24th concerts for us – we will be treated in two successive concerts to the full genius of Hungarian master composer Béla Bartók with his complete string quartet cycle. more

May 3, 2020

Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria have collaborated to co-commission and co-produce a new opera for young audiences. In this enchanting work, the animals of the forest are inspired to come together by Dukdukdiya, the Hummingbird, to save their beautiful home from a raging fire. The Flight of the Hummingbird is based on an indigenous parable from the Quechuan people of South America. The story of the brave hummingbird travelled through pre-contact trade routes to become well known within Haida culture. This… more

May 9, 2020

Miz Cracker is a New York City drag queen, writer and comedienne. She launched her drag career in 2011 while participating in marches for marriage equality in Times Square. She went on to compete in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Ten, landing a spot in the top five and becoming a fan favorite. She now tours the world with her one woman shows; delights fans on her YouTube channel; lectures on drag at top universities; cooks with Bon Appetit; writes for publications like Slate, ArtForum, Vice and GQ; and engages over a million… more

May 15, 2020 - May 16, 2020

In their second outing with DanceHouse, NYC’s Dorrance Dance serves up ETM: Double Down . Taking inspiration from tap’s history of combining sound and rhythm, ETM (Electronic Tap Music) replaces the wooden platforms of old with electronic tap boards, like drums for the feet. Mixing b-boy dance moves with the musical wizardry of Gregory Hines, the entire stage becomes an instrument, as the performers create their own percussive soundtrack that layers and loops in a dizzying atomic maelstrom. Hyped up with choreographer… more

June 6, 2020

Hey Vancouver! He’s returning from the land down under and coming up at the Vancouver Playhouse on June 6, 2020. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Joe Avati in person. Over the last 21 years, Joe has entertained audiences around the world with his poignant and hilarious routines which capture the experience of growing up in Italian households in English speaking countries. Joe’s material is always performed as an homage and celebration of the Italian experience. Audiences are drawn to Joe’s show due to the sense… more

August 1, 2020 - August 4, 2020

The enfant terrible of Flamenco, Rocío Molina brings her masterwork Fallen from Heaven (Caída del Cielo) to Vancouver. Channeling multiple incarnations – fetishistic matador, bloodied avenging angel – Molina crushes expectations, reinventing classical form with anarchic punk energy. Since bursting onto the international stage, Molina has revolutionized Flamenco and galvanized audiences. A fearless performer, she conjures images that recall both the natural world and the ruffled beauty of the human body. In… more