Tickets on Sale for 2021 Bard Digital Season & Feature Film

Bard on the Beach Done/Undone by Kate Besworth

Charlie Gallant & Harveen Sandhu, Done/Undone (2021). Photo & Image Design – Emily Cooper

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival is unveiling a 2021 Season with online programming designed to engage both its existing Festival community and reach out to new audiences across Canada and beyond. The 2021 lineup is highlighted by a bold new venture for Western Canada’s biggest Shakespeare festival – the world premiere of a new play, Done/Undone, commissioned by Bard, produced as a feature film and available on demand on a state-of-the-art digital platform. Tickets for Done/Undone go on sale on July 14 at 1pm PT at bardonthebeach.org.

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Tickets on Sale for 2021 Bard Digital Season & Feature Film

Vancouver International Wine Festival and Bard on the Beach Partner with Fund-Raising Virtual Auction

The Vancouver International Wine Festival (VIWF/VanWineFest) and Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival are partnering to present a unique new online event, the Bacchanalia Online Auction, which will offer exclusive wines and wine experiences while raising crucial funds for both festivals. Continue reading:
Vancouver International Wine Festival and Bard on the Beach Partner with Fund-Raising Virtual Auction

Bard Beyond the Beach: Finding Shakespeare in Vancouver

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival can’t be in Vanier Park (Sen’ákw) this summer, but they’re still here for you beyond the beach with new digital content. Continue reading:
Bard Beyond the Beach: Finding Shakespeare in Vancouver

What’s happening in Vancouver theatre this July

Cast members from TUTS’ productions of Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies. Lindsay Elliott photo.

If you’re a fan of classic comedies, you’ll probably want to check out Ensemble Theatre’s production of Born Yesterday. Originally written for Broadway by Garson Kanin, the hit play became a hit 1950 movie starring Judy Holliday and William Holden and directed by George Cukor.

Other offerings this summer include the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!, presented outdoors as part of Theatre Under the Stars’ summer program, and plenty of Shakespeare.

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What’s happening in Vancouver theatre this July

Cast ages from 13-18 in Teen Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Atticus Cseh (Bottom), Piper Trounce (Puck), Lucy Layton (Puck) in Teen Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jenny McDonald photo.

Sure, you can go to Bard on the Beach and see adults perform Shakespeare (MacBeth and As You Like It, to be sure).

But for those of who want to see one of the English scribe’s masterpieces interpreted by those not yet old enough to drive, we have Teen Shakespeare. This year the group brings, to an outdoor stage on Granville Island, A Mdisummer Night’s Dream (aka “The One With Puck”).

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Cast ages from 13-18 in Teen Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Contemporary takes on classics is what it’s all about this weekend. For performance, there’s the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare festival. In art, there’s an exhibition of Indigenous tattoo artists reclaiming traditional techniques. For food and music, head to Italian Day on The Drive. Even cheese gets a new take with a vegan cheese tasting workshop.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Take in the Fireworks While Enjoying a Gourmet Bard-B-Q at Vanier Park

photo: Jason Keel

If you’re looking for a new viewpoint for the Honda Celebration of Light this year, booking one of the Bard-B-Q & Fireworks nights at Bard on the Beach in Vanier Park is the perfect experience for you!

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Take in the Fireworks While Enjoying a Gourmet Bard-B-Q at Vanier Park