Best Vancouver Theatres

Jaybanks By Jaybanks, 27th Nov 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Five unique theatres in Vancouver every traveler (and Vancouverite too) should visit.

Out of the Ordinary

There are more than 50 theatres and venues in Vancouver, so if you are a theatre lover, you will have a great time in this wonderful city. The number of plays is so vast that there isn’t a day in the month without a play. Here are the 5 most interesting theatres:

Theatre Under the Stars
Located in Stanley Park, the theatre is open exclusively during the summer season and has been offering popular musical theatre shows for 65 years. This year’s summer brought pieces like Bye Bye Birdie, or Anything Goes, written by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Russell Crouse, and Howard Lindsay which proved to belong to the best performances that made their way to this theatre.
If you are planning to spent the next summer in Vancouver, a special Christmas offer has been announced, so if you buy a season pass, you will get 35% off the full price. Moreover, the 2013 season is, according to the website, supposed to be “a laugh riot”.

The Arts Club Theatre Company
Granville Island is one of the most amazing places to visit in Vancouver and also the home of a stage where you can enjoy plays by this theatre. There are two other stages in Vancouver – the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage and the Revue Stage. Each stage plays usually one show that covers a month’s time, so that you can go to the theatre every month and see a different play. The complete program can be found on their website.

The Gateway Theatre Society
The plays are performed on two stages – on the Main Stage and in the Studio. Among the upcoming shows are also Fiddler on the Roof and Moliere’s Don Juan. Besides the shows, The Gateway Theatre has also been hosting the Pacific Piano Competition since 1994 and the Academy offers acting, musical theatre and voice classes for children and teens.

Metro Theatre
This “humble little theatre”, as the website says, is celebrating its 50th season. It is a non-professional theatre company that belongs to the best ones in Canada. But don’t get fooled and don’t expect a group of amateurs. The actors are really great and you can feel their passion for acting. Currently, they are playing a comedy called Lend Me a Tenor. The show is going to be on stage until December 1st.

Bard on the Beach
Again, a summer event. This one is dedicated to Shakespeare’s genius and it is a professional non-profit festival, the biggest one in Canada. The location is the Vancouver’s Vanier Park and the shows are performed on two stages. In the summer 2013 it is going to be already the 24th season and the visitors can start looking forward to the Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure or Elizabeth Rex.

As you can see, Vancouver has a lot to offer as regards culture. But not only culture. If you would like to see something different, here is a guide to the top Vancouver attractions.
Just in case you would like to see some other interesting places in our city to make your visit unforgettable.


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author avatar vpaulose
28th Nov 2012 (#)

Good info on theaters

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author avatar Jaybanks
28th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank you.

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author avatar Rose*
27th Nov 2013 (#)

The theatre under the stars sounds great.

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