“We are thrilled with both our artistic achievements and our attendance this year,” said Christopher Gaze, Bard on the Beach Artistic Director. “We also exceeded our revenue goals, and as a not-for-profit Festival, with over 70% of our costs paid for by ticket and retail revenue, we are grateful for that success. Now our focus is firmly on 2018, and our plans to inspire, provoke and delight audiences for another season.”

With the 2017 season coming to a close with a total attendance of nearly 95,000, Bard on the Beach announced their 2018 Festival season entitled "Bard Meets the Beatles & Bold Dramas Abound." Running from June 6 to September 22, 2018 the BMO Mainstage will host As You Like It, chalk full of Beatles songs in 1960s Vancouver, and a classic staging of Macbeth. On the Howard Family Stage female-dominated Timon of Athens and a Bard-commissioned adaptation of Lysistrata by Jennifer Wise and Lois Anderson will take the stage. For more information, 2018 Season Packs, and advance tickets go to bardonthebeach.org. Single tickets go on sale in April 2018.